You have probably seen the before and after videos of people power washing their homes. While they are very satisfying, you may be watching someone do long-lasting damage to their property. While power washing has its place, for many home exterior cleaning projects what you actually need is soft washing. Here’s what you need to know about this process and why it is important you use a professional:

What is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is the process of using low-pressure water and detergent through specialized nozzle attachments to clean. It is often used for cleaning decks, vinyl siding, roof shingles, and many other parts of a home’s exterior. Unlike pressure washing, which uses extremely high pressure, soft washing is a much gentler process that doesn’t risk damaging the actual material itself.

When to Use Soft Washing Instead of Power Washing

Power washing like you see in videos is typically only for extremely hard surfaces such as concrete driveways or sidewalks. If you use a power washer on your home’s exterior, you run the risk of ruining the paint and other complications such as destroy window seals. If your home exterior needs cleaned but is not made of concrete or brick, you probably need soft washing.

Use A Professional Soft Washing Service

The difference in using a pressure washer instead of (correctly) using a soft washer is significant. While a pressure washer may get you great-looking results, it isn’t worth the damage that you end up doing. Instead of trying to do it yourself, it is recommended that you use a professional soft washing service. This guarantees you have someone with the right knowledge and tools to not only get your home exterior clean but not risk damaging anything in the process.  

Contact us today at Sloop’s Pressure Washing for a free quote!