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Pressure Washing vs Soft Washing: What's the difference?


Pressure washing

A professional pressure washer is able to achieve some pretty awesome results. It can be extremely satisfying watching that layer of dirt be washed away. Pressure washing can be a great way to remove built up dirt and grime.


When researching pressure washing companies you may come across the term "soft washing". If you're not confused about the difference between pressure washing and soft washing, then don't worry, you're not alone.


Let's take a look at the differences between pressure washing and soft washing:


Pressure Washing


Pressure washing is a form of cleaning using a high pressure blast of water to remove dirt and grime. The amount of pressure a pressure washer produces has the ability to rip though skin. Unfortunately many homeowners find this out the hard way.


Pressure washing is a great way to clean surfaces that have deep pores and grooves. The high pressure allows stubborn dirt to be removed from the surface being cleaned.


Special care must be taken when using a pressure washer to clean siding or shingles. The high pressure has the ability to blast siding off of a house. If you are going to use a pressure washer to clean siding, you must keep the tip at the correct distance to avoid damage.


Pressure washing is a great way to clean concrete, decks, brick, stone, pavers, and other similar surfaces.


Soft Washing


Even though soft washing and pressure washing are two different methods of cleaning, they are both done with a pressure washer. Soft washing uses a pressure washer that is modified to lower the pressure.


Soft washing involves using eco-friendly chemicals to clean instead of high pressure. A specialty tip is attached to the pressure washer to create a wide spray pattern, and the chemical is applied to the area being cleaned. The chemical is left to dwell for 5-10 minutes and then is thoroughly rinsed.


Soft washing is the safest and most efficient way to clean surfaces such as siding, cedar shake, and shingles.


Call the Professionals!


Cleaning your house, deck, and driveway can be a daunting task. Most consumer grade equipment is simply not built to achieve professional results. Here at Diamond Shine, we have the equipment and skillset to get the job done right. "The difference is in the details" is our motto, and it shows in the quality of our work. Call us today to get a free quote for all of your pressure washing and soft washing needs!






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