What is soft washing?
Just like pressure washing and power washing, soft washing is a cleaning method used to get rid of unsightly stains on surfaces. There’s just one major difference. Soft washing uses a special low-pressure nozzle combined with a biodegradable chemical to get rid of the contaminants without damaging the surface or killing a nearby plant.
Soft washing relies primarily on chemicals to clean a surface, as opposed to the pressure used by pressure washing and power washing. Soft washing is overall safe unless it is not applied properly. Using the wrong combination of chemicals could damage surfaces and kill nearby plants.
What is the difference between pressure washing and power washing?
The terms “power washing” and “pressure washing” are often used interchangeably. While they do have many similarities, there is one major difference, heat! Power washing machines spray out very hot pressurized water, while the water coming out of a pressure washer tends to be cool or room temperature.
The water being ejected from a power washer comes out with incredible force and is heated to at
least 200 degrees Fahrenheit. A power washer’s extreme pressure can make it very dangerous, which is why power washing is best left to professionals who know how to handle this equipment.
Why water temperature is important?
The hotter the water temperature, the easier it is to break down contaminates, such as mold, dirt, dust, loose paint, algae, grime, and even chewing gum. Power washing tends to work very well on even the most stubborn stains and dirt. However, it shouldn’t be used on just any surface. Power washers should be used on hard surfaces that can withstand the pressure and temperature, such as concrete and driveways.