Soft Washing vs. Pressure Washing

You don’t use dish soap to wash your hair. And you don’t clean your dishes with a fire hose.

When it comes to surface cleaning, there are a few rules that we simply take as law. And in the exterior cleaning world, those rules revolve around pressure washing and soft washing.

As a Williamsburg property owner, it’s important to know about the background, purpose, and application of these two cleaning methods. Envirowash is proud to support your maintenance goals with exterior cleaning that cleans your property… the way it should be.

Pressure Washing

This cleaning method often referred to as “power washing,” uses equipment that distributes water and cleaning solution on the affected surface. The key here is that it uses a high PSI, or pounds per square inch, to get the job done.

  • When it works: Pressure washing is a great fit for concrete cleaning, driveway cleaning, and patio cleaning.
  • When it doesn’t: Pressure washing is too forceful to use on your Williamsburg home exterior or roof.

Soft Washing

Soft washing is exactly like pressure washing in every way except one. Where pressure washing uses – you guessed it – pressure, soft washing doesn’t. Instead, it applies a gentle pressure that allows the technician to deliver a detailed cleaning approach.

  • When it works: Soft washing is ideal for roof cleaning and house washing, where the surfaces need a process that doesn’t expose them to harsh pressures.
  • When it doesn’t: It isn’t so effective on concrete, asphalt, and other hardscapes.

With the combination of soft washing and pressure washing, your Williamsburg property is always ready for curb appeal – and curb appeal that lasts!