What Sets Us Apart
Pressure washing is an extremely effective solution for cleaning various surfaces of the home, and unlike power washers, pressure washers don't heat up water. However, the pressure is still high enough to be dangerous. With that being said, special care must also be taken when pressure washing home sidings. You need to be at the correct distance to avoid wearing down vinyl sidings, wood shingles, and other types of susceptible house siding. Pressure washing is meant to clean walking surfaces, decks, stone pathways, patio furniture, and so forth. Anything that is hard, but has deep grooves that allow dirt to be embedded is a great candidate for pressure washing.
Pressure washing and power washing sound like the same thing, but there are a few distinctions. Power washing utilizes the same idea of blasting water at a high pressure, only with hot water. This sets power washing apart because the hot water not only acts to sanitize surfaces, it is also superior at breaking down organic materials.
Power washing machines are usually heavier duty machines, as well. You can't acquire a professional-strength power washer, nor should you. These are extremely dangerous to you and your property without training. Additionally, power washing is mainly for outdoor cleaning of driveways, stone walls, and rough concrete. These machines are more commonly seen in commercial and industrial settings.
Now, you may be thinking that soft washing has nothing to do with pressure washing. Ironically, pressure washers are used to soft wash, but they are modified to lower the pressure per square inch.
Soft washing is done using less than 500 PSI for rinsing or cleaning application. The tip of the pressure washer is replaced with one that widens the spray, therefore dropping the point of pressure. On top of this, soft washing utilizes special cleaning solutions to break down dirt and organisms living on surfaces. These cleaning solutions are Eco-friendly and will not strip protective coatings on your home's exterior. Soft washing methods are preferred in a variety of situations over pressure washing, including on surfaces like:
Cedar shake siding
Wood panel siding
Outdoor rooted plants
Stucco and colloquial
Outdoor wood furniture
Screens, enclosures, and lanais