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What is The Difference Between Pressure Washing & Softwashing?

Posted on: September 28th, 2020 by Top Notch Pressure Washing

How do you clean your car?

Do you just use water, or do you use soap? Obviously, you use soap when you wash your car. Why? Because the dirt and grim can get in the edges and cracks in your paint and door and window edges. So, it makes sense that soap is a positive thing to use when you are washing something that sits outside 24/7. Pressure washing your siding alone won’t clean the surface fully. Instead it makes sense that soap should be used to get rid of the grit and grime that rests in the cracks and overlapping slats of siding. Pressure washing is best for use on a driveway, stone surface, or anything that is dense and hard. Pressure washing shouldn’t be used on soft surfaces like wood, paint, vinyl, or anything else that could be dented easily.

Pressure Washing Uses High Pressure

To counter the force that the high-pressure hoses uses, you should use a low-pressure hose that won’t damage the siding. The other thing you need to watch out for is damage to roofing tiles. Your roofing tiles are made of gravel and tar on paper. These are meant to sit on your roof and protect from falling rain. Using pressure washing will rip the tiles off your roof and pull the gravel sands off the tar paper. It is very dangerous to use pressure washing on your roof.

Soft Washing Uses Soap and Rinsing Low-Pressure Water

The main difference between pressure washing and soft washing is the level of power on the water and the use of soap to supplement the water. You wouldn’t just spray your cloths with a hose to get them clean. Rather you stick them in the washer that uses soap and soaking water. Soft washing uses the benefits of soap and the softness of light water to make sure your surfaces are as clean as possible.

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