Being the most popular ways of cleaning, pressure washing, and soft washing can sometimes be applied on the wrong surface.
So, we’ll walk you through the qualities of each and hopefully help you determine which is best for your cleaning needs.
Let’s start by saying that soft washing is an extension or a modification of pressure washing. It relies on using a high volume of water with additional chemicals to clean surfaces effectively but at a lower pressure.
Soft wash equipment has a greater GPM output, usually 6+ GPM against a pressure washer unit, but it has lower, often less than 700 psi.
This great GPM and a lower pressure allow for flooding of a surface, hence effective cleaning for softer surfaces like:
- Siding, especially wood siding
- Roof shingles
Note: the additional chemical required for soft washing depends on the surface being cleaned. Remember, the goal is to achieve a clean surface.
This is a complete contrast to soft washing; a pressure washer uses high pressure (from 1000 to 10,000) but with a lower GPM output.
Pressure washing is ideal if you intend on removing stubborn stains, dirt, and grime from surfaces that can withstand high pressure.
However, you can also use a pressure washer to remove dirt or grime on surfaces such as siding and roofs, but you need to keep a distance from these surfaces to avoid damaging them.
Another upside of pressure washing is that you can always find pressure washers locally in most outlets, which cannot be said for soft washing equipment.
Can you get soft wash results on a pressure washer?
The answer is, you can get pretty close, especially if your pressure washer has an unloader that can be adjusted. But at the end of the day, a pressure washer may not produce the needed volume of a soft wash.
For best results and to keep your surfaces safe, seek professionals specializing in pressure washing services.
Pressure Washing Services in Lakewood, OH, and the Surrounding Areas
At Aslan, Inc, we make it our duty to fulfill your requirements; whether you need soft wash for delicate surfaces or pressure washing, we got you.
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