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 PSI, or 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, 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.
Soft washing is recommended for soft surfaces, such as:
- Cedar shake siding
- Wood panel siding
- Outdoor rooted plants
- Stucco and coquina
- Outdoor wood furniture
- Screens, enclosures, and lanais
- Vinyl siding