Have you noticed dark, dingy build up on your home? Feel like you need to have the exterior of your home cleaned? Not exactly sure what the best method is? The most likely answer is to have your home soft washed. Unlike other methods such as hand cleaning or using a pressure washer, soft washing is an effective way to clean exteriors of all types.

What Is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is similar to power washing in that it uses a machine to spray pressurized water as a cleaning tool. Unlike power washing, however, soft washing uses a low amount of pressure, typically below 500 PSI. The spray area of soft washing is also much wider than a typical power washer, allowing you clean a larger surface of the exterior at one time.

Why is Softwashing Preferred To Clean Exteriors?

The benefits of soft washing is that the low amount of pressure doesn’t cause damage to delicate exteriors. The exteriors of most homes have a protective coating on them and high heat and pressure from traditional power washers can damage this film. This lowers the life of the exterior of your home and can even void warranties on things like vinyl siding. With soft washing, especially by a professional, you can get a clean exterior without worrying about causing more damage.

What Exteriors Can Softwashing Clean?

Professional soft washing can be used on just about any type of exterior. Some of the exteriors you can clean with soft washing include:

  • Stucco
  • Vinyl Siding
  • Wood Siding
  • Bricks
  • Cedar Shake

For soft washing to be most effective, it typically is paired with professional-grade detergents and cleaning agents. The detergent is able to get below the surface of dirt and grime that has built up on the siding, and the soft washing gently removes the debris without damaging the underlying material.

Reach out to us today at Alvarez Power Washing for a free quote! (973-651-8225)