Maintaining your home’s exterior is extremely important to the long-term value of your property. Not only do you increase your home’s curb appeal, having your exterior regularly cleaned can prevent long-term damage such as bug infestations and mold growth. When it comes to exterior cleaning, two of the most common ways are pressure washing and soft washing. So, which one is right for your home? Here’s what you need to know:

What Is Pressure Washing?

Pressure washing, like the name suggests, uses very highly pressurized water streams to remove dirt and debris. The water streams are so powerful that virtually any stain can be removed from hard surfaces even after years of neglect. Pressure washing is typically recommended for very hard surfaces such as brick exteriors and concrete or asphalt surfaces.

What About Soft Washing?

Soft washing is a similar process but instead of using high-pressure water, it uses a lower pressure in combination with specialized cleaning products and detergents. Soft washing is recommended when you need to clean materials that could be damaged by pressure washing such as roof tiles, shingles, and vinyl siding. Soft washing is a slower process, but it doesn’t present the same risk that pressure washing does.

Always Use A Professional

No matter what type of exterior cleaning you need, you should use a professional. Using the wrong product can be a very costly mistake. Pressure washing, for example, can destroy window seals and lower the lifespan of exterior house paint. The wrong detergent for soft washing could discolor window glass or cause stains. When you use a professional cleaning company, you don’t have to worry about using the wrong tools. They have the experience and expertise to know which tool is right for the job so your home looks great without any of the risks.

Contact us today at Southwest Pressure Washing for a free quote!