Soft Washing versus Pressure Washing

Greenville SC Pressure Washing

If you’ve ever invested in an exterior cleaning project for your home, you’ve likely heard the term “pressure washing” before. But what about its lesser-known (but equally important!) counterpart, soft washing!

Consider this your crash course. Both play an important role in your home – but it’s also really important to know where they are valuable for your property.

The Perks of Pressure Washing

Pressure washing, which is often called power washing, is a type of cleaning that uses a high PSI (pounds per square inch) to clean your exterior.

This is a great approach for hardscapes and other durable surfaces, as it delivers the deep clean that these areas needs for complete restoration. We use pressure washing to remove stains, chewing gum, and other eyesores from:

  • Sidewalks
  • Driveways
  • Parking lots
  • Patios
  • Entryways
  • Drive thrus

The Scoop on Soft Washing

Soft washing is the low-pressure cousin of pressure washing. It uses a low PSI (we compare it to the amount of power you get from a garden hose) to gently but thoroughly wash your surfaces.

This approach is safe for siding, roofing, and other surfaces that need a gentler touch. We always use this to clean:

  • Home exteriors
  • Roofs
  • Decks and porches, if needed

Both methods use a special cleaning solution designed specifically for the needs of your property. This detergent:

  • Removes stains and discoloration
  • Kills mold, mildew, algae, and other bacteria
  • Dislodges buildup

With Preferred SoftWash, you can feel confident that your property is getting the correct treatment where it needs it most.


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