Pressure Washing vs. SoftWashing [infographic]

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In our experience, many people don’t know what SoftWashing is, let alone the differences between this method and pressure washing. Though pressure washing is the more conventional method, it’s important to understand how these two exterior cleaning methods compare if you really want the best results for your home or business.

Pressure Washing vs. SoftWashing

Pressure Washing

  • Uses highly pressurized water- Pressure washing uses high pressure to blast away dirt and grime, hence the name. The PSI of pressure washing equipment reaches in the thousands, even for light-duty jobs.
  • Erodes various surfaces- Pressure washing has been known to damage even the hardest surfaces. It can lead to concrete pitting, wood splitting, paint stripping, and dents.
  • Achieves a surface-level clean- Pressure washing removes dirt and grime on the surface, but it doesn’t eliminate the underlying problems: mold, mildew, algae, and bacterial buildup.
  • Offers short-term results- Because pressure washing doesn’t address the contaminants below the surface, any mold, mildew, or algae may return within just a few months.


  • Uses water-based, biodegradable chemicals- SoftWashing uses specialized cleaning solutions to emulsify dirt and grime, as well as very low pressure to rinse off surfaces. The PSI is close to that of a garden hose.
  • Won’t cause damage- SoftWashing was developed as a gentle alternative to pressure washing. Because it is so low-pressure, it’s perfect for washing delicate materials like roof shingles, siding, fences, and more.
  • Targets contaminants for a thorough clean- SoftWashing is designed to thoroughly sanitize surfaces by killing mold, mildew, algae, and other contaminants to eliminate them completely.
  • Results last 4 to 6 times longer- SoftWashing is proven to provide results that last up to 4 to 6 times longer than pressure washing, so it’s the long-lasting solution you’re looking for.

To schedule SoftWashing at your home or business, call or text 813-807-SOFT.