Pressure Wash Services in Gallatin, Tennessee
Cleaning exterior surfaces on your residence or business can be tricky because the high-pressure solutions that remove the toughest debris are a damage risk. Soft washing is an alternative to power washing that’s gentle on surfaces while providing a deep clean.
You can trust our expert technicians at locally owned and operated Lil’ Squirt Soft Wash to handle your cleaning and related concerns. Exterior surface cleaning isn’t a one-size-fits-all solution. We use the right concentration of cleaning solutions at the ideal low-pressure level to gently clean homes and businesses across Gallatin.
How is Soft Washing Different from Power Washing?
Soft washing and power washing use much of the same equipment; however, there are differences in how the two work that makes each better suited for specific cleaning conditions. Power washing utilizes high-pressure, heated water combined with cleaning solutions to blast away dirt and debris from rugged surfaces. The problem with power washing is it can be outright dangerous to fairly durable surfaces. There’s not much of a point in cleaning a surface if doing so destroys it.
Soft washing is an aptly named technique that utilizes a special low-pressure nozzle that gently spreads the cleaning solution across roofs and other surfaces. This approach relies more on the cleaning solution than pressure to remove build-up. Soft washing is particularly beneficial for surfaces with paint and adhesives that higher pressure cleaning techniques easily damage.
Where does Soft Washing Work Best?
The list of areas that soft washing works better on is much longer than the list of surfaces best accommodated by power washing. The general thought is that soft washing is the better choice unless that area or surface is highly durable.
- Roofing: soft wash is an excellent roof cleaning option because it doesn’t press hard enough on the roof to damage or remove shingles. It also doesn’t damage the adhesives holding the roof in place.
- Building exteriors: soft wash can clean stucco, vinyl siding, wood panels, and cedar shake siding without damaging it.
- Brick structures: soft wash is a viable cleaning solution for any outdoor brick structure, including buildings and flooring.
- Tile surfaces: pressure washing can break tiles easily, so soft washing best serves these surfaces.
Unless you’re cleaning a concrete driveway or a treated wood deck, the softer approach of soft washing from Lil’ Squirt Soft Wash can safely clean your exterior surfaces.