Home Soft Washing or Pressure Cleaning, Which Is Better?
One of the frequently asked questions we get at Westchester Power Washing is, what is best, soft washing or pressure cleaning?
The answer depends on what the surface is that is to be cleaned. When it comes to getting your home exterior professionally cleaned, your home will probably need both, soft washing and pressure cleaning services.
To begin, we will explain the difference between soft washing and pressure cleaning.
Soft-Washing Process Explained
Soft washing means using low water pressure to wash your home. Soft washing is best achieved using a soft washing system as we use at Westchester Power Washing. Our self-contained soft washing system uses low pressure at around 175 psi to gently spray water on your siding, roof, and other surfaces.
In addition to the low water pressure, we use a cleaning solution that is sprayed out with the water to clean your home of dirt, mold, mildew, moss, and lichens. This gentle spray allows the cleaning solution to be absorbed, killing the mold spores thus preventing them from regrowing and causing more damage to your home.
After the solution is absorbed, we then gently spray water washing away the dirt, black streaks, mold, mildew, and fungus from your home. Your home will be visibly cleaner and its curb appeal restored.
Pressure Cleaning Process Explained
Pressure cleaning is the use of a pressure washing machine to use high pressure, up to 4000 psi to aggressively clean hard surfaces such as concrete, stone, and brick.
Most pressure washing companies use a pressure washing machine that is dragged around your property along with cleaning solutions. This process can leave bleach spilled all over your property, damaging your grass and foliage.
As an established company with more than 32 years of washing homes throughout Westchester, Putnam & Dutchess County, we have seen many of our competitors do great damage to people’s homes. To provide a better pressure cleaning service, we upgraded our pressure cleaning system when we installed our new soft washing system so our pressure washing is also self-contained.
We use a hose system that is reeled out from our truck and the cleaning solution is injected into the water eliminating the need to use a standard pressure washer or drag cleaning solutions around.
This helps us provide efficient, fast, and effective pressure cleaning without disturbing or damaging your home or property as other companies do.
Other questions we often get are,
Why does Westchester Power Washing only soft-wash siding?
What happens when you pressure wash siding?
Why Our Soft-Washing System is ALWAYS BETTER than Pressure Washing Siding:
- Soft Washing Doesn’t Damage Your Home
- Soft-Washing Uses Less Water
- Soft-Washing Gives Longer Lasting Results
- Soft-Washing is Safe For All Building Materials
- Soft-Washing Leaves Surfaces Cleaner
- Soft-Washing Kills Spores & Moss On Contact
- Soft-Washing Leaves Your Home Siding & Roof Sterilized
Never Pressure Wash Your Siding!
As mentioned above, our soft washing system uses low water pressure to gently wash your siding. The difference between 175 psi and 4000 is almost like the equivalent of driving 1 mile an hour and 100 miles an hour when blasting water against a surface inches away. This level of power is only meant for hard surfaces, never soft surfaces such as siding or your roof.
- Never Use A Power Wash or Pressure Wash Machine On Your Siding
- (Make sure a Soft Wash System is used!)
- Beware of the Bait & Switch:
- Inexperienced contractors say they soft wash but show up with a pressure washing machine. Ask specifically for a self-contained Soft-Wash System!
- Power Wash Machines Force Water Under Siding Leading To Water Build-Up Between Siding & Walls Causing Unseen Hazardous Mold Growth For Your Family To Breathe
- Pressure Washing Machines Crack Siding, Blow Off Loose Pieces, Streaks
- Siding, Causes Paint To Chip, Rip Window Seals & Screens
NOTE: Only Use A Pressure Washer On Hard Surfaces Like Stone, Brick, Concrete & Pool surfaces – Never Your Siding or Roof.
Why Westchester Power Washing?
5 Star Rated. Locally Owned. 30+ years experience. Fully Insured.
I am, Peter Salotto, a retired police officer who has owned Westchester Power Washing for over 32 years. We’ve washed over 18,000 homes, roofs, patios, decks, sidewalks, fences, steps, and driveways in Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess counties since 1990.
Our home soft-washing equipment has been improved to provide you with even greater service than before.
Our new home soft-washing system is the highest-rated technology for professionally and safely cleaning your home.
We have an all-in-one soft-washing system that operates straight from our truck, rather than requiring a pressure washer and adjusting nozzles to manage water pressure.
We don’t lug cleaning equipment and detergent around your house. Yes, we still have our top-of-the-line commercial-grade pressure washer for cleaning hard surfaces with a lot of pressure.
However, our new soft wash approach works best for your home, roof, and siding.
SIDING BEFORE OUR SOFT WASHING SYSTEM
We clean and remove moss, mold, mildew, lichens, black streaks, germs, and fungi from your roof and home with eco-friendly materials.
Slate, asphalt, and cedar roofs, bricks, tile, concrete, wood, stone, asphalt, pavers, Bluestone, Flagstone, composite, Trex, TimberTech (pressure treated, cedar, mahogany, and all other wood deckings), teak tables and chairs, and fences are just a few of the surfaces we clean (wood and PVC).
Is Westchester Power Washing Insured?
We carry liability and workers’ compensation insurance for your and our safety.
Please be advised that many companies are not insured for pressure washing nor do they carry worker’s liability insurance. Ask to see their insurance if they claim otherwise. This is as important as getting your house cleaned professionally.
SIDING AFTER OUR SOFT WASHING SYSTEM
Where does Westchester Power Washing pressure cleans houses and soft washes roofs?
Ardsley NY 10502, Armonk NY 10504, Bedford NY 10506, Bedford Hills NY 10507. As well as, Briarcliff Manor 10510, Chappaqua NY 10514, Brewster NY 10509, Carmel (Kent) NY 10512, Cortlandt Manor NY 10567, Croton on Hudson NY 10520.
As well as Dobbs Ferry NY 10522, Eastchester NY 10709, Goldens Bridge NY 10526, Harrison NY 10528, Hartsdale NY 10530, Hawthorne NY 10532, Hopewell Junction NY 12533, Irvington NY 10533, Katonah NY 10536.
Larchmont NY 10538, Mahopac NY 10541, Mamaroneck NY 10543, Millwood NY 10546, Mohegan Lake NY 10547, Montrose NY 10548, Mt. Kisco NY 10549, New Rochelle NY 10804, 10801, 10802, 10803, 10805.
North Salem NY 10560, Ossining NY 10562, Pleasantville NY 10570, Pound Ridge NY 10576.
Purchase NY 10577, Putnam Valley NY 10579, Rye NY 10580, Rye Brook NY 10573, Scarsdale NY 10583, Sleepy Hollow NY 10591, Somers NY 10589, South Salem NY 10590, Tarrytown NY 10591, Thornwood NY 10594, Valhalla NY 10595, Waccabuc NY 10597, West Harrison 10604, Westchester, White Plains NY 10601,10602,10603,10604,10605,10606,10607, Yorktown Heights NY 10598
Call or text me at (914)490-8138 for a free estimate or to make an appointment.
– Peter Salotto- owner, Westchester Power Washing