Power Washing Vs. Soft Washing
What is Soft Washing?
Our softwashing system uses a combination of biodegradable mildewcides, algaecides, soaps and other surfactants, and low-pressure pumps to clean and rinse without damaging the surface. The particular combination of solutions is customized to for the particular problem area and surface. The mixture is then applied to the target surface and given time to penetrate and kill any mold, mildew, algae and fungus. Then the surface is thoroughly rinsed wi
th clean water.
In addition to being less damaging, our no pressure softwashing system lasts 4 to 6 times longer than traditional pressure washing.
What is Power Washing?
Powerwashing or pressure washing, as the name implies uses a high pressure stream of water to clean surfaces. This technique can be safely used on areas like driveways and sidewalks.
At Hammerhead Softwash we use the Soft Washing Method of cleaning as opposed to simply using high pressure to clean surfaces.
Using high pressure to clean can be damaging to the surface being cleaned. Painted wood siding can be stripped of paint, soft wood decks can be marred and stripped, and windows can have their vapor barriers broken from the high pressure. The bottom line is, high pressure may not be that effective in cleaning.
High pressure cleaning is only effective on hard surfaces such as brick and concrete, even though extremely high pressure can damage the facing on brick and the finish on concrete.
The secret to pressure washing is using a combination of biodegradable mildewcides, algaecides, soaps and other surfactants. Every stain on a home, mold and mildew, grease, red clay, rust etc., can be broken down as to allow a soft wash system to rinse it off.
Correct use of this method will not cause harm to the structure, or plants surrounding the home.
With a soft washing system, very little pressure is used, with the surface being cleaned by the detergents applied, and then rinsed by the pressure washer. By using lower pressure, there is less chance of harm to the washer or the surface being cleaned.
Houses can be washed faster and more effectively than using the "pressure cleaning" technique.