Hot Power Washing and Soft Power Washing Explained

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If you own a home or business, you’ve probably heard of power washing, but what is power washing, exactly? Additionally, the term “soft washing” is probably new. Isn’t it just the same as pressure washing? Nope! Hot power washing and soft power washing are two techniques that may sound similar, but have two separate purposes. Let’s explain!

What Puts the “Power” in Power Washing?

Pressure washing, power washing, and soft washing are all similar techniques. But, they all have slight differences that make them unique. They all use varying levels of pressure to clean your building’s exterior. So what exactly puts the “power” in power washing? 

The heat is what makes power washing stand out. Pressure washing uses high pressure but a lower temperature to get the job done. However, power washing takes this high pressure and combines it with high heat to get an even better clean. This combination of heat and pressure isn’t ideal for all surfaces, though. This is where soft washing comes into the picture.

When Do You Use Hot Power Washing and Soft Power Washing?

The main difference between these two methods of power washing is the level of pressure. Hot power washing uses a higher temperature and higher pressure, which is not ideal for more sensitive surfaces. However, soft power washing uses a lower temperature and lower pressure, to effectively clean those surfaces that need a little more care.

Hot power washing is ideal for those really hard to clean surfaces. Do you have some old wooden patio furniture that’s grown moss or algae? What about stains on your garage floor or driveway that you just can’t seem to get off? Hot power washing can be perfect for these situations because the heat and pressure can clean quickly, and these surfaces can withstand them.

On the other hand, if you have a historic home that really needs a good clean, or maybe an awning with stains and gunk on it, soft washing is going to be your friend. The lower pressure and temperature, will safely clean those surfaces, making them shine.

How Do I Get Professional Power Washing Services?

Power washing and soft washing your building’s exterior isn’t something just anyone can do. These techniques require special equipment, and an expert professional who knows which technique is right for your business property or residential home. The different methods are not suitable for all surfaces, so it’s important you trust who you hire.

At ASF Clean Team, we’re known for our superior window cleaning services, but we also specialize in hot power washing and soft power washing. In some instances, hot soft washing may be necessary and can be done on request. Our employees know which method to use for different surfaces, and our professional equipment helps us get the job done right the first time. Plus, you can get your window cleaning and exterior detailing done at the same time, saving you time and money. Contact us today to learn more about power washing prices or any other questions you may have.

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