Pressure Washing vs Soft Washing

Exterior Cleaning Specialists 2009 – 2019

What is The Difference Between Pressure Washing and Soft Washing

Gleam Team Cleaning Services – 07581 681994

We are an exterior cleaning company in Kent and also operate in London, Surrey and the south east. We are outdoor cleaning specialists and combine both high pressure power washing with low pressure chemical soft wash, depending on what is the most appropriate for a particular surface.

We have been providing external cleaning services in Maidstone, Medway, Tonbridge and throughout Kent and London for the last 10 years and were one of the first companies in Kent to introduce soft washing services.

We identified the need for a more gentle low pressure method of cleaning roof tiles and other more fragile exterior house and building materials like render cleaning and even some natural stone such as Indian Sandstone.

Soft washing services

Soft wash was originally developed in America and in recent years has grown in popularity in the UK and Gleam Team have been providing softwashing in Kent for over 5 years. It is ideally suited to surfaces that are likely to be damaged by blasting them with high pressure water. This includes roof tiles, render, stucco, limestone and brick walls.

Instead of water pressure, specially developed cleaning products for professional use are available that safely and effectively clean outdoor hard surfaces without the need for jet washing.

They can be applied in a number of ways at very low pressure and they then start to rapidly dissolve dirt, algae, mildew and other staining. Having been allowed to take effect the area is rinsed with clean water, again at low pressure, and if necessary the process is repeated. However, one treatment is often enough to produce immediate results.

Whichever method of application and rinsing is used it is equivalent in power to a garden hose at most.

Softwashing also reduces the risk of water penetrating masonry which can lead to structural defects.It is perfect cleaning more delicate surfaces when house washing or cleaning walls, brickwork, render, cladding and toof tiles.