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Power Washing vs. Soft Washing

Over time, dirt and debris will build-up on the exterior of your home and the surrounding surfaces. Not only does this build-up affect your home’s curb appeal, but exterior mold can damage your home and cause possible health risks. In order to remove the grime, it’s important to give everything a good cleaning. You can choose between Power Washing or Soft Washing, depending on your needs and preference. 

Power Washing uses a steady pressurized flow of hot water to remove dirt, debris, and other substances from a variety of surfaces. Heated to a high temperature, the water used in Power Washing breaks down contaminants such as harmful mold or other grime to clean surfaces and eliminate health risks. Power Washing will clean vinyl, aluminum, and wood siding, as well as, gutters and awnings. It will also brighten up your patio, deck, driveway, and walkway. If you don’t know how to use Power Washing equipment properly, you could wind up damaging your home. It’s best to hire a professional.

Some surfaces of your home might benefit from Soft Washing instead. Soft Washing is a technique that involves spraying a chemical solution directly on the affected area, without pressure. The chemicals work to remove the build-up without the pressurized flow of hot water. Soft Washing solutions get into every crack and crevice and can last four to six times longer than pressure washing. With this method, stains can be removed from delicate surfaces such as painted wood, without damaging them. Since Soft Washing uses less water and the option of biodegradable chemicals, it is an environmentally-friendly option. 

Whether you’re looking to sell your home, or just freshen up your curb appeal, it’s important to clean the exterior regularly. Determine which type of washing meets your needs and hire one of the professionals at Outback Guttervac to get the job done!

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