What is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is basically like putting your driveway in the laundry machine. I’m not even kidding. Your washing machine probably has settings, right? Would you beat your jeans to death? Or scrub them as necessary? Soft Washing applies soap and water to clean any surface. Instead of forcing dirt and grime off, it lifts stains, molds, and stuck on dirt off the surface of the material. There are 3 major components. First, the bleach kills the bacteria, mold, and any viruses that have settled in the cracks and crevices of the concrete. Second, the surfactant, which is a basis laundry detergent, fights the stuck-on stuff and lifts the grease and dirt. Third, the water is used as a dilution agent. It is that simple. However, the process should be handled by a professional.


What is Power Washing?

Power washing or pressure washing, is the classic method of cleaning a surface from home. Everyone has experience with the pressure from a hose. This at home example is easy to picture. However, a pressure washer is on a whole different scale. It is an electric or gas-powered machine that forces water through a small hole causing high velocities out the other side. This pressure can be upwards of 50 times greater than your garden hose. It can and will do damage to just about any surface when applied at a close proximity. It is a perfect tool for moving loose dirty and dust or leaves and twigs off your driveway surface. However, at close range it will etch your driveway’s surface.


Should I hire a Professional?

Instead of trying to figure out which method to use, it is best to hire a professional. They will gauge how dirty your driveway is and apply the correct method of cleaning. They will bring all the chemicals required and do the job like a pro in half the time.

Contact us today at Sioux Falls Professional Pressure Washing & Restoration for a free quote! (605-480-1384) 

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