The Difference Between Soft Washing & Pressure Washing

If you live in the general Squamish, BC area, you get to enjoy the benefits of living in a very beautiful part of the country. Likely, you want your home and property to reflect that same level of beauty for as long as possible over the years.

We at Ruts To Ridges can help. We offer both softwash service and, where necessary, we also offer pressure washing.

What’s the difference? Keep reading to learn everything you need to know.

Soft Washing

Not every cleaning method is ideal for every surface on your property. When a surface on your house needs cleaning, it’s smart to consult with experts who can determine the proper method.

For example, you may have noticed black streaks forming on your shingles. Don’t ignore them! Those black streaks mean you have a roof algae problem. If you don’t address it, over time, roof algae can begin to eat away at your shingles. This will leave your home exposed to the elements. Until you replace the damaged shingles, your home also won’t be properly insulated. This forces you to run your heating or cooling equipment more often than you otherwise would, resulting in high utility bills and putting your equipment through more wear-and-tear than necessary. On top of that, if it rains, you could be left facing water damage and mold growth.

However, you shouldn’t try to clean your roofing on your own. Simply rinsing it down with a hose won’t sufficiently remove the contaminants and debris that may damage it. Pressure washing it, on the other hand, will likely cause damage.

Roof shingles, many types of siding, and various other materials and surfaces often aren’t durable enough for pressure washing treatment. To clean them, we combine eco-friendly detergents and a gentle application of water. This method delivers truly thorough results without the risk of damage.

Pressure Washing

Although soft washing is often the best method for cleaning many surfaces on your property, in some cases, pressure washing is the better option.

Pressure washing involves cleaning a surface with a stream of pressurized water. While this method can cause damage to less-durable materials, for materials like concrete, it’s preferable. When debris and contaminants accumulate on such hard surfaces, over time, they become somewhat embedded in them. This makes it difficult to simply rinse them away with gentle water. Instead, you need to apply a certain degree of force to remove them.

Just keep in mind that both of these tasks are best left to the professionals. To properly soft wash a surface, you need specialized equipment, techniques and cleaning agents. Pressure washing, on the other hand, can be dangerous if you don’t have training. One wrong move with a pressure washer and you might injure yourself or someone else. At the very least, you could damage your property.

That doesn’t need to happen. When you need various surfaces on your property cleaned, we at Ruts To Ridges are the undisputed experts! We offer both soft washing and pressure washing in Squamish, BC, are prepared to help. Call us today at (604) 389-3339 to learn more.

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Your home is a major investment in your family and your community. Our soft wash and pressure washing experts understand that! Our curteous and professional technicians are eager to make sure that your home spakles and shines from the Ruts to the Ridges!