When to Use Pressure Washing
Pressure washing uses a wand that expels water at 2,500 PSI (pounds per square inch) or more. While this amount of pressure is highly effective for removing stains, there is a possibility that it could damage some softer surfaces of your Illinois or Missouri home’s exterior. It may remove paint from wood, damage shingles, destroy window screens, or disturb your siding.
Pressure washing is best for use on surfaces like:
- Concrete sidewalks, driveways, and walkways
- Paved patios
- Brick, stone, and other durable surfaces
When to Use Soft Washing
Water used to soft wash your home won’t have PSI over 1,000, which is less than half of the PSI used for pressure washing. Rather than relying on pressure to clean your home, soft washing uses formulated detergents and “dwell time” to clean those surfaces.
Soft washing is recommended for surfaces like:
- Cedar shake
- Wood panel siding
- Stucco and coquina
- Screens, screened enclosures, and lanais
North Jersey Soft Washing offers free estimates and consultations to North Jersey residents and all customers throughout Bergen County. Call today, and we will be there right away with simple, honest pricing and a full job breakdown.