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When to Use Soft Washing Instead of Pressure Washing

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Here at Cleaning Services Ltd, we like to consider ourselves an incredibly versatile exterior cleaning company. We offer a range of services that’s truly up there with the best of them in terms of its breadth. We’re equally at home cleaning cladding and gutters, driveways and tennis courts.

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Some services are more popular than others, of course. Year in year out, we’d say that pressure washing – on both commercial and residential properties – is one of the services for which we take the most bookings. It’s one that everyone knows about, after all, so many people – as soon as the exterior of their property gets dirty – will simply think, “Time for some pressure washing!”

If that sounds like you, then we want to let you know that there is another, exciting (to us, at least!) way. Today, we want to talk to you about soft washing.

Soft washing is far less publicised than pressure washing. This is quite baffling to the staff at Cleaning Services Ltd, because it can usually achieve just as impressive results, and actually has some distinct advantages over pressure washing.

You might not have heard of soft washing before, so let’s quickly go over what it actually involves. Soft washing is an exterior cleaning service in which chemical a specialised  is applied at a far lower pressure than with power washing. Rather than simply blasting away with regular water at a problem area, powerful chemicals are mixed into the water which we use for soft washing. The specific chemicals depend on the issue we’re tackling; we use different solutions for stains, mould, algae and so on.

So, what are the advantages to using soft washing instead of pressure washing? Well, we’re glad you asked!

Perhaps the situation where soft washing is most useful is when dealing with a property that has a delicate material for the exterior. The building might simply be old, or the outside could be made of a weaker material. Either way, using soft washing instead of pressure washing exposes the surface to far less stress, and thus reduces the chance of damage .

Those specially-chosen chemicals we touched upon before, which we use as part of our soft washing service, also bring their own benefits. Firstly, as we briefly mentioned, different chemicals – all of which are carefully chosen – are perfectly suited to tackling different problems. Soft washing is far more adaptable than pressure washing, in that way.

Also – and probably more interestingly for you, the client – this also ensures that your exterior surfaces stay cleaner for longer. You know what that means; cleaning is needed less frequently, and in turn your money goes much further! If you’re running a business, in which case it’s obviously crucial to save costs wherever you can, soft washing can prove a massive help in that way.

Next time your home or business premises are looking a little grubby, or you notice a build-up of algae or some other unwanted substance, don’t automatically order in some pressure washing. Instead, take the time to talk to a friendly exterior cleaning company – like Cleaning Services Ltd – and ask if soft washing might be a better choice.

To discuss how soft washing might be used on your commercial or residential property, contact Cleaning Services Ltd today. You can email us at, or call us on 0800 0933 267.