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What is Soft Washing a House?

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What is Soft Washing a House?

by / Premier Pro Wash and Seal

For many years, homeowners didn’t have an option. If they wanted their house clean, they hired someone to pressure wash it or did it themselves. By no means was this a perfect solution. In fact, it is all too common for a house pressure washing to end in disaster. 

People who experience damage to their property can be scared ever to clean their house again! Water projected at high pressure can tear off stucco, crack siding, chip paint, and erode brick. 

But in the past ten years or so, a new method has emerged. It’s much gentler, safer, and effective!

So what is soft washing a house? This technique combines low pressure and a special cleaning agent that rinses away the dirt, grime, and microorganisms invading your exterior walls. And it’s so good that it’s become the most popular option.

A Kinder Washing Experience


For many people, a house is not just a place to rest your head. It’s a place that has been personalized to reflect who you are. Your house is a home, and you fill it with memories. 

The emotional value of a home is a notion that many house washing companies forget. They don’t understand that the tree out back was planted when your granddaughter was born or that your wind chimes were a gift from your late best friend. 

Possessions often mean more to the owner than they do to others because they represent moments in time. The longer you own a home, the more sentimental it may become. 

And you want to do everything in your power to protect that value. 

You shouldn’t have to choose between curb appeal and keeping your things nice. That’s why Premier Pro Wash & Seal never pressure-washes houses.

We also take it a step further and work hard to safeguard plants, furniture, and other decorative items from harm. 

By saturating the ground with water before beginning the cleaning process, your foliage and flora won’t soak up the cleaning product. And afterward, we rinse them down again to ensure that they are free and clear of any possible residue that may burn the leaves.

We will also help you to move your furniture or cover them in plastic. All electrical outlets, doorbells, and light fixtures are also covered to prevent water damage.

Let the Soft Washing Begin

Once your home is properly prepared, it’s time to clean!

Although a house wash using the soft wash method utilizes pressure washing equipment, the nozzle is different, and the pressure is significantly lowered. The result is a water stream with a strength that nearly matches a garden hose.

Our cleaning product is added to the water and applied to the exterior walls of the house in a slow and meticulous manner. Everything below the fascias (including the windows) is rinsed with enough of the solution for it to take effect.

Sometimes stubborn areas will need a second application.

Once the special formula has rendered the desired results, it’s time to rinse it with plain water. Not every house wash company does this, but Premier Pro Wash & Seal goes one step further by rinsing with a fungicide that kills microorganisms like algae and mold on contact. This ensures that they won’t grow back right away, leaving your house cleaner for a longer time.

Is soft washing as effective as power washing?

Soft washing is more effective than power or pressure washing when done right! 

When you use plain water at high pressure, it only pushes the debris off the side of your house. Once the water dries, what was on your house can still negatively impact your health! Mold will root deep into the substrate, allowing it to grow back right away. 

But with the soft wash method, your house wash will remove and kill:

  • Algae
  • Mold
  • Mildew
  • Lichens
  • Viruses
  • Bacteria
  • Pollen
  • Dust mites

Soft washes don’t play around and provide you with a clean you can count on. They are wonderful for people who suffer from asthma, seasonal allergies, or other respiratory complaints because they completely eliminate the microscopic culprits that make life miserable. 

Soft Washing a House in the Tampa Bay Area

If you have any questions or need soft washing services in the Tampa Bay area, get in touch with Premier Pro Wash & Seal. 

We care for your home like we care for our own! When you hire Premier Pro Wash & Seal, we treat you like family and go above and beyond to ensure your full satisfaction. Bring back your curb appeal and renew your property with a soft wash service. Get your free quote today!