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What is Softwashing?

Published on Thursday, April 25, 2019

Softwashing in PennsylvaniaWhat is softwashing?

Unlike pressure washing, soft washing uses low-pressure pumps with PSI less than 1,000; equivalent to that of a garden hose. By using less pressure than that of a pressure washer, and relying instead on these powerful biodegradable and eco-friendly detergents and dwell time, you can count on the soft washer to deliver a cleaner surface. Not only are they often more effective than a pressure washer, but they use a far less amount of water too. Softwashing is also a method recommended by most major insurers, and even the Asphalt Roofing Manufacturing Association (ARMA). We recommend using a soft washer for surfaces such as but not limited to:

  • Wood panel siding
  • Cedar Shake
  • Stucco and coquina
  • Screens, screened enclosures, and lanais

Softwashing Detergent

Our selection of high-quality detergents is what makes soft washing so effective and efficient. They are mixed with a combination of biodegradable soaps, mildewcides, and algaecides precisely blended for various surfaces and tasks. View our line of top-notch detergents and get started soft washing today:

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For all of your soft washing needs, contact Power Wash Store of Central PA for soft washers and soft washing detergent.


You have questions. We have answers. Power Wash Store of Central PA has all the pressure washers, equipment, accessories, detergents, and services you could possibly need to get the job done. If all you need is information, we have that too. We can teach you the best way to clean between vehicles with limited space, clean roofs with steep angles, or even just suggest certain products to help you get things done.

We’ve been in this industry for a long time. While we’ve been here, we’ve picked up some tricks of the trade. Contact us for tips/advice on how to be more efficient or inquire about our products.