Softwash Machines for Sale in Central PA
Softwashing vs Power Washing vs Pressure Washing Explained
There is some debate on the difference between soft, pressure, and power washing. It is generally accepted that washing is split into two main categories: pressure washing and soft washing.
Pressure washing involves compressing water to a high PSI pressure to clean with mechanical energy.
Soft washing uses water with less PSI to clean more delicate surfaces and uses bio-friendly detergents to break down dirt and grime.
Power washing is a sub-category of pressure washing and uses the addition of heat to add to the cleaning power and aid in certain applications, such as the removal of grease.
What is GPM and Why is it Important?
GPM measures the flow rate of water, in gallons of water per minute. Higher GPM means more water, lower GPM means less water.
GPM is important because it affects how quickly a surface can be rinsed clean after using the detergent and time is money.
Soft Washing Applications
Due to the lower pressure and higher GPM relative to PSI, soft washing is perfect for soft or delicate surfaces:
Siding: Wood Panel, Cedar Shake, Stucco & Coquina
Exteriors: Screens, Screened Enclosures, Lanais & Decks
Roofs: Asphalt Shingles, Cedar Shingles
- GPM higher relative to PSI
- Used for washing siding of homes, cleaning cars, roof, and window washing, applying/rinsing thick detergents
- Most often used in conjunction with detergents, chemical boosters, and surfactants
- PSI higher relative to GPM
- Used for blasting off tough stains, gum spots, removing paint, cleaning oil and grease from hard surfaces
- Often uses pressure and water temperature as the main means of removing dirt from surfaces
Practical for Commercial & Residential Use
Softwash machines are used all over the country to clean residential homes and commercial buildings by homeowners and contractors. You don’t have to be a professional to make the purchase worthwhile.
Softwash Machine Rentals in PA
If you don’t plan on using the machine very often and just need it for your annual house washing, consider renting a soft wash machine from the Power Wash Store of Central PA. We give you a free product demonstration before you leave so you know exactly how to use the equipment when you get home and are ready to tackle the task.
Skids are available with booster pump, air diaphragm pump or 12V pump. These mini skids have a footprint of 40" x 44".Learn More
The skid features an air diaphragm soft wash system with Pro-Portioner, electric start air compressor with remote, aluminum fuel tank...Learn More