What Is Soft Washing?

As you may have guessed from our name, we here at Prima Soft Wash, serving customers in and around the Vancouver, BC area, don’t always offer traditional pressure washing services. We’re more likely to opt for soft washing.

If you’ve never heard of this service, you may have some questions. What exactly is soft washing? Why is it often superior to pressure washing? What additional benefits does this method offer?

We are here to help you better understand the soft washing process, and why it’s often the best approach for cleaning a variety of exterior surfaces.

What is Soft Washing?

You’ve probably already figured out that soft washing, unlike its counterpart, does not involve applying highly-pressurized water to surfaces when cleaning them. Soft washing involves applying water much more gently. We mix this water with special detergents designed to remove contaminants from roofing, siding, and similar areas of your home.

The Advantages of Soft Washing

It’s important to hire experts when cleaning many of your home’s exterior surfaces. Your property is an investment and our soft washing team has the experience and state of the art soft washing technology to ensure that its surfaces look beautiful for years to come. The following are just a few of the major benefits of our soft washing service.

Safe For All Surfaces

Many homeowners don’t realize that pressure washing isn’t a smart choice when cleaning essential areas of their property. Numerous surfaces, such as vinyl siding and roof shingles, aren’t nearly as durable as people typically assume. Applying water under high pressure to them will often result in damage.

Protects Your Home & Wallet

Sometimes damage from high-pressure washing is relatively minor, such as removing paint from siding. Often, it’s much more substantial. Regardless, when you accidentally damage a surface on your property because you didn’t know you weren’t supposed to pressure wash it, some degree of repair work will be necessary. This can be expensive.

Depending on the nature of the damage, it could also leave your home exposed to the elements. Consider what might happen if you allowed someone to pressure wash your roof and they removed shingles as a result. Until you replace them, rainwater could leak inside (not to mention the unwanted pests who may get into your home more easily now). This could lead to other costly problems, such as water damage and mold growth.

Even if you manage to avoid these issues, with a damaged roof, your home won’t be properly insulated. That means you’ll have to run your HVAC equipment more often. The result? High bills.

The low water pressure of used in our soft washing process protects your home and its surfaces from damage while still delivering an amazingly thorough clean!

Protects The Environment

Soft washing isn’t just safe for numerous exterior surfaces. It’s also safe for the environment!

We specifically use an eco-friendly detergent designed to clean your home’s exterior surfaces without the risk of unwanted environmental or health consequences. The low water pressure also means that your landscaping won’t be blown into your neighbor's yard by the force of the water. That’s just another major benefit of our soft washing service.

What Should Never Be Pressure Washed?

Never pressure wash a surface if you’re not thoroughly certain doing so is safe. When in doubt, it’s always important to consult with our experts.

That said, surfaces and materials you should never pressure wash include virtually all major types of residential roofing, many types of siding (such as wood and vinyl), old mortar, painted surfaces (unless you don’t mind removing the paint, of course), and stained wood.

Vancouver's Undisputed Soft Washing Experts

There are major reasons to have our soft washing experts clean your home’s exterior surfaces. Our soft washing service delivers thorough results without the risk of unwanted damage. Because water is applied gently, you also don’t have to worry about safety issues associated with pressure washing equipment.

Keep all these points in mind the next time you’re hiring someone to clean your roofing, siding, and related areas of your property. We at Prima Soft Wash, in Vancouver, BC offer an effective and safe solution that’s often a much better choice than traditional pressure washing!

Resdiscover The Beauty Of Your Property With Prima Soft Wash

Resdiscover The Beauty Of Your Property With Prima Soft Wash

Prima Soft Wash offers a full range of exterior cleaning services to make sure every aspect of your entire property sparkles and shines. Give your home, strata community, or commercial storefront the tender loving care it deserves!

Exceptional Service Made Simple

Exceptional Service Made Simple

Whether you live in a single-family home, manage one of Vancouver's many beautiful strata communities, or own commercial property, there is a common thread: property ownership is hard work. But our job is to make it easier!

Our highly trained and experienced technicians offer a wide variety of services from our unique soft washing to traditional pressure washing and window cleaning. We pride ourselves on making you happy. We guarantee you'll love how flawlessly clean we make everything around your house, or we'll keep coming back until you do.

That’s why every Surface Renew service includes:

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    Free, no-obligation quotes:

    We always give you a clear idea of the service details, the timeline, and the cost.

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    Top-quality cleaning products and technology:

    All our soft washing and exterior cleaning equipment represents the highest quality in the industry.

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    Transparency and professionalism:

    We take pride in our work, and always bring our honest and friendly demeanor to your worksite.

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    Efficient service and quick turnaround time:

    Great results are our top priority, and we’re proud to get them to you in record time.

What Our Customers Are Saying

Kathleen Jones
Kathleen Jones

Adam & his partner were most efficient in their cleaning of our home, and despite the initial rain, the house turned out beautifully! Thus I would highly recommend Prima Soft Wash...

Alderwood Strata
Alderwood Strata

Our Strata complex has used Prima Soft Wash for the last two years to sweep our roof and then wash all the building flashing and windows. We are very pleased with their service and the excellent work they did.

Lynn M
Lynn M

My home looked like it was scrubbed clean without the hassle of having to most things around, although Adam was so thoughtful in helping move items around my house.

Connie Ens
Connie Ens

They came, did an amazing job and all I have to do is enjoy my clean house and yard. They even pulled out all of the "junk" from the back yard that was on the concrete or blocking the siding, cleaned it AND put it back.

Winnie Cheung
Winnie Cheung

Had my home exterior siding and roof cleaned. They did an excellent job! Having not had the exterior cleaned in over 5 years, the house now looks incredible. Will definitely have them do it again in the future.

Delia Pickle
Delia Pickle

I had Prima Soft Wash come clean my roof and windows for spring. Very happy with the results and a reasonable price. It was a pleasure to deal with Adam and his team, I would definitely recommend them!