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House Washing: Low-pressure Washing vs High-pressure Washing

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Your home is likely the biggest investment you’ll ever make. Naturally, you want to do everything you can to keep your home in excellent condition. Periodic house washing keeps your home looking like new. It will prolong the life of your home by eliminating dirt and mold, which over time can erode building materials. Most importantly, protecting your investment. If you think it’s time your house needs a cleaning, you might be wondering whether to have your house cleaned with a low-pressure or high-pressure wash. So, what are the differences between a low-pressure washing and a high-pressure washing?

Power washing your home varies in the amount of pressure and the cleaning solutions used. Know your home’s needs so that you can maintain it in the best way, and first and foremost, hire the help of a power washing professional.

When to use low-pressure washing

The type of wash you use has everything to do with the material to be washed. Most homes have exteriors that run the risk of being damaged by very high pressures, and the best practice for washing involves applying a mild (biodegradable) cleaning solution, and then washing with a very low pressure. This is the best way to treat wood, vinyl, and even brick to ensure the surface doesn’t incur damage. By using a lower pressure, you can prevent potential damage to the exterior of your home.

When to use high-pressure washing

High-pressure is best reserved for very tough materials like metal or concrete, and most “flat-work” in general. If you have a concrete porch or driveway, high-pressure might be the best option for these surfaces. Very high pressures can strip paint off metal. We always have our technicians test-clean a small portion of your surface first to make sure it’s not corrupting the surface’s appearance.


As always, Eco-Clean is here to help you with all of your residential and commercial pressure washing needs. We offer low-pressure soft washing, to clean the exterior of your home or business, and prevent unnecessary damage. Contact us to learn more.

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