Some pressure washing businesses that soft wash use dedicated systems to soft wash homes. The system includes a battery, any car battery will work, and a 12 volt pump. The 12 volt pump has an inlet and outlet, the inlet connects to a chemical tank that contains a soft wash solution and the outlet discharges the soft wash solution into a hose. At the end of the hose there is a wand type device.
Some pressure washing companies that soft wash use a normal trigger gun as found in pressure washing. These types of guns are not good for soft washing because they contain metal internal parts. It is best to soft wash a house with a gun that is for soft washing with low pressure only and it contains no metal that will rust with time and use. The 12 volt pump used to soft wash houses can also rust which is why a lot of pressure washing companies that soft wash use their pressure washers with an inductor.
The inductor lets you soft wash with a regular pressure washing line instead of a special low pressure only line attached to a 12 volt pump. For this reason pressure washing guns usually have stainless stell internal parts so they last longer.
We at Firehouse Pressure Washing hope that you have learned the difference between pressure washing and soft washing. We also trust that you will call us to preform either pressure or soft washing at your home or business. Soft washing is the standard to be used by pressure washers across the US as it is a lot safer for the siding of a house.
House paint can contain lead and other harmful substances and it is not good to have paint chips all over your property from a pressure washing company not soft washing the home as they should. Soft washing is a technique that all pressure washing companies should use to make sure no damage to any siding occurs.