If you are located in the Ligonier area, now is the time to invest in your home and give it a clean new look that it deserves. With fall weather in the air and winter just around the corner, there is no better time for a fresh look.
Look no further than Miller Soft Wash to provide you with quality house washing services. We are committed to serve you and the Ligonier community with the highest rated pressure washing service in Ligonier.
We understand that every Ligonier home is unique and deserves to be treated as such, which is why we specialize in serving you with the perfect blend for your home. Rather than hiring someone who promises one-size-fits-all quick fix, consider Miller Soft Wash that prides themselves in long lasting results, and that takes care of your Ligonier homes individual needs.
Soft Wash vs Pressure Washing: What’s the Difference?
A professional pressure washing can achieve some really dramatic results. Watching that layer of dirt wash away is a pretty satisfying experience. Where regular cleaning and maintenance falls short, only pressure washing can take care of built-up grime.
While researching cleaning companies, you may come across services advertised as power washing, pressure washing, and soft washing. If you don’t know the differences between these terms, then don’t worry, you’re not alone. The main difference between power washing and pressure washing methods is the temperature of the water. Power washing blasts water at a high pressure using hot water, but the water used for pressure washing is not heated. The hotter temperature used in power washing makes it easier to cut through grime and clean surfaces. Lastly, soft washing is similar to pressure washing, however the pressure per square inch, or PSI, is lowered to less than 500, making it safer to use on less durable surfaces. Let’s learn what these services are all about.
Pressure washing and power washing sound like the same thing, but there are a few distinctions. Power washing utilizes the same idea of blasting water at a high pressure, only with hot water. This sets power washing apart because the hot water not only acts to sanitize surfaces, it is also superior at breaking down organic materials.
Power washing machines are usually heavier duty machines, as well. You can’t acquire a professional-strength power washer, nor should you. These are extremely dangerous to you and your property without training. Additionally, power washing is mainly for outdoor cleaning of driveways, stone walls, and rough concrete. These machines are more commonly seen in commercial and industrial settings.
Pressure washing is an extremely effective solution for cleaning various surfaces of the home, and unlike power washers, pressure washers don’t heat up water. However, the pressure is still high enough to be dangerous. Amateurs often learn the hard way about the cutting power of a pressure washer. Water is being pushed out at such a high rate, it can cut through a finger to the bone in a split-second. According to Nerdist, it can also do stuff like carve a pumpkin or descale a fish at 6,000 PSI, for example.
With that being said, special care must also be taken when pressure washing home sidings. You need to be at the correct distance to avoid wearing down vinyl sidings, wood shingles, and other types of susceptible house siding. Pressure washing is meant to clean walking surfaces, decks, stone pathways, patio furniture, and so forth. Anything that is hard, but has deep grooves that allow dirt to be embedded is a great candidate for pressure washing. If you’d like to learn more about this method, read our blog that discusses how we do driveway pressure washing.
Now, you may be thinking that soft washing has nothing to do with pressure washing. Ironically, pressure washers are used to soft wash, but they are modified to lower the PSI, or pressure per square inch.
Soft washing is done using less than 500 PSI for rinsing or cleaning application. The tip of the pressure washer is replaced with one that widens the spray, thereforedropping the point of pressure. On top of this, soft washing utilizes special cleaning solutions to break down dirt and organisms living on surfaces. These cleaning solutions are eco-friendly and will not strip protective coatings on your home’s exterior. Soft washing methodsare preferred in a variety of situations over pressure washing, including on surfaces like:
• Cedar shake siding
• Wood panel siding
• Outdoor rooted plants
• Stucco and coquina
• Outdoor wood furniture
• Screens, enclosures, and lanais
• Vinyl siding
When Should You Soft Wash vs Pressure Wash?
The type of washing is going to depend on how your home is built, the materials used, and its surroundings. Typically, you’ll be getting one or the other done to your home, that is, unless you’re getting your entire home done top to bottom. In that case, you’re going to want a soft wash for the roof, windows, and sidings and a pressure wash for your driveway, walkways and patios. Overall, the job would need to be broken into two phases — the first phase would be pressure washing all the hard surfaces, and the second phase of soft washing would require changing out the cleaning solution and nozzle for the rest of the home. Need more details on when to use a pressure washer? Check out our blog to help make the decision easier.
Health Benefits of Professional Washing
Giving your home or business a deep cleaning is important — but not just for aesthetics. Your health is impacted by the long-term build-up of dirt, mold, pollen, algae, and decaying matter, too. All that stuff piles up over time in between cracks, underneath sidings, around stones, and on patio furniture. According to Homes.com, depending on where you live and what your landscape looks like, mold and mildew can settle on surfaceslike your roof and cause allergies and asthma. All These contaminants embed themselves into your exterior surfaces where the garden hose can’t penetrate and standard cleaning soaps don’t do enough, either. The end result is you getting sick more often and not even realizing the source. This is why investing in a professional cleaner is worth every penny.
Can You Rent a Pressure Washer to DIY?
The short answer is “yes.” The question that should be asked is “should you?” Pressure washers can be rented at your local home supply store, but they require care, experience, and skill to operate effectively. As for attempting to soft wash your home by yourself, you run into similar hazards with no experience.
If you go down this route, you’ll need to use the right chemicals, equipment, and have the nozzle that allows you to soft wash. These chemicals are very strong, so you have to use the correct dilution to get results without leaving a film or damage to the surface. We know there are some very adamant DIY’ers out there who live for the challenge and want to save money on home projects. But, we ask you to reconsider this project and hire a professional. You’ll get it done faster, restore surfaces to “like-new” conditions, and you won’t risk property damage.
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Cleaning the outside of a home or business is a big job. You can easily spend a whole week trying to tackle it alone. Throw in some bad weather and the sun’s unrelenting rays and you have a recipe for frustration.
It’s much harder to focus on what you’re doing, especially if it’s with something like soft washing or pressure washing. That’s when mistakes are made, which can mean bad news for you or and your wallet.
Why Should I Trust Miller Soft Wash With My Home?
Your home is likely one of the largest investments you will make in your lifetime. Which is why you shouldn’t leave it’s care up to just anyone.
Miller Soft Wash has been serving residential and commercial clients throughout Granger and the surrounding areas. We are your trusted solution for all your Pressure washing and Soft Washing needs.
After periods of aging, a home or business exterior will gradually deteriorate. Here at Miller Soft Wash we offer our customers a safe and effective way for restoring their properties back to there like-new condition. You can rest assured that we’ll take every necessary step to protect and enhance your dwelling when in our care. Keep Miller Soft Wash top of mind when you are looking for a house washing service in Ligonier, as well as Soft Washing and Roof washing services this fall before the harsh IN winter.
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueThank you Kenneth for doing a super job and in such a short notice. The front of the house looks amazing after years of not being cleaned the siding looks fresh and new. I’ve used you many times in the past to soft wash our roofs on homes that we are selling. And you made them look like new. I’d highly recommend your service to anyone for power washing driveways and sidewalks and decks. Thank you for great customer service.
Sheri Planck Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueEverything was done to customer satisfaction. Great communication from point of scheduling to day of services provided. House, garage and both sides of privacy fence look like new. My parents used their services also same day and very happy with finished project. Highly recommend and will definitely use again. Thank you Miller Soft Wash for your services.Response from the owner2 months agoThank you very much for sharing this amazing review!
Karen Clipp I live on SR19 in nappanee and Miller Soft Wash just finished my front porch and my deck. Could not be happier with the results. Excellent job at a good price. Added bonus of service with a smile. Recommend them without any hesitation.Response from the owner2 months agoThank you very much for your great review. It was a joy to do pressure washing for you and thank you for the feedback on the service with a smile!
Deborah Flenar Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueGreat job and good service. Very friendly and helpful. Would definitely call him again. Went out of his way to make sure you were satisfied. Very happy!Response from the owner2 months agoThank you very much I appreciate this great review!
Doyle Yoder Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueI had called for a estimate and the next day he was able to be there! And he was very professional and respectful! Absolutely love the work he did! I just wanted him to do one side of the house, but after seeing how nice it made it look I had him do all the house! Was very impressed and would recommend miller soft wash to anyone!Response from the owner3 months agoThank you very much for recommending Miller Soft Wash as your local Pressure Washing Service. Your house in Middlebury Indiana was right on the way from Elkhart Indiana to the next project and had a little extra time from last house washing project so washing your house in Middlebury Indiana worked out great.
Stephanie Brown Positive: Professionalism, Punctuality, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueWe were completely impressed and pleased with Miller Soft Wash. Our home has the original wood siding from 1979, and we knew a high pressure wash might destroy the siding altogether, so we hired Miller Soft Wash to clean our exterior with care. He showed up early, was communicative of what we needed to do to prepare for the work, and he was in and out in under an hour. Hour home looks amazing, better than it has in the decade we’ve lived here! And the siding is completely intact! For the results, we consider the reasonable pricing a complete bargain! Highly recommend!!!Services: Window cleaning, Power/pressure washingResponse from the owner6 months agoThank you so much for this great review. It was a pleasure to provide our soft house washing service to great customers in Mishawaka IN
Abby S Positive: Professionalism, Quality, ValueMy house has never looked so amazing! The owner is exceedingly knowledgeable and his passion for the business certainly shows through the quality of work. I highly recommend Miller Soft Wash!Response from the owner2 months agoThank you very much for the great review
Makala Smith Positive: Professionalism, Quality, ResponsivenessKenneth was very responsive, respectful and professional! He valued our time and home! It was very easy to schedule, get a quote and ask any questions we had. He was very polite, arrived on time and left it looking brand new! Would highly recommend for roof cleaning and soft wash!Response from the owner4 months agoThank you very much I appreciate the kind words and thank you for recommending MillerSoftWash for roof cleaning and for roof soft washing.
Joellen Burns Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueI have had Miller’s doing my house and drive way for 2 years. He takes pride in his work and makes sure your house looks beautiful when he is done. Very customer focused.Response from the owner2 months agoThank you very much for being a valued customer of Miller Soft Was
Duane Miller He was he in a couple of days and did a great job. All the rust on the siding was removed as well as all the black dirt under the soffit/gutters. Will recommend him for sure.
Tonja Luken Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, ValueKenneth did a great job from start to finish. Scheduling was easy and he was very prompt in giving us a quote, which was very reasonable. He arrived on time and worked professionally and efficiently. Our house looks amazing! Even a couple of areas we thought were hopeless – our gutters were awful – look great.Response from the owner5 months agoThank you very much for sharing. Was great washing your house in Middlebury IN and yes those gutters cleaned up very good!
Angel Konkey Positive: Quality, Responsiveness, ValueKenneth soft washed our house, roof, and deck. All I can say is, WOW! What a difference it makes on the cleanliness and curb appeal of our home. We had a lot of algae and organic growth on our roof and the front of the house, that left unsightly black streaks on the entire roof, due to it being north facing. The entire roof looks incredible after the soft washing, and the streaks are now gone. We also had rust on the siding on one side, due to hard water. And, we had the remnants of a very large hornets nest that he managed to remove from the siding as well. Kenneth also cleaned our deck, which would have taken us half a day to power wash, so it was worth every penny for the soft wash. Miller Soft Wash charged a FAIR price, worked DILIGENTLY and EFFICIENTLY, and had great communication, keeping us apprised of his schedule and arrival time. We highly recommend the services of Miller Soft Wash, and will definitely use him in the future.Response from the owner8 months agoWow! Thank you very much for this well worded and amazingly detailed review! I appreciate this very much!
Lyle Lehman Kenneth did a great job on our house and deck wash, he was very thorough and attentive to details it got cleaner then we expected!With his outstanding
estimating/production software is second to none!!