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Pressure and Soft Washing Contractor

#1 Pressure and Soft washing since 1987



Do you think pressure washing or soft washing your home, deck and/or driveway is as simple as using a little soap, your hose, and a bucket? Maybe you have a consumer grade pressure washer and voila! Good as new, right? Wrong. When you are looking to spruce up the condition of your home, deck and driveway, let the expertise of Carolina Painting and Pressure Cleaning help you achieve your desired look safely and effectively.

Keeping  the surface clean is the most important thing you can do to ensure your home, deck, and driveway look their best. Unintended damage can result from using household chemicals and improper treatments. We only use the best wash detergents and soaps. Our team of experts provide residents throughout Lexington, Columbia, Irmo, Chapin, and areas in between with professional residential soft washing and pressure washing to maintain the image and the condition of their property. 

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Pressure Washing vs. Soft Washing.....What is the difference?

We all have heard the terms, “Pressure Washing” and “Soft washing”. What is the difference? When do you decide between the two? Both processes have there places. As Lexington’s oldest pressure washing company, we have the wash equipment to soft wash, high pressure wash, and even high pressure hot water washing. We provide the results you are looking for. Our rule of thumb is that nothing gets a high pressure cleaning unless it is concrete, brick, block, or masonry substrate that would not be damaged from the high pressure.

Soft WashingHigh Pressure Washing uses high water pressure and low volumes of water to basically jet blast the surface. This is fine for harder surfaces, such as concrete, traditional stucco (not EIFS), sidewalks, pool decks, brick, and masonry block, but most homes are not made totally of concrete. This high pressure stream of water can damage many things on your home and surrounding areas, including the wood, screens, vinyl siding, weatherstripping and double paned windows. We have all seen the foggy windows.

Soft Washing doesn’t use high pressure. Instead of 3500-4000 psi of pressure, soft washing pressure doesn’t exceed 350 psi, but uses a much higher volume of water to clean the surface. The difference to you is that we won’t be damaging wood, shingles, siding, metal, vinyl or other surfaces that could be damaged by high pressure washing. Soft washing is also less likely to result in water being sprayed passed the weatherstripping on your doors and windows. 

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Putting your property and family first, you can trust us to protect your home. We are licensed, bonded, and insured, and use our years of experience to provide unparalleled service that cannot be beat. From removing dirt, mildew, algae, and pollen, to taking off loose and peeling paint before you paint, our goal is to leave your property spotless, ensuring that your needs are not only met, but our results exceed your expectations.

Whether you are looking for that sparkling house and deck or a bright driveway, we are the professionals that you can trust. From the cleaning agents to the industrial equipment, we have your power wash and soft wash needs covered.

Save yourself from costly repairs, dangerous ladder work, and home chemicals, and let the professionals take care of the dirty work for you.

Our Virtual Estimate means you don’t have to set an appointment or talk to anyone to see what your wash will cost! Just fill it out and get your price. 

Lexington, Chapin, Irmo, And Columbia Soft Washing and Pressure Cleaning Pricing Guidelines

Pressure Washing and Soft Washing Frequently Asked Questions

Pressure Washing and Soft Washing

If you have ever seen the lines left from someone pressure washing the vinyl siding, then you will know why we always soft wash exterior vinyl siding.

Yes. Washing should remove the spider webs from the home. We also should be able to remove wasp nest as long as they are within reach. Dirt dauber nest do usually leave a red stain that will fade with time.

  1. Lower pressure wont damage wood.
  2. Air seals around glass will not be damaged.
  3. Better at cleaning than high pressure washing.
  4. Safer for the home.
  5. Detergents can be custom mixed for the surface being cleaned.

We recommend cleaning once per year in most cases. If you live on the lake, a pond, or in a very shady area, you may need to wash more than once per year as needed.

You can wash anytime of the year. We normally do not wash if the temperature is below 40º. Colder temperatures make it harder to clean.

We take special care with plants and shrubs around the home. We pre-wet all the vegetation before we wash and then we rinse after we wash. This prevents any of the plants from dying. You may notice some of the plants and shrubs losing color but that will pass and they will be fine. We always ask that you remove all potted and hanging plants and flowers from the area while we wash.

Not keeping the exterior of your home clean and free from mildew and dirt will make your paint fail early. Paint is not what it used to be. Manufacturers are forced to formulate paint to fit environment safety requirements. These changes have had good and bad effects on our paint.

If the paint will not come clean or the mildew has began to grow back within a few months after we wash it, it is time for exterior painting. We will be glad to do a detailed estimate for you at no charge. Visit our Residential Exterior Painting page today to find out more.