While power washing certainly has its place in home improvement, there are many reasons that you may want to consider soft wash for you next home exterior, driveway, walkway, or patio cleaning and restoration. For both first time cleans and routine maintenance, soft washing has two significant advantages over power washing. 1. Soft wash kills algae, mold, and mildew instead of just blasting it off, keeping the surface clean and clear of discoloration longer. 2. Soft wash is less likely to damage siding and wood, or leave permanent marks on concrete, brick and stone. As for your hardscapes, dirty concrete can drastically shorten the lifespan of your concrete. Over time the bacteria and mildew can eat away at the integrity of your concrete causing cracks and setting the stage for the integrity of the concrete to be slowly eaten away. Concrete pressure washing helps to remove accumulated dirt, mold, mildew, algae and other unwanted substances from concrete surfaces and this helps to restore and protect these surfaces. Concrete surfaces especially exterior ones are constantly subjected to assault from the environment.