Why buy a softwash set-up?

I’ve been in business full-time for a year and a half now, so it’s about time for me to decide how professional of a company I’d like to work towards. Up to this point, I’ve been housewashing with softwash tips on a portable pressure washer. The system seems to work well, and it doesn’t take too long to get the job done. I have the opportunity now to buy a full softwash trailer for a good price, but I’m not sure that this would be an upgrade. This is probably what most of y’all use, but I’d like to know what makes it preferable.
Does it actually make the whole process significantly quicker? Is it primarily a pr/marketing move? Do you sacrifice quality by not having a high-pressured option for spot-cleaning those especially stubborn spots?

I really appreciate your time, experience, and perspectives!

Are you talking about an actual trailer or dumping the pressure washer and going 12v

The whole thing. Working out of a 6x10 enclosed trailer at the moment, so it would have to be a complete replacement.

The trailer part enclosed or open won’t make you anymore money, it’s more to do with how you have it setup that dictates pace. You definitely need a pressure washer on board, that’s a given.

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You say you have a portable pressure washer so I’m assuming it’s a lower gpm. You’re better off upgrading to a higher gpm pressure washer and soft washing with it. Using a 12v for house washing isn’t very efficient.

I would add a soft wash system to your current trailer IF you’re going to clean roofs.


Just remember you can soft wash with a pressure washer. But you cant pressure wash with a soft washer


Only if you plan to clean roofs, get a 12v

You can softwash houses with your current pressure washer by downstreaming or x jetting chemicals to do the cleaning. All you have to do is rinse it off once you apply the chemicals

That’s very helpful! Thank you

Very good advice! I think I’ll do that. Thanks!