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A Step By Step Guide to Patio Cleaning

By Mark Cave January 19, 2024

Patio Cleaning Guide

Save the Surface with Soft Washing 💦🏡

A well-maintained patio can make the world of difference to a home's aesthetic appeal, not to mention the property’s market value. Overlooked and unattended, however, it risks becoming a layer of unsightly blemishes that extend beyond the reach of conventional cleaning methods. The answer? Soft washing 👌.

What is Soft Washing?

You might be wondering, "What Is Soft Washing?". It's a gentler alternative to power washing that uses chemicals to clean exterior surfaces. Its effectiveness in algae, moss, and mould removal is unmatched, leaving surfaces clean and fresh.

Why Should You Clean Your Patio? 🤔

A neglected patio can become slippery and dangerous, not to mention an eyesore. With Soft Wash Chemicals, you can effectively eliminate layers of dirt, debris, and mould, giving your outdoor space a fresh look and feel without causing any damage.

A Simple Step-by-Step Patio Cleaning Guide 🧹

  1. Assess the Surface 🕵️‍♀️: Before you dive in, take time to examine the surface of your patio, identify the problematic areas and understand the challenges that lie ahead.
  2. Gather Your Soft Washing Equipment: To gain a clean sweep without damaging the surface, you'll need the right tools. Visit the SoftWash UK Ltd for a wide range of soft washing tools and chemicals designed specifically for exterior cleaning.
  3. Prep Your Cleaning Mixture with Sodium Hypochlorite 🧪: Your Sodium Hypochlorite Mixing Guide will provide instructions for creating effective mixtures.
  4. Start the Cleaning Process ✨: Begin applying your cleaning mixture on the identified areas. Remember to follow the manufacturer's instructions, especially in terms of leaving time and suggested dilutions.
  5. Rinse and Inspect After Cleaning 🚿: After successful application, it is important to rinse the surface thoroughly and then inspect for any missed spots.

Prolong the Cleanliness of Your Patio with Careful Maintenance 🔭

Once your patio has been restored to its former glory, consistent care and maintenance can help keep it that way. Consider using the Moss Guard Pro. Green Growth Inhibitor to prevent moss and algae from returning.

Take the Next Step in Home Maintenance 🚶‍♂️

Soft washing your patio is an investment that can contribute significantly to the value and appeal of your property. The process can also be applied to other exterior surfaces, such as rendered walls: How To Clean Rendered Walls Effectively. Ready to explore the world of soft washing further? Then it’s time to visit SoftWash UK. Dive into the plethora of products and services, from equipment and chemicals to training courses and podcasts 🎓🔊. Take the first step on your soft wash journey with us today! 🎉👏

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Soft Wash Calculator App

Now you can say I've got an app for that!


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Softwashing calculator is an indispensable tool for juggling complicated chemical mixes. It helps reduce wastage and keeps operating costs down by giving accurate proportions

If you are having difficulty getting your head around the maths, trying to work out what percentage of softwash you need, how much chemical, surfactant and water to add, then this is the App for you.



The Soft Wash Calculator App allows you to work out your soft wash recipe by telling you exactly how much chemical, how much water and how much surfactant to add to get the desired soft wash recipe.
It doesn't stop there!.
- It can also remix your leftover softwash to a new stronger or weaker recipe.
- all controls in one place for see at a glance operation
- ease of input via pre-loaded dials. no more calculator style typing
- instantly responds to changes of complex combinations
- works in both Litres and US Gallons
- tested for Protan and Deutan colourblind users
- links to SoftwashingUK website

Take this scenario
You started with a 1% soft wash recipe of 50 gal (or litres)  for a deck clean and you’re left with 13 gallons.

You get a call from a prospective customer to clean their roof. Past experience tells you a 4% soft wash recipe is needed, but what about your leftover mix at 1%?.

Do you waste time and effort driving back to base to transfer into a standby tank?
You could consider the 13 gal as just water, top up the tank and start again.  
But that’s throwing away the value of the mix and raising your overhead.

Soft Wash Calculator App to the rescue.

You get to the new job and it requires 100 gal / litres.
Switch into remix mode , confirming the 13 gal already in the tank
Move the dials to your new recipe and the app immediately updates the different amounts to add in front of your eyes including the correct amount of extra surfactant.

You now have a 100 gal / litres tank of 4% soft wash recipe ready for your roof clean job!

Not forgetting you’ve saved money too, all without stress and uncertainty . Don’t underestimate what confident calmness has on your customer putting out referrals.

The same applies if you have a 4% recipe left in your tank and you need to dilute it down to 2%. Again the app will tell you how.

Softwashing calculator will also work for any chemical recipe. For instance you can use it for Sodium Hypochlorite, Bleach, Biocide , TFR traffic film remover and degreaser. Even the mathematically-challenged rocket scientist can top up their booster tanks to new fuel mixes after launch delays caused by changing weather conditions.

Using this app you will know exactly what chemical strength to put on any surface giving you the confidence and the knowledge of a professional soft washer and you’ll save money as well.

So if you have little knowledge of how to mix a soft wash recipe then this app is for you.
If you have little knowledge of how to remix a soft wash recipe then this app is for you.
If you want to save money when mixing a soft wash recipe then this app is for you.

This app is also backward compatible to devices running iOS7. We've done this so you can re-purpose an old iPhone 4 or iPod Touch 5  for what could be hazardous work environments. Just toss one in your cleaning van's toolkit.

Once you learn the methods and procedures of how to apply the soft wash to the different surfaces that need cleaning you’ll be unstoppable!

The app also has  a guide to what percentage for what surface. And if you are the lucky owner of a Clever Injector it will remind you the correct setting for the job.
However you should always consider and risk assess what soft wash recipe you need to clean the surface.

** A major iOS code-base change may require a re-purchase. The appiverse at the time will confirm our promise that we won't do so unless the necessity is apparent.



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