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🔎Can Softwashing Really Kill Your Plants? Debunking Softwash Myths🌱

By Mark Cave June 02, 2024

🔎Can Softwashing Really Kill Your Plants? Debunking Softwash Myths🌱

person softwashing a patio and accidentally affecting the nearby flower bed
Do you often catch yourself questioning the efficacy and safety of soft washing? If yes, then you are not alone! Many people often wonder about the possible downsides of this innovative cleaning technique-- one of them being its impact on plants🌿. Today, we will tackle common misconceptions about softwash and how it interacts with your garden.

👉 Understanding the Basics of Softwash - How It Works ⚙️

Softwashing uses specific detergents with low pressure to clean external surfaces effectively. This is contrary to pressure washing, which relies solely on the pressure of the water to remove dirt. With soft washing, you use less water, and your surfaces last longer.

The Magic of Softwash Chemicals✨

Softwash chemicals are what make this technique so efficient. They're designed to break down and eliminate dirt, algae, mold and other unsightly grime. After applying the softwash solution using softwashing equipment, surfaces are usually left to soak up the solution for some time before rinsing.

Will Softwashing Damage My Plants? 🌳

One big question bothering softwash enthusiasts is "Can Soft Washing Kills Plants?". Well, the truth is, when not done correctly, soft washing can harm plants. However, with precautionary measures such as pre-soaking your plants with water & covering them during the washing process, your plants should not be affected.

Safewash Super Concentrate Cleaner and Plants' Safety 🌼

Safewash Super Concentrate Cleaner does an excellent job at effectively cleaning surfaces without harm to your plants. It's eco-friendly, bio-degradable, and non-caustic.

Dos and Don’ts of Softwashing Near Your Garden 🥕


  • Always pre-wet plants before starting the soft wash.
  • Use plant safe detergents.
  • Cover plants when necessary.
  • Rinse plants thoroughly after softwashing.


  • Never use high-strength bleach without covering your plants.
  • Avoid softwashing on a windy day. Wind can carry the softwash solution to your plants.
  • Avoid letting the solution dry on the plants. Rinse them as soon as you finish
Remember: To clear any doubts about softwashing you may have, you can always turn to our Soft Wash Training Course, a comprehensive guide designed to turn you into a softwash champion!

➡️ Wrapping Up: Can I Softwash Without Damaging My Garden? ⏭️

Yes, you can! Softwashing, when done properly, can result in sparkling clean external surfaces without wreaking havoc on your garden! Go ahead and check out SoftWash UK Ltd, your one-stop-shop for all things softwash, and embark on your journey to a cleaner and greener home.✨🏡 Remember, softwashing is not just a cleaning method, but a way to protect and increase the lifespan of your outdoor surfaces. So the question isn't whether you should use softwash, but rather, when can you start? Visit our website today and start your softwashing journey with us! 🚀🌟
Do you wish to learn more about softwashing tips, tricks, and products? Visit the Softwash UK website now for expert advice and high-quality softwash equipment. Don't forget to catch the latest episodes of the SoftWash UK Podcast for detailed insights into the world of softwashing. Have a sparkly clean day! ✨🌞

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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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