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Discover the Power of Soft Wash Driveway Cleaning

By Mark Cave December 23, 2023

Discover the Power of Soft Wash Driveway Cleaning

Dirty driveways and walkways not only tarnish your property's first impression, but they also make an unsanitary environment for you and your loved ones. The answer to spick-and-span outdoors isn't rigorous scrubbing, it's Soft Wash Driveway Cleaning.

What is Soft Washing?

Soft Washing is a deep cleaning technique that uses low pressure and specialized solutions (typically water-based biodegradable chemicals) to safely remove mildew, bacteria, algae and other organic stains from roofs and other building exteriors. It's termed ‘soft’ washing due to the 'soft' or low pressure applied during the process as opposed to traditional high-pressure washing. The robust results it offers has made it the new talk of the town, attracting homeowners across the UK.

In-depth Benefits of Soft Wash Driveway Cleaning

1. Preserves Property Value

UGrime, algae, and mildew buildup over time, causing surface discoloration, compromising your home’s appearance. With soft washing, not only the surface gets cleaned, but the underlying issues are also addressed, keeping your driveway’s look intact, thus maintaining your property value.

2. Enhanced Longevity

Cleaning your driveway using the soft wash technique doesn’t just provide superficial cleaning, it deeply sanitizes the area, killing all harmful bacteria and fungi. This approach also ensures that the mold doesn't reoccur, enhancing the life and appearance of your driveway.

Soft Wash Driveway Cleaning: How it Works

The first step is to apply a biodegradable chemical—that can be found under Soft Wash Chemicals—to your driveway. This concoction is carefully created in order to eliminate all bacteria, grime, stains, moss, algae, and more without damaging the surface.

Professional grade Soft Washing Equipment is then used to apply the mix to your driveway. The low pressure ensures accurate application, preventing any damage or disharmony on larger surfaces.

After allowing the mixture to dwell for a certain amount of time, the surface is thoroughly rinsed. The cleaning agents take their time to kill the microorganisms at the root level, thereby deterring them from regrowth and ensuring your driveway stays cleaner for longer.

The Science behind the Soft Wash Driveway Cleaning

A typical soft wash cleaning solution includes a ratio of Sodium Hypochlorite (the killer of algae, moss, and mildew) with water. To better understand the correct ratio, you may find The Ultimate Sodium Hypochlorite Mixing Ratio Guide For Soft Washing useful.

Is Soft Wash Cleaning limited to Driveways only?

Absolutely not. This great technique can also be used for cleaning walking paths, deck, roof, and even walls with rendering. If you are intrigued, check out this interesting article about how to clean rendered walls effectively.

Wrapping Up

In ending, soft wash driveway cleaning can boost your home’s curb appeal, save you time and money on expensive repairs, and provide a safer, healthier home environment. Why wait for the grime to build up? There’s a reason why SoftWash UK is the trendsetter, Listen to SoftWash UK Podcast with Mark Cave your guide to Softwashing to understand more about this life-changing outdoor cleaning technology!

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Soft Wash Calculator App

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


Available NOW Click Here To Download

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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