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Insider Guide to Picking the Best Soft Washing Equipment

By Mark Cave December 25, 2023

Insider Guide to Picking the Best Soft Washing Equipment

In the world of cleaning and maintenance, soft washing has carved out a niche for itself. This method of external cleaning isn't just incredible at its job but is also extremely gentle and safe for different surfaces and materials (What Is Soft Washing?). But such efficient cleaning requires specialized equipment. In this article, we will delve into the essential soft washing equipment and how to pick the best ones!

Identifying Your Soft Washing Needs

Your first step into purchasing soft washing equipment should be to identify your unique cleaning needs. Whether you are a homeowner looking to power clean your driveway or a professional cleaner servicing commercial spaces, your needs vary and so should your equipment.

It's also crucial to consider the kind of dirt, grime, or organic growth you are up against. Moss, algae, or general dirt buildup, each requires special equipment and chemicals to tackle effectively. Consider consulting the Best equipment for Softwashing podcast for detailed insights.

The Vital Soft Washing Equipment

Soft Washing Nozzle

When it comes to soft washing equipment, the nozzle is a key player. A quality soft washing nozzle is designed to distribute the cleaning solution evenly and at a gentle pressure so as not to damage surfaces. Actually, a Water Fed Pole Softwash Nozzle is highly recommended, as it gives you ultimate control over the spraying pressure.

Chemical Tank

The chemical tank is another essential component of your soft washing kit. This tank houses the carefully blended cleaning mix which, combined with the right pressure, cleans your surfaces. Be sure to pick a tank with a secure seal to prevent leakage and spillage.

Applying Equipment

Applying equipment such as hoses, wands, and sprayers are what applies the solution of the chemical tank to the surfaces in need of cleaning. While hoses deliver the mix from the tank, handheld wands and sprayers allow precise application on the surfaces. Check that they are easy to handle for a seamless application process.

Safety Equipment

PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is a non-negotiable aspect of soft washing. Be it gloves, goggles, or protective clothing, ensure you have the necessary safety gear in place to protect yourself or your team from direct exposure to the cleaning chemicals.

High-Quality Chemicals: A Fundamental Necessity

The effectiveness of your soft washing effort is incomplete without the right chemicals. The Soft Wash Chemicals collection is a comprehensive chemist's guide to all you need to comprehend about the mixtures that make soft washing successful. Whether you're tackling moss, grease, or general dirt, ensure you have the right chemical for each job.

Training: Optimizing Your Soft Washing Activities

To get the most out of your soft washing efforts, proper training is key. A professional Soft Wash Training Course educates you on chemical handling, operation and maintenance of equipment, and tricks to enhance cleaning outcomes.

Wrapping Up

Investing in quality soft washing equipment is vital for successful and effective cleaning jobs. Understand your unique needs, pick the right equipment, and master the correct technique with adequate training. Happy Soft Washing!

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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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