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Should I Rinse Off After Soft Washing? A Comprehensive Guide

By Mark Cave February 02, 2024

Should I Rinse Off After Soft Washing? A Comprehensive Guide 🚿💦💧

Soft washing has revolutionised the exterior cleaning industry and we at SoftWash UK Ltd know how important it is to answer our customers' questions. One commonly asked question is, "Should I rinse off when soft washing?" We aim to provide valuable insights into this critical aspect of the soft washing process. 😊

Soft Washing: A Quick Recap ⏪

Before diving into the subject, we need a quick recap of what soft washing is. Soft washing is a gentle cleaning method that uses environmentally friendly chemicals to remove unwelcome residents such as algae, mildew, and other biological elements from your home's exterior without causing any damage. 🏡💚

The Role of Rinsing in Soft Washing: Why Is It Essential? 💧

Rinsing is a crucial step in the soft washing process. Why so? That's because it helps wash away any residual solution and dirty residue, leaving your home spotless. But, it's not just beneficial for aesthetic reasons; it is also key to the longevity of your soft washing solution. 👌🌟

Okay! Got it. But how best to rinse when soft washing? Make your way to the next section! 💫

Best Practices for Rinsing After Soft Washing: Do's and Don'ts 🚿

Rinsing after soft washing is not as simple as it may seem. There are several factors to consider, such as the type of surface being cleaned, the soft wash chemicals used, and the weather conditions. 🌞🌧💨

Rinsing should ideally start from the lower portion of the wall and slowly work its way up. This approach helps ensure that the dislodged dirt and cleaning solutions are effectively removed. And, always remember — over-rinsing can lead to excessive moisture, which may lead to other complications. 😱

Avoiding Common Mistakes: Recommendations from SoftWash UK 🛠💡

Precaution is always better than cure 🛡💥. So, how do you avoid common rinsing mistakes? Here are some suggestions:

  • Use the right rinsing tools: Having the right soft washing equipment, such as an adjustable nozzle that allows you to control the water pressure, can make all the difference.
  • Adhering to the right sequence: Always apply, then scrub, and finally, rinse!
  • Time the rinsing: Time your rinsing depending on the type of chemical used.

Stay informed, stay successful! And remember, if you still have questions about soft washing, check the SoftWash UK Podcast with Mark Cave where you’ll find answers for most common questions. 🧑‍🎓🎧👍

Wrap-Up 🎁

So, to answer the question: Should you rinse off when soft washing? Yes, you should definitely rinse after soft washing unless you’re using a slow clean biocide. However, knowing how to do it effectively is the key to a successful cleaning job.

Now that we've cleared your doubts on when and how to rinse after soft washing, why not start your soft washing journey today? Visit SoftWash UK for an amazing range of soft washing products and services. We promise to make your journey smoother! 🚀💖🥳

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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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