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Soft Washing, To Rinse or Not to Rinse, That's the Question 😕

By Mark Cave January 29, 2024

A Comprehensive Guide on Soft Washing 🧼: To Rinse or Not to Rinse, That's the Question 😕

When it comes to soft washing, a frequently asked question ❓ is "Should I rinse off when soft washing?" The answer is, inevitably, it depends. 👨‍🔬 You must consider various factors, which we will explore in this article. Get ready to up your exterior and domestic cleaning game! 👍

A Glimpse at Soft Washing 📖 : Spreading the Know-how

The Dilemma 🎯: Rinse or No Rinse?

Many individuals who engage in soft washing are often perplexed 🤔 about whether or not to rinse. To help you grasp this concept, we will take a look at what exactly soft washing is and how it differs from pressure washing.

Understand Your Cleaning Process 🤓

Soft washing is a cleaning method that utilises low pressure and specialised solutions (typically biodegradable and bleach-heavy) to safely remove mildew, bacteria, algae, and other organic stains from roofs and other building exteriors.💦🏠

It's a safer 🛡️ yet effective alternative to pressure washing because it causes less damage to materials and surfaces. But what about rinsing it off? 🤔

The Case for Rinsing 🚿

Rinsing after soft washing serves a purpose: it washes away the leftover chemicals and loose dirt. Keep in mind that the cleaning solution is made up of chemicals like Sodium Hypochlorite, Surfactants, etc., which can potentially be harmful 🤢 if left on surfaces for too long. Thus, rinsing can be a vital step to ensure a safe, gentle, and thorough clean.

Key Tips to Consider When Rinsing 🎮

If you decide to rinse 🚿, make sure you do so correctly. Here are some tips:

  • Use a low-pressure water source to rinse – the same you would with Soft washing.
  • Start from the top and work your way down to prevent dirty runoff from streaking a clean area.
  • Keep the rinse consistent to ensure no solution is left behind.

Make the Right Choice: To Rinse or Not? 🧐

The decision to rinse after a Soft washing depends on the circumstances and the surfaces being cleaned. For more focused advice, take our Soft Wash Training Course to perfect your soft washing process! 🎓

👋: Goodbye Mold and Grime!

Final thoughts... Soft washing is a fantastic way to freshen up your property without harming the exterior. Do I rinse when soft washing? Maybe! You now have the full knowledge to make that decision based on context, chemicals used, and surfaces to be cleaned. 🎩 You also have Softwash UK Ltd as your one-stop destination for all soft washing supplies, info, and support you need to make cleaning operations efficient and effective. We are committed to providing top-tier service and products for all your cleaning needs, so do not hesitate to visit our site and explore the excellent offerings we have! 🛒 Visit SoftWash UK Ltd website now! Don't forget to rinse off after reading! ✌️

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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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