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Softwashing Versus Pressure Washing: What's the Best Option for Your Home? 🏡

By Mark Cave March 11, 2024

Softwashing Versus Pressure Washing: What's the Best Option for Your Home? 🏡

A Closer Look at Softwashing and Pressure Washing 🧐

Softwashing Versus Pressure Washing

Whether preparing for a backyard barbecue or maintaining a commercial property's appearance, cleanliness is without question, vital. Yet, what confounds clients today is choosing between two popular cleaning techniques: Softwashing versus Pressure Washing.

Softwashing: A Gentle Approach 💦

Softwashing is a cleaning method that utilizes low-pressure water combined with specifically designed cleaning solutions to eliminate dirt, grime, mould, algae, and bacteria on surfaces. Check out What is Soft Washing to understand better this procedure.🔬

On the High Pressure Side: Pressure Washing 💥

On the other hand, pressure washing employs a high pressure water spray to remove stubborn stains and dirt from surfaces. Although efficient, it can sometimes cause damage if improperly used. Thus, always ensure trained professionals are handling your pressure washing equipment. 🧑‍🔧

Choosing Between Softwashing and Pressure Washing: What Should You Consider?

Understanding the Nature of the Surface 🔄

A fragile surface like a rendered wall can be damaged by pressure washing. On such sensitive surfaces, softwashing is a safer choice.💡

Considering the Type of Stain 🎨

Is the stubborn spot on your driveway crude oil or moss? For oil, considering the Grenade Driveway Oil Stain Remover could be a good idea. And for green growth, Moss Guard Pro might be your best bet.😉

The Benefits of Softwashing 👍

The low-pressure approach of softwashing ensures a gentle but effective cleaning, which is perfect for sensitive surfaces. It doesn't stop there, explore the question "How do you make a soft wash mix?" on the Softwash UK Podcast.💡 Furthermore, the chemical solutions used have an underlying advantage: their long-lasting effects. Thinking about the residue power of biocides? Learn more in the podcast episode "Do Biocides Have Residual Power?". 😎

Protecting Your Home: Softwash or Pressure Wash? 🛡️

The gist of the debate on softwashing versus pressure washing is that each serves a particular purpose. Analyzing your cleaning needs and the type of surfaces around your home will lead you to the right decision. 👌

Keeps Your Home Safe and Clean with SoftWash UK Ltd🌟

Your home deserves nothing less than the best professional cleaning. Whether you need softwashing or pressure washing services, SoftWash UK offers high-quality, efficient options tailored to meet your unique requirements. 🏠✨ Visit our website to find more about our services and how we can help maintain your property's pristine condition. A clean house is a happy house! 😁

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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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