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The Benefits and Differences of Softwashing over Pressure Washing: A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners

By Mark Cave February 27, 2024

The Benefits and Differences of Softwashing over Pressure Washing: A Comprehensive Guide for Homeowners

Confused about what cleaning method to use for exterior home maintenance? 🤔 Softwashing and pressure washing, which one is best? Don't worry, we got you covered! 🙌

Cleaning at its Best: Softwashing vs Pressure Washing

image that depicts the comparison between softwashing and pressure washing

When talking about exterior cleaning methods, both softwashing and pressure washing are used extensively soft wash chemicals and soft washing equipment are just as popular as high pressure cleaning tools. But there's significant difference between the two methods that directly impacts their effectiveness on various surfaces.

What is Softwashing?

Aside from learning 'What is Soft Washing?'it's crucial to know why Softwashing is often the preferred cleaning method for the exterior of your home. Not only does it gently cleanse without causing any surface damage, but it also eliminates organisms like algae, moss, and bacteria. 💪🍃

Understanding Pressure Washing

Pressure washing involves cleaning with high-pressure water spray that is effective in removing dirt and grime. However, this method might be a bit too powerful for some surfaces, causing discoloration or damage. 😰⛔️

So, Why Choose Softwashing?

The benefits of Softwashing are numerous. From gently cleaning and restoring surfaces to providing long-lasting effects with biocides that inhibit growth of microorganisms for several months. Here's why it's worth considering:

  • Preserves Surface Integrity: 😎 Softwashing is a gentle process which doesn't damage surfaces.
  • Biodegradable: Softwash biodegradable chemicals are safer for your family and pets. ❤️🌎
  • Long Lasting: Surfaces remain clean for longer periods of time compared to power washing. ⏰💡

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Is There a Place for Pressure Washing?

Yes, pressure washing has its own benefits too, especially for hard surfaces that can withstand their powerful jet. But when it comes to exterior surfaces, taking a softer approach with Softwashing is often better. 👍💦

In this comparison of Softwashing versus Pressure Washing, it's clear that Softwashing comes out on top when it comes to preserving and cleaning surfaces safely and effectively.

If you're looking for professional softwashing services or advice, reach out to SoftWash UK Ltd, your local expert in all things Softwash, offering quality services and products to keep your home looking its best.✨🏡

Are you ready to choose Softwashing for your home? Then make the right choice and visit the SoftWash UK website today. Discover a variety of essential Soft Wash Chemicals, Soft Washing Equipment and so much more. Your journey to a cleaner, safer home starts here. Get started Now!👇👇

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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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