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🌍 The Green Side of Softwashing: An Environment Friendly Clean

By Mark Cave April 01, 2024

🌍 The Green Side of Softwashing: An Environment Friendly Clean

What's the Real Dirt? 🤔

In our quest for squeaky clean homes and dazzling driveways, we often use aggressive cleaning methods without considering their effects on our environment. Power washing, for instance, consumes a lot of water and could harm the surface material. Soft washing, on the other hand, is an alternative cleaning method that is gentler on both the surface material and the environment. Let's explore this technique! 🌱

How Does Soft Washing Work? 🔍

Soft washing uses a low-pressure cleaning method combined with eco-friendly cleaning solutions to eliminate dirt, algae, fungus, and other unsightly stains. The technique preserves the integrity of your property and the planet! It utilises around one-third of the water used in traditional pressure washing and uses biodegradable chemicals, thus causing less harm to the environment.

Softwashing vs Power Washing: A Battle of Techniques ⚔️

Conventional power washing relies heavily on high pressure to blast away dirt and grime. While this might sound effective, not only does it consume an excessive amount of water, but it can also cause damage to certain materials, like wood and tiles. It can also lead to a rapid re-growth of mold and algae, inviting a vicious cycle of endless cleaning. Softwashing versus Pressure Washing podcast episode dives deeper into this comparison.

Softwashing: A Boon to Your Woody Friends 🌳

Concerned about your wooden items and surfaces? The response to "Can you use sodium hypochlorite to clean wood?" is a resounding yes! Soft washing is safe for wooden surfaces. It gently removes harmful organisms that deteriorate wood without causing any damage itself. Moreover, it doesn't lead to unnecessary water wastage making it a win-win situation! 💚

Easing Into Green Cleaning 🧹

Transitioning from traditional cleaning methods to eco-friendly soft washing might seem like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be! At SoftWash UK Ltd, they provide training courses and specialized soft washing equipment to make your transition smooth and hassle-free.

Going a Step Further: Biodegradable Cleaning Solutions 🧴

Adopting soft washing is a great-start, but to truly maximize its environmental benefits, we must also consider the chemical solutions we use. Using biodegradable chemicals not only reduces the chemicals passed into the drainage system but also effectively prevents the growth of moss and other organisms, thus reducing the need for frequent cleaning.

Keep It Green, Keep It Clean 🍃

As we continue striving for better cleaning methods, soft washing has indeed proven to be incredibly efficient and eco-friendly. So why not give your home a gentle, green clean? From the driveway to your deck, every corner of your property can enjoy the benevolent touch of soft washing. 😊

Ready to make the green shift with soft washing? Visit SoftWash UK today to learn more about their products and services, or to book your first soft wash! The environment will thank you. 🙏

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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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