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The Ultimate Guide to Softwashing: Your Questions Answered

By Mark Cave February 23, 2024

The Ultimate Guide to Softwashing: Your Questions Answered

Welcome to the world of Softwashing, a revolutionary cleaning technique that's taking the UK by storm. I'm Mark Cave, your guide through the ins and outs of this gentle yet highly effective method for rejuvenating your home's exterior. Today, we're diving deep into the most common questions you've been asking about Softwashing. And remember, for all your Softwashing needs, SoftWash UK has got you covered with the best products in the market.

What is Meant by Soft Washing?

Softwashing is a cleaning process that uses low-pressure water combined with specialized cleaning solutions to remove dirt, grime, algae, and moss from exterior surfaces. Unlike traditional cleaning methods, Softwashing is gentle on your property's surfaces, making it ideal for delicate materials. Our top product, Biocide Soft Wash Pro 50, is a perfect example of the effectiveness of Softwashing solutions.

Is Soft Washing Better Than Pressure Washing?

While pressure washing uses high-pressure water to blast away dirt, Softwashing takes a more gentle approach, using cleaning solutions to do the heavy lifting. This means less risk of damage to your property and a more thorough clean, as the solutions can kill off spores and prevent regrowth. For many, Softwashing is indeed a better, safer choice.

What Are Soft Washing Techniques?

Softwashing techniques involve applying cleaning solutions at a low pressure, allowing the solution to dwell on the surface to break down the dirt and organisms present. After the solution has done its work, the surface is gently rinsed with low-pressure water. Techniques vary depending on the surface being cleaned, but the principle remains the same: gentle and effective cleaning.

What Do Professionals Use to Soft Wash a House?

Professionals use a combination of low-pressure washing equipment and specialized cleaning solutions tailored to the surface being cleaned. For example, our Clever Injector is a popular choice among professionals for its precision and effectiveness in delivering the right mix of solution and water.

Is Soft Washing Cheaper Than Pressure Washing?

The cost can vary depending on the job's complexity and size. However, Softwashing can be more cost-effective in the long run due to its long-lasting results and the reduced risk of damage to your property, which can lead to costly repairs.

Can You Soft Wash With a Regular Pressure Washer?

Yes, you can adapt a regular pressure washer for Softwashing by using the correct nozzles and attachments to lower the water pressure and by adding a soft wash mix tank. Our range of Softwashing accessories at SoftWash UK can help you convert your pressure washer into a Softwashing powerhouse.

How Do You Make Homemade Soft Wash for Your House?

Creating a homemade Softwash solution involves mixing water with a blend of cleaning agents and surfactants. Our Clever Wash is an excellent base for your Softwash mix, ensuring a safe and effective clean.

Does Soft Washing Use Hot Water?

Typically, Softwashing is done with cold or lukewarm water, as the cleaning power comes from the chemical solutions rather than heat. This makes it more energy-efficient and suitable for a wider range of exterior surfaces.

Is Soft Washing Effective?

Absolutely! Softwashing not only cleans surfaces but also sanitizes them, killing off algae, mold, and other organisms. This means surfaces stay cleaner for longer, making Softwashing an incredibly effective method for maintaining your property's appearance and health.

Softwashing is changing the game in property maintenance, offering a safer, more effective way to keep your home looking its best. At SoftWash UK, we're proud to support this movement with top-quality products and expertise. Whether you're a professional cleaner or a DIY enthusiast, we have everything you need to get started with Softwashing. Visit us at SoftWash UK and discover the power of Softwashing today.


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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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