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๐Ÿ” The Undercover Enemies of Exterior Spaces: Black Spots and Lichen ๐ŸŒฟ

By Mark Cave May 13, 2024

๐Ÿ” The Undercover Enemies of Exterior Spaces: Black Spots and Lichen ๐ŸŒฟ

Black Spots and Lichen

If you're wondering how to beautify your exterior space, fighting against persistent black spots and lichen may be a common and frustrating experience. Let's discover the secret behind these unwanted guests that mar the splendor of your outdoor designs. Sit back, relax and โค๏ธ dive into the mystifying world of these tiny yet mighty culprits. Wondering how to face them head-on? Good news! You're on the right page. ๐Ÿ‘ Let's start this informative journey together!

๐Ÿคท Black Spots and Lichen: What are they?

Black spots are not always an indication of dirt or neglect; rather, these tiny black dots may result from a type of algae called Gloeocapsa magma ๐Ÿฆ . Let's dive into this intriguing phenomenon in "What Is Soft Washing?" We discuss in detail the nature of these organisms and how they tend to manipulate your homeโ€™s exterior surfaces.

Lichen, on the other hand, is a sophisticated compound organism that forms through a symbiotic relationship between fungi and algal species ๐Ÿ’โ€โ™€๏ธ. Have you noticed patches of powdery substance on your walls or roofs? That's lichen! These organisms love damp, cool surfaces and can be challenging to remove without thorough knowledge of their biological structure and life cycle ๐Ÿ“š.

๐Ÿ‘‰ Here comes the SoftWash Revolution!

To wage war against black spots and lichen, you need the right set of weapons. Enter: SoftWash! This technique cleans surfaces using low-pressure water and specific Soft Wash Chemicals ๐Ÿงช specialising in color restoration and lichen removal. Need details? Discover the science behind this magical method in this Soft Wash Training Course.

๐Ÿ’ก How Effective is SoftWashing against Black Spots and Lichen?

Unlike pressure washing which can damage render, paving and roofs, SoftWashing gently and thoroughly cleans the surface. Perhaps you'd like to decipher the difference? Our Softwashing Versus Pressure Washingpodcast episode will come to your rescue. Weโ€™ve got the dirt, and we're not afraid to spill it! ๐Ÿ˜Š

โ—พ๏ธ Black Spot Solution

Did you know black spots can be effectively eradicated using the sodium hypochlorite? Let's learn about this remarkable product that terminates these stubborn stains finally. ๐Ÿ™Œ

๐ŸŒฟ Lichen Eliminator

Got lichen problems? Consider them solved. Our specialised solution, the Clever Wash Surfactant, will not only clean but also inhibit future lichen growth. Listen to our What Is Surfactant? podcast to learn about how clever Clever Wash truly is!๐Ÿ˜‰

๐Ÿ’ก The SoftWash UK Edge ๐Ÿ‘‘๐Ÿ˜Ž

Armed with a plethora of industry-specific knowledge, SoftWash UK Ltd provides top-notch cleaning solutions tailored to your specific exterior maintenance needs. Check out our Soft Washing Equipment, marking a definitive edge in perfecting your space's cleanliness and aesthetic appearance. We are committed to giving you advanced, sustainable, and effective solutions. ๐Ÿ”ฌโš—๏ธ

๐Ÿ“ฃ Final Thoughts: Win The War Against Black Spots and Lichen

It's time for your exteriors to shine! Take the knowledge packed in this blog, grab the best Soft Wash products, and start your journey towards enhanced aesthetics and increased property value today! Join hands with SoftWash UK, and your transitory black spot and lichen problems are about to become history.โœจ

Let's turn your exteriors from messy to magnificent! Explore our products and tap into our extensive expertise in Soft Washing.๐Ÿ’ฆ๐Ÿงฝ Ready to take the next step? Check out our Article: About How To Clean Rendered Walls Effectively.

Have more questions? Want to stay updated? Subscribe to our SoftWash UK Podcast with Mark Cave and join our community striding towards immaculate exteriors. ๐ŸŽ‰ Let's make your outdoor space lichen and spot-free together! Your journey starts at SoftWash UK Ltd! ๐Ÿ’ผ๐Ÿ‘ฃ

Whether it's with a professional consultation or an easy-to-follow self-study guide on How To Handle Dangerous Softwash Chemicals, we're here to guide you every step of the way. Because here at SoftWash UK, we turn problems into solutions and spaces into masterpieces. ๐Ÿ‘

Craving to know more? Don't forget to check out our Google Ads Management for valuable insights. Connect with us and embark on a journey towards a cleaner, brighter, and more vibrant outdoor space.โœจ๐Ÿ’ก

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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
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- 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) ย for a deck clean and youโ€™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. ย 
But thatโ€™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 youโ€™ve saved money too, all without stress and uncertainty . Donโ€™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 youโ€™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 ย 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 youโ€™ll be unstoppable!

The app also has ย 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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