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๐Ÿ” Understanding the Benefits of Soft Washing vs Pressure Washing ๐Ÿ’ฆ

By Mark Cave April 23, 2024

๐Ÿ” Understanding the Benefits of Soft Washing vs Pressure Washing ๐Ÿ’ฆ

Soft Washing vs Pressure Washing

Welcome! In our latest blog post, we tackle a common dilemma experienced in the exterior cleaning business: the Softwashing versus Pressure Washing debate. ๐Ÿค” Which one is better for your home or business exterior? Stay tuned as we dive deep into this interesting comparison. ๐Ÿ‘

โœจ Introduction

If you're conscious about maintaining the cleanliness and aesthetics of your property, you have probably stumbled upon soft washing and pressure washing methods. Yet, understanding the key differences, benefits, and uses of these Soft Washing and Pressure Washing can be a tad confusing. ๐Ÿง

๐ŸŒŸ What is Soft Washing?

Soft Washing is a cleaning method that uses low pressure and specialized solutions to safely remove mildew, bacteria, algae and other stains from roofs and other building exteriors. It's called Soft Washing because the force of the water isn't what cleans the surface. Instead, Soft Wash Chemicals break down the dirt and grime, and then it's rinsed away with low pressure water.

๐Ÿฅ‡ The Benefits of Soft Washing

There are numerous benefits to the Soft Washing technique, including the fact it's incredibly gentle and won't damage your surfaces. It can be used on everything from your roof shingles to your siding, decks, and fences. Plus, the added bonus is it kills off harmful bacteria and mould instead of just blasting it around your property! Check out our Podcast for more insights about the best equipment for Softwashing. ๐Ÿ‘ˆ

โญ What is Pressure Washing?

Pressure Washing uses high-pressure water spray to remove dirt and grime from surfaces and objects such as buildings, vehicles and concrete surfaces. The high pressure can often provide a more immediate and noticeable clean.

๐Ÿ… The Benefits of Pressure Washing

While Pressure Washing is not as gentle as Soft Washing, it's just as effective in cleaning difficult dirt and grime. Often used on concrete surfaces, walkways, and driveways, where the materials can withstand the pressure without damage.

๐Ÿ’ซ Soft Washing vs Pressure Washing: The Verdict

With all factors considered, Soft Washing proves to be a more versatile and comprehensive cleaning solution.๐Ÿ† Whether tackling biofilm on your pavers or algae on your shingles, Soft Washing delivers excellent results without the risk of damage, making it a great investment in the state and longevity of your property. ๐Ÿ˜„

โš™๏ธ Getting Started

Interested in starting your exterior cleaning journey? ๐Ÿ’ญ The first step is knowing the right tools and chemicals to use. Check out our Soft Washing Equipment and Soft Wash Training Courses for more information. ๐Ÿ‘€ Sponge up knowledge and techniques from our SoftWash UK Podcast or head on to read our informative article about how to clean rendered walls effectively. ๐Ÿ™Œ

Final Words

All sorts of exterior surfaces require specific cleaning needs. Fortunately, solutions such as Soft Wash and pressure washing offer two effective cleaning methods for a myriad of exterior applications. ๐Ÿ‘Œ Choose to deliver value to your property with the right cleaning method with the help of SoftWash UK Ltd! ๐ŸŽ‰

โžก๏ธย Lets Go

Ready to embrace the power of Soft Washing for your property? Visit the SoftWash UK website and find the best products, services, and insights for your exterior cleaning needs! But don't stop there, subscribe to our newsletter and keep updated with the latest in the cleaning industry. See you there! โ˜บ๏ธ

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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) 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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