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🕵️‍♀️Understanding the Culprits: Black Spots and Lichen 🍃

By Mark Cave May 30, 2024

🕵️‍♀️Understanding the Culprits: Black Spots and Lichen 🍃

Accounting for Ruined Exteriors: See Beyond the Surface 😮

removing black spots lichen off a patio
Your home should be your castle, your ultimate safe space. However, sometimes the exterior can look like it's under attack 👾, thanks to nasty black spots and lichen on the walls, roofs, and driveways. If you're at your wits' end, don't despair! There are ways to make your surfaces look like new again.

Enter the realm of Soft Washing. But before diving into solutions, let's get a good grasp of the problem.

🏴‍☠️Black Spots: More Than Just a Spot of Bother

Capable of infesting decking, paving, rendering, and more, black spots are a common issue in many homes. They can be very stubborn, making them difficult to remove with traditional cleaning methods! 🧽

🌿Lichen: A Slow-Growing Nuisance

Lichen, a combination of algae and fungi, is another culprit that may be damaging the aesthetics of your home. Its slow-growing nature means it often goes unnoticed until it covers a significant area 🏞️.

🧩Bringing Together the Puzzle Pieces

With both lichen and black spots, regular maintenance could prevent their reoccurrence. However, not everything is lost if they have already appeared. For safe and effective treatment solutions, you can rely on SoftWash UK Ltd.

🌞The Dawn of a New Era of Cleaning: The Soft Wash Revolution 💦

🎯Fighting Back with Soft Wash Technology

Understanding how to combat black spots and lichen comes down to knowing more about what Soft Washing is, and the Soft Wash Chemicals involved. Unlike high-pressure methods, soft washing involves applying a cleaning solution to the surface that needs treating. This procedure uses a strength of mix determined by a Soft Washing App.

⚗️The Power of Soft Wash Chemicals

The Soft Wash Chemicals, like the Clever Wash Surfactant, are designed to break down and remove dirt, algae, molds, and other impurities without affecting the material underneath.

🏄‍♂️Riding the Wave of Soft Washing

Change the way you see exterior cleaning by understanding more about how to clean rendered walls effectively using Softwash.

🔬Elimination: Not Just Cleaning, It's a Science!

✨Best Practices: Softwashing Versus Pressure Washing

Pressure washing can cause more harm than good, exacerbating issues like black spots and lichen. With the soft washing versus pressure washing podcast, you'll see why SoftWash UK Ltd. advocates for the former.

🚀Powered by Biocides

With Biocides, not only can you get rid of unsightly black spots and lichen, but also prevent them from returning. These chemical substances control the growth of harmful organisms, as explained in this podcast.

💖Bring Back the Beauty: Your Home Deserves It

💪Take Action!

You now know a lot more about the fascinating world of black spots and lichen - and what you can do about them. So why not take the next step? The battle against these invaders is at your fingertips. Simply visit SoftWash UK to find out how you can restore the splendour 🌟 of your home today!

Embrace the power of soft washing, and see your outdoor spaces cleaned like never before. You've got this, homeowner! 🏡👍

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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%?.

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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.

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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!

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