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Unlock the Power of Surfactants 🧪 for Better Cleaning Results

By Mark Cave June 17, 2024

Unlock the Power of Surfactants 🧪 for Better Cleaning Results

Product Updates and Tips & Tricks to Ace Surfactant Usage

As with other cleaning methods, soft washing can be extremely effective--especially when you use the right mix of soft wash chemicalslike surfactants. Let's dive into the world of surfactants to help you achieve cleaner, healthier surfaces around your home or business.

Unveiling the New-and-Improved Clever Wash Surfactant 🎉

Exciting news! We have recently updated our Clever Wash surfactant formula to provide an even more powerful, efficient cleaning solution. Now, Clever Wash not only increases the cleaning power of other chemicals but also minimizes streaking and runoff—saving water and the environment.

Valuable Tips and Tricks to Optimise Surfactant Effectiveness

One question we often get is, 'What Is Surfactant?' To put it simply, surfactants help water to mix with oil and dirt so that they can be rinsed away. But did you know you can optimize their effectiveness? Here are two tricks for using Clever Wash surfactant:

  • Mixing Rates: Contrary to popular belief, using more surfactant in your washer does not always mean better cleaning. It could actually reduce the chemical's effectiveness. Refer to our handy Sodium Hypochlorite Mixing Guide to properly mix your surfactants.
  • The ‘Dwelling’ Period: After applying surfactant mixed in your cleaning solution, let it dwell on the surface for 15-25 minutes. This dwell time can make all the difference by allowing the surfactant to effectively break down dirt and oils before being rinsed.

Final Thoughts 🤔

Understanding and using surfactants correctly can help you get the most out of your soft washing equipment, method, and other cleaning chemicals. As always, make sure to stay updated with our latest content for more valuable tips, tricks, and product updates!

Visit Now 👉 SoftWash UK 🖥️

Whether you're interested in learning more about soft washing, need to purchase soft wash equipment or chemicals, or want to enroll in a soft wash training course, SoftWash UK is your go-to resource. We continue to strive to give you the best-in-the-business solutions for exterior surface cleaning. Visit our website now!

Stay tuned, and keep achieving pristine clean! 👍 🔮

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