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Unlocking the Potential of Soft Washing: The Ultimate Guide to Soft Washing Equipment

By Mark Cave December 23, 2023

Unlocking the Potential of Soft Washing: The Ultimate Guide to Soft Washing Equipment

Keeping exterior surfaces clean is not just an aesthetic concern, it's also essential for maintaining the structural integrity of a property. This is where soft washing, an innovative cleaning technique, which offers a gentler alternative to high-pressure washing comes to play. In this blog, we will dive into a key component of successful soft washing: the equipment. We've compiled everything you need to know about soft washing equipment, helping you ensure professional and effective results.

The Role of Soft Washing Equipment

Soft washing equipment plays a vital role in the effectiveness of the cleaning process. It delivers the right amount of soft wash chemicals onto the surface at a lower pressure, ensuring thorough cleaning without the risk of damage.

Moreover, specialized gear, like telescopic wands and appropriate nozzles, allow the user to reach awkward spaces and high places. Ultimately, the right equipment is the difference between an average and a superior clean.

Key Components of Soft Washing Equipment

Understanding your equipment is crucial, and knowing how to choose the right one can save you time, effort, and money. So, what makes a good soft washing kit?

Pressure Washer

The heart of any soft washing kit is its pressure washer. Contrary to what the name implies, the pressure washer in soft washing systems operates at low pressure, delivering the cleaning agents gently and safely to the surfaces.

Cleaning Solution Tank

This component holds the cleaning solution—typically a mix of water, bleach and specifically measured sodium hypochlorite. It’s important to have a tank that can hold enough solution for the job to avoid constant refills.

Nozzles

Nozzles play a big role in controlling the pattern and volume of the cleaning solution spray. A variety of soft washing nozzles are available, each offering unique benefits for different tasks.

Choosing Your Soft Washing Equipment

Now that you understand the components of soft washing equipment, selecting the right gear for your needs becomes simpler. But don't worry if you're still feeling unsure, SoftWash UK has a wide range of equipment and experts readily available to guide you through the process.

Understanding Your Cleaning Needs

Your equipment must align with the requirements of the cleaning task. Smaller tasks may require less powerful equipment, while larger jobs, such as cleaning rendered walls, may need more robust gear.

Quality and Durability

Investing in high-quality equipment is a smart move. Quality gear lasts longer, performs better, and offers a higher level of safety. Be sure to choose equipment that is crafted with durable materials, designed to withstand wear and tear as well as harsh chemicals.

Final Words

Choosing the right soft washing equipment is crucial, providing not only a superior clean, but also ensuring safety and longevity of the structures you intend to clean. If you wish to dive deeper into the world of soft washing, be sure to check out the SoftWash UK Podcast with Mark Cave Your Guide to Softwashing, where you can learn directly from industry experts.


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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)  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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