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Unveiling the Secret Ingredient in Soft Washing Surfactants

By Mark Cave January 24, 2024

👀Unveiling the Secret Ingredient in Soft Washing - Surfactants🧪

When people ask us at SoftWash UK Ltdabout the mechanics behind our effective cleaning solutions, one word always pops up - surfactant! However, this term often leaves people puzzled. 🤔 So, what exactly is a surfactant? Read on as we dive into the foamy world of surfactants in soft washing.

What Are Surfactants?🧐

Surfactants are substances that break down the surface tension between two liquids or a liquid and a solid allowing them to mix. Sound confusing? Consider this – ever wonder how oil and water don't mix, but with a touch of soap, voila, they do! That's a surfactant at work. They play a huge role in soft wash chemicals, and are key elements in products such as the Clever Wash Surfactant.

The Magic of Surfactants in Soft Washing🌟

In soft washing, surfactants do a stellar job of helping the cleaning solution to ‘stick’ to the surface we're treating. They play a vital part in making soft washing processes effective and are found in various products that cater to specific cleaning tasks like Safewash Super Concentrate Cleaner or Grenade Driveway Oil Stain Remover.

Why Surfactants Should Be Your Cleaning Secret Weapon💪

From medical applications to cleaning and laundry, surfactants are multi-purpose heroes. Using surfactants in soft washing solutions allows for effective, eco-friendlier cleaning with less scrubbing, less water, and overall less damage to surfaces. Whether cleaning rendered walls, treating rust stains with Rust X Pro Render Rust Stain Remover, or even using Soft Wash equipment, surfactants make everything better! 💯

Learn More With SoftWash UK📚

Want to learn more about surfactants and their mighty power in soft washing? Looking to get your hands on the best soft washing products? Visit SoftWash UK, your one-stop-shop for all your cleaning needs. From surfactants to sodium hypochlorite mixing guides, we have you covered. Don't forget to check our Softwash Training Courses to become a pro in handling cleaning chemicals. Get started today!🎓

The Power of Surfactants🔱

Surfactants may sound like a scientific term, but they are crucial to our everyday lives. Particularly in soft washing, surfactants ensure our solutions are effective, efficient and environment-friendly. Now that you know the secret ingredient in our cleaning solutions, isn't it time to take your cleaning game to the next level with SoftWash UK? 😉

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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.
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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.  
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You get to the new job and it requires 100 gal / litres.
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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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