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Demystifying Surfactants: Everything You Need to Know 😎

By Mark Cave June 17, 2024

Demystifying Surfactants: Everything You Need to Know 😎

visually explaining what a surfactant is

We understand that looking after your exteriors can be quite a challenge. Therefore, we are here to share must-have tips and tricks to make your cleaning tasks easier and more effective. Today, we have two exciting topics in store for you: Understanding Surfactants and an exciting Product Update. 🤩

Demystifying Surfactants: Everything You Need to Know 😎

So, what is a Surfactant? Simply put, surfactants are the game-changers in Soft Washing — they break down the dirt and grime, making it easier for water to wash them away. Sounds magical, right? 💫 But it doesn't stop there.

Become a Surfactant Pro when Soft Washing 🌟

It's not just about using any kind of Surfactant available on your Soft Wash. It's understanding your Surfactant and maximizing its potential. For starters, knowing how to properly mix your Surfactants and Sodium Hypochlorite can dramatically increase your cleaning effectiveness. And did we mention that correct blending can also prevent staining or bleaching surfaces? 🙀 So definitely, do your homework on it! 📚

We've Got Something New for You! 🎉

It's time for our second segment, a quick look at our latest product updates! Here at SoftWash UK, we are constantly innovating and improving our products. And this time, we're thrilled to unveil the new and improved Clever Wash Surfactant! This turbo-charged mix makes Soft Washing a breeze!

Formulated with a super-concentrate formulation, Clever Wash is designed to significantly boost cleaning power, extending the life of your biocides, and leaving your exteriors ridiculously clean! Can we get a wow for that? 🙌

Why Choose Clever Wash Surfactant? 🤔

Well, you'll get the same great benefits you love from our original biocide, but now with a power-packed Surfactant twist. Plus, you can now enjoy an extended shelf life, better cleaning results in cooler weather, and a pleasant fresh scent from Fresh Wash. Definitely a game-changer in your Soft Washing routine! 🚀

Ready to Level Up Your Soft Washing Game? 🎯

Start by exploring our Surfactant productsand enrol now in our Soft Wash Training Course to fully maximize your Surfactant knowledge. Be sure to check out our Soft Washing App to calculate your correct mix ratio and our Soft Washing Dosatron for an effortless mixing and injection process! Don't miss these great offers! 💪

Stay tuned to for more cleaning updates, tips and insights. We’ve got a lot more interesting tidbits lined up for you. Happy Soft Washing! 😊

Until next time! 👋

SoftWash UK Team

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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.



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- works in both Litres and US Gallons
- tested for Protan and Deutan colourblind users
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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%?.

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You could consider the 13 gal as just water, top up the tank and start again.  
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Soft Wash Calculator App to the rescue.

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