May 28, 2015
We are frequently asked to explain the difference between softwashing and pressure, or power, or jet washing. So in this post we explain the basics to help clarify the situation.
Softwashing is the process of removing unwanted biological growths, and the unsightly staining they produce, from external hard surfaces such as walls, roofs, paths and drives, car parks, gravestones, polytunnels, tennis courts, wood decking, greenhouses, conservatories, and so on.
The solution to the problems of power washing is, fortunately, simplicity itself. Just apply Bio Cleanze as a post treatment following power washing, which will kill the remaining spores, ensuring much longer lasting results.
And the really great news is that Bio Cleanze imparts a degree of residual protection against re-colonisation to all porous surfaces. This is something that is completely impossible through power washing alone, or by using bleach as a cleaning agent.
The harm that power washing can do to delicate materials – sandstone for example – needs to be considered (even concrete can be damaged by using too high a pressure). This is especially important for listed buildings.
So if you use a power washer it’s wise to use the lowest effective pressure – even on apparently tough surfaces like concrete and tarmac – and then post-treat with Bio Cleanze.
Btw: Lightning Cleanze produces results in only a few minutes and is an excellent first treatment to give customers the fast results they want and expect. Lightning Cleanze can often be used instead of pressure washing to remove the worst of the surface infestation.
Following up with a treatment with Bio Cleanze continues the cleaning through time and imparts the valuable residual protection that means customers will enjoy the results of cleaning for longer.
For long-term maintenance – ensuring surfaces look great all year round – a regular treatment with Bio Cleanze is by far the best and most cost-effective option
We hope this information was helpful.
Ben, Leo & Fiona
Comments will be approved before showing up.
April 01, 2021
We recently tested – just out of curiosity – some old Tornado Cleanze that was nearly two months past it's best-by date. We wanted to find out how long it could be stored for and still produce effective results. And stored badly at that ...
Want to know what happened? (the results even surprised us)
Click the link on this page to find out ...
March 11, 2021
Cleaning caravans and mobile homes is an excellent soft washing market.
The process is simple and straight-forward. And cleaning several on the same day can be highly profitable.
Click the link on this page to learn more ...
March 04, 2021
Huge thanks to all our customers for your loyalty in making Benz your softwash product supplier of choice. We appreciate the fact that so many of our trade customers come back to us week after week, month after month, year after year.
And by way of practical appreciation, we've decided to no longer pro-actively seek domestic customers for our products and will not knowingly sell products to the customers of our trade customers, i.e. those who want to play around with d.i.y.
Click the link on this page to continue reading ...
It's a free resource for people wanting to learn about the soft washing industry, to expand an existing business, or build a new business.
Soft washing reduces, or even eliminates, the need to use high-pressure washing.
Instead, once the build up of algae, lichen, fungus, moss and mould – the root causes of properties looking "dirty" – has been treated, the natural "self-cleansing" of sun, rain and wind removes the surface residue through time.
By educating the cleaning trade and public about soft washing we are helping develop an industry that offers sustainable treatments to clean and maintain exterior hard surfaces.
Subscribe to our free trade tips blog to download your "Professional Soft Wash Contractors Pricing Guide".
The free guide shows you – step by step – how to easily, quickly, and accurately create softwash business quotes.
This saves you time, is a highly professional approach, and increases your chances of winning new contracts.