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