December 20, 2016
We get asked this question a lot: "How do you calculate the coverage of Benz Biocides so you know exactly the quantity to buy for a given softwash contract?"
We put the following examples together to help our customers order the optimum amount of soft washing biocide best suited to the contracts they have and expect to gain.
1 Litre of undiluted Bio Cleanze makes 40 litres of mix for winter work (40:1) and 50 litres in the summer (50:1).
1 Litre of mix will cover approx 4 square metres. Therefore you can expect 40-50 litres of mix to cover 160 - 200 square metres.
5 litres of Bio Cleanze will clean, roughly:
• Five average driveways and paths around a house
• Or, three large gable ends
• Or, the walls of one large house
• Or, one average roof
30-40 litres will be used by a one-person contractor per day and will treat the elevations of a large detached house, including paths and drive. Small jobs may require as little as 5 litres while large contracts can use up to 100 litres per day.
As a rough guide, 5 litres of undiluted Lightning Cleanze will make 30 litres of mix at 5:1 dilution, which will treat 40-50 square metres of a porous surface and 80-100 square metres at 10:1 dilution of a non-porous surface.
The exact coverage of LIghtning Cleanze depends on:
• The porosity of the surface (think "honeycomb")
• The type and amount of organic material present
• The method of application, ie spray, brush, or watering can.
10 litres of undiluted Lightning Cleanze will make 60 litres of mix at 5:1, which will clean
10 litres of undiluted Lightning Cleanze will make 110 litres of mix at 10:1.
On smooth surfaces, such as steel cladding, or painted surfaces this will clean roughly 300 square metres.
We hope this information is helpful and inspires you to succeed in your softwashing business.
Ben, Leo & Fiona
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July 21, 2021
We use pencil jets in our brushes because we've found they don't clog or break as much as fan jets.
In the case of the Gardiner 45cm brush we use four of them. We turn the pump down so the flow rate is acceptable and does not produce much run-off.
Flow control at the pole is still critical however. Click the link on this page to learn about the solution we've found to be so successful ...
July 15, 2021
July 10, 2021
Some customers have wondered why we add IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) to Benz Bio Cleanze. So we thought we'd clear this up and clarify the situation once and for all.
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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.
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