Can surfactants be safely added to Benz biocides?

April 21, 2020 2 Comments

Can surfactants be safely added to Benz biocides?


A number of customers have asked about adding surfactants to our softwash biocides. So we thought to share the info with everyone.

We've listed the important points for easy reading

  1. Do not mix our softwash biocides with any surfactants, which is both unnecessary and could be problematic.

  2. Our softwash products come complete in themselves, are ready to use, and require no additional chemicals to be added (technically called "adjuvents").

  3. Bio Cleanze is intrinsically a fully bio-degradable surfactant in its own right and so requires nothing to be added.

  4. Lightning Cleanze and Tornado Cleanze have been carefully formulated with high performance bio-degradable surfactants, which keep the mix stable and help delay the natural degrading of sodium hypochlorite (aka SH). Poor quality, or inappropriate, surfactants often increase the rate of degradation of sodium hypochlorite.

  5. Adding another surfactant to any of our softwash biocides will:

    a) Not increase their effectiveness – and will likely lower it.
    b) Diminish their shelf life.
    c) Invalidate all UK and Irish government legal product approvals.


Quick tip: There are over 2000 surfactants on the market and it is critical for the performance and stability of a softwash biocide that only the correct ones are used. To give you an example, it took us and two industrial chemists over a year and countless trials to find the surfactant that you enjoy today in Tornado Cleanze.

So, fortunately for Benz customers, we've made applying softwash biocides as easy as it can get.  There's no messy and time-consuming mixing of active chemicals, surfactants and scent.

Just mix our ready-to-use products with water to get the dilution ratio you want for your softwash contract and brush and/or spray away. Life is simple with Benz! ☺


We hope this info is helpful and sincerely wish you great success in your soft washing business,

Ben, Leo, Fiona, Stevie & Anthony

Click here to explore the full range of Benz softwash cleaning products

Benz Softwash Bio Cleanze DDAC biocide & Benz Softwash Lightning Cleanze SH sodium hypochlorite biocide

2 Responses

Leo
Leo

November 18, 2021

Hi Valerie and thank you for your interest in our products. Three of our products would fit the bill: Bio Cleanze, Lightning Cleanze and Tornado Cleanze. You can view them by clicking this link:https://www.benzsoftwash.com/

Qur HQ is in Cork but we have GB distributors, so we ship everywhere in Ireland and Great Britain.

I’ve asked Ben to phone you asap to give you more specific information.

Valerie Cloonan( office of Public Works, Heywood Gdns in Mid Ireland)
Valerie Cloonan( office of Public Works, Heywood Gdns in Mid Ireland)

November 18, 2021

To whom it concerns:
I am looking for a product ( type of biocide) which is environmentally friendly and can be used on stone paving slabs throughout the gardens at Heywood, Co. Laois. The product must be protective of the stone but clean at the same time.
Are you located in Ireland or Great Britain?

Look forward to hearing from you,
Kind regards,
valerie
086 8107916

Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up. Please revisit to read our response.


Also in Benz Trade Tips

How to clean sh stains from lead flashing with Oxy Cleanze
How to clean sh stains from lead flashing with Oxy Cleanze

June 25, 2022

Sodium hypochlorite can react with lead flashing and discolour it. Benz Oxy Cleanze can fix this.

Click the link on this page to find out how ...

View full article →

When to pressure wash – and when not to pressure wash?
When to pressure wash – and when not to pressure wash?

June 17, 2022 4 Comments

After pressure washing (power, jet) algae spores rapidly recolonise, and properties return to square one in a very short time. So what's the alternative?

Click the link on this page to find out ...

View full article →

How long can I store diluted Benz Bio Cleanze (softwash ddac biocide)?
How long can I store diluted Bio Cleanze (softwash biocide)?

June 15, 2022 2 Comments

How long can diluted Benz Bio Cleanze can be stored for, and still be ok to use on another job?

Click the link on this page to find out ...

View full article →