What's the best way to kill & control moss by soft washing? (video)

November 08, 2016 3 Comments

What's the best way to kill & control moss by soft washing?

 

Moss will normally start to appear around a new property after about 7 years. And it particularly loves to grow on tarmac and roof tiles.

On many buildings moss will start to grow on the roof, spread from the roof to the gutters, and then fall onto footpaths and drives.

And it can spread very quickly


Watch our video response to learn how to softwash moss: (scroll down to read the article) 

 

Our written response

Moss holds water, which can add weight to a roof – causing stress on the structure. It expands when frozen and can cause damage to gutters and tiles.

And it becomes extremely slippery on footpaths, driveways and playgrounds.

Tarmac will typically require two treatments of Benz Bio Cleanze in the first year to bring biological growth under control. Thereafter a once yearly application should be sufficient.

Concrete tiled roofs often last longer – sometimes as long as 5-10 years depending on the local environment and prevailing weather – before new growth becomes visible.

This is the legal situation concerning the use of softwash DDAC biocide to kill and control moss

Until June 2015 the active ingredient in Bio Cleanze (DDAC) was extensively used to kill and control moss, and was widely promoted as a moss control agent.

But the politicians and bureaucrats have decreed that moss is now a “plant” and therefore from this date comes under a different set of labeling regulations.

Yes, crazy though it may seem, all that changed to make it legally impossible for us to tell you that Benz Bio Cleanze kills and controls moss, was the movement of DDAC biocides to a different administrative category with different labeling criteria ...

 

Now, because of this change of legislation, only manufacturers of expensive herbicides (aka “weedkillers”), which are often quite unhealthy for humans and bad for our environment, can claim to control moss.

From June 2015 no DDAC biocide manufacturer is allowed to tell you that a biodegradable biocide such as Bio Cleanze kills and controls moss.

Fortunately, as the only thing that has changed is the labelling and legislative categorisation, everything else remains the same. This includes the effect on all unwanted biological growths such as moss, which we used to be able to tell you Bio Cleanze kills and controls, but are no longer allowed to tell you ...

Rest assured that the formula and contents of Bio Cleanze remains exactly the same as it was prior to the change of legislation – and you can therefore continue using it to kill and control all manner of biological growths on exterior hard surfaces such as drives, paths, car parks, tennis courts, roofs, walls, render, boats, decking and other timber structures such as sheds and fences.


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


Ben, Leo
, Fiona, Stevie & Anthony

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3 Responses

Leo
Leo

February 14, 2022

Hi K – and thank you for your enquiry. The first step is to move any transportable plants out of reach from spray drift and run-off. Then apply the principles of protecting plant life that we outline here (copy & paste this link into your web browser):https://www.benzsoftwash.com/pages/plant-life?pos=2&_sid=b9a47aa11&ss=r

K s
K s

February 14, 2022

I have a lot of plants and flowers at surrounding my house , does Benz kill the plants and flowers if I were to wash the roof and the solution
We’re to drop on to my garden lawn with plants and flowers ??

Ethanael
Ethanael

May 10, 2017

I’m so glad I found my soultion online.

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