May 03, 2018
Most of the time you'll find you won't need a power/pressure washer (sometimes called a jet washer) to do the initial soft washing. Soft washing is a technique that largely, although not completely, supersedes the need for a power/pressure washer.
Exceptions can be pre-cleaning wooden structures that are badly colonised by algae (wooden decking, wooden fences, wooden sheds, wooden cladding) and removing black lichen from concrete.
Benz Softwash cleaning products can do both jobs by themselves but a light power / pressure washer, used carefully at a low pressure setting and/or with a wide fan jet held back from the surface, can speed things up and is also useful for rinsing.
And for soft washing wood, depending on the type of wood, pre-cleaning the algae with a light pressure wash can produce a more pleasing final result that many customers like.
A pressure washer is useful when used with a rinsing nozzle for rapidly rinsing a surface following soft washing with Benz Lightning Cleanze.
Quick tip: Do not rinse Benz Bio Cleanze after treating a surface.
Quick tip: Once you've got a customer's property clean, set them up with an ongoing maintenance programme.
At this point Bio Cleanze will be doing most of the work and pressure washing will have become largely redundant. You'll simply need to spray & go!
We hope you found this information helpful and sincerely wish you great success in your soft washing business,
Ben, Leo, Fiona, Stevie & Anthony
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October 13, 2021
Lichen stains on render can be troublesome to remove. In this video Ben demonstrates how to quickly and easily use Benz Tornado Cleanze to remove lichen staining from through-colour render.
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September 25, 2021 2 Comments
September 15, 2021
Many soft wash contractors can be unsure of the safest way to soft wash asbestos roofs. So in this post we lay out the best practices we've learned from running a soft washing business since 2013.
Click the link on this page to learn how to treat asbestos ...
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.
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