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 softwash cleaning. Softwashing 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 softwashing 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 softwashing 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 in the development of your business Bio Cleanze will be doing most of the work and pressure washing will have become largely redundant. Simply spray & go!
We hope you found this information helpful.
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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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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