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

August 16, 2016 2 Comments

Benz Softwash supply softwash chemicals to the professional softwash cleaning trade

Undiluted and unopened, the shelf life of Benz Bio Cleanze is at least 2 years.


If you know you are going to be left with some unused softwashing mix, the best water to use would be purified water (as used for window cleaning with water fed poles, aka de-ionised water).

This would not affect active ingredient in Bio Cleanze – DDAC (Didecyldimethylammonium Chloride).

Other than this, it's impossible to give a definite answer because the chemical make-up of water varies dramatically from area to area. Therefore we cannot know the mineral content of the water that any given contractor would use.

That said, we've stored 25 litres of Bio Cleanze diluted with tap water for a couple of weeks and it has worked fine.

On a hot day the speed of degradation may increase. And it's always best not to store chemicals in very hot vans or sheds.

Our best advice is simply to mix up the quantity of Benz Bio Cleanze you know you will use – which you will get better at judging with experience – and price in some wastage.

By pricing in a small amount of wastage you can ensure you will not be out of pocket even if there is some left over.

 

We hope this information is helpful and that it inspires you to succeed in softwashing.

Cheers,

Ben, Leo
 & Fiona

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2 Responses

Leo Searle Hawkins
Leo Searle Hawkins

September 28, 2021

Hi Simon,

It will not do any harm and will probably be strong enough to be effective, although obviously it’s impossible to know exactly what strength it will be now.

You will find answers to all your questions by reading:

The Bio Cleanze product page: https://www.benzsoftwash.com/products/benz-bio-cleanze-ddac-softwash-biocide

The technical information page: https://www.benzsoftwash.com/pages/benz-bio-cleanze

The application guide (in our Product Documentation Pack): https://www.benzsoftwash.com/pages/product-documentation

Our Trade Tips post on soft washing tarmac: https://www.benzsoftwash.com/blogs/trade-tips/101155201-how-to-soft-wash-tarmac?pos=1&_sid=a1f9ccf60&ss=r

This webpage on protecting children & animals: https://www.benzsoftwash.com/pages/how-to-protect-customers-pets-when-softwashing

Cheers,

Leo

Simon Long
Simon Long

September 28, 2021

I have a half OPENED bottle of biocleanse I got from Rutland pumps It has been stored in a dark container in my van for approx 6 months. can i still use it ?

I have a moss covered tarmac drive i am pressure washing next week is the biocide pet friendly when dry
What should the dilution rate to water be with tarmac?
Can I apply the biocide straight after cleaning the tarmac with my pressure washer or should I leave it for a period first ?

Kind Regards

Simon

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