July 10, 2021
Some customers have wondered why we add IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) to Benz Bio Cleanze. So lets clear this up and clarify the situation once and for all ...
Why we use IPA in Benz Bio Cleanze
Isopropyl alcohol, as used in Bio Cleanze and Perma Cleanze, is known in the UK and Ireland as pharmaceutical “surgical spirit” and is used by doctors and nurses as a topical antiseptic for cleaning wounds to prevent infection.
Including 10-20% IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) gives Bio Cleanze several advantages over a basic biocide:
Does IPA damage the silicone in some wall renders?
Not at all. At recommended dilution rates, the very small quantity of IPA in Bio Cleanze and Perma Cleanze as applied to a customer's property has zero effect on the silicone in, for example, wall renders and tarmac.
Quick tip: Even pure undiluted IPA has no lasting effect on silicone.
Watch the video below to learn more ... ( "Biocidal Wash" is the old name for Bio Cleanze)
Fun fact: In the US, Isopropyl Alcohol is called “rubbing alcohol”. Why? Because when it was first introduced back in the 1920s it was used as a massage lotion.
Then prohibition came along and it was named rubbing alcohol to differentiate it from drinking alcohol, which was illegal. Because IPA is undrinkable it was allowed to be legally sold. And the name has stuck ever since.
We 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.
Click the link on this page to watch the video ... (and we'd love to read your comments and questions, so feel free to leave them in the Comment section under the vid on YouTube)
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 ...
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