October 11, 2019
It's said by some softwash contractors, and some softwash product suppliers, that high concentrations of cleaning chemicals are fine to use if you are wearing the correct Personal Protective Clothing (PPE).
However, the regulations actually state that when when mitigating risk,"PPE should be used as a last resort”.
The law also states that "Wherever there are risks to health and safety that cannot be adequately controlled in other ways, the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 require PPE".
We've devoted many years of trial and error to testing of every variable involved in soft washing. And have reached a number of conclusions about the best ways of mitigating risk when softwashing.
For example, we believe, from experience, that the risk of something going wrong when using high concentrations of sodium hypochlorite (SH) – a burst hose, or a leaking fitting for example – is too great considering that the same tasks can be achieved using the lower concentrations of sodium hypochlorite used in Benz Lightning Cleanze.
Being sprayed with a softwash solution of sodium hypochlorite of high available chlorine – especially if it were to enter the eyes – is a very, very long way from being fun ...
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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 ...
September 08, 2021
Ben demonstrates how to scrape moss and lichen from natural slate roof tiles and treat the biofilm to kill all the growths on this natural slate roof.
Click the link on this page to watch the how-to video ...
September 02, 2021 2 Comments
When soft washing it's vitally important to protect surrounding building materials. e.g. lead flashing. And not to create "clean streaks" – from overspray and run-off – on surfaces that are not part of your contract.
Click the link on this page to watch how we achieve this when soft washing a chimney ...
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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