August 08, 2020
A customer asked us, if it would be a good idea to pressure (jet, power) wash a roof prior to treating it with Benz Bio Cleanze.
That's a reasonable question.
You could jet wash a roof and then treat with Bio Cleanze.
But why would you?
High pressure jet/power washing decreases the lifespan of a surface by removing the protective surface layer. It's like exposing the surface to several years weathering in only a few minutes. Experiment on an area of reasonably fresh concrete and you will observe this for yourself.
Jet/pressure washing a roof would substantially increase the time a job takes, forcing you to increase the price to your customer and therefore inevitably losing some contracts because the price is too high.
Btw: The photo above is of Ben soft washing an artificial slate roof the correct way, treating it with Benz Bio Cleanze.
Q: "What would be the issues with using a jet washer with no chemicals added, aimed from a safe distance and using the blade nozzle down slope on interlocking concrete tiles to remove general soiling and vegetation, followed by an application of biocide to get under the tiles and kill off any remaining vegetation?"
We hope this clarifies the situation regarding the use of pressure / jet / power washing to clean a roof.
Ben, Leo & Fiona
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June 03, 2021
May 29, 2021
Several customers asked us what, in our experience, is the safest and most effective way to rinse dry dash (pebble dash) wall render after soft washing?
In this video Ben demonstrates the fan jet nozzle we use for rinsing dry dash render after applying Benz Lightning Cleanze.
May 20, 2021
We've been asked about the safest and most efficient and effective way to rinse Oxy Cleanze – and all softwash products – from treated surfaces. The concern was to minimise any possible impact on surfaces not being treated but that could receive run-off.
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