March 27, 2019
Not just black algae and lichen ("black spot") but all heavy stains and deeply rooted growths can now be easily, quickly and effectively removed by treating them with Tornado Cleanze.
Tornado Cleanze sticks to discoloured surfaces, including vertical render, giving it maximum cleaning power to remove the most stubborn stains
Heavy algae and lichen growth can be challenging to remove using conventional cleaning methods. Even traditional softwashing may not be fully effective, or provide sufficiently fast results.
Tornado Cleanze is the solution. Tornado Cleanze easily, quickly and safely removes stubborn black, green, red and yellow staining from external hard surfaces.
And its rapid, precisely targeted cleaning action means there's no overspray or spray drift onto surrounding properties and plants.
And it's gel nature means that the potential for splashing into eyes and onto other surfaces is substantially minimised.
Tornado Cleanze is a non-penetrating, very strong sodium hypochlorite gel that stays on the surface. This gives it a long contact time and a remarkable power to oxidise and remove the discolouration caused by micro-organisms.
Simply brush on, leave for a few minutes and rinse – Tornado Cleanze acts fast!
Tornado Cleanze can be used as a stand-alone cleaner on paths, patios, driveways, render, concrete, capping stone, sandstone, capping stones, chimneys, brickwork, stonework, window sills, some plastics and most other exterior hard surfaces.
It can also be used as a “spot cleaner” in conjunction with one of our other Benz softwash cleaning products.
The actual sequence of use will depend on the severity and depth of the colonisation, how long it has been allowed to grow into the surface, and the specific requirements of each job and customer.
Tough black spot: Always follow up a treatment of Tornado Cleanze with an application of Bio Cleanze. This is because some, usually small, black spots can be difficult to remove completely at first. But they will disappear over time when treated with Bio Cleanze.
Ideally treat any small remaining black dots with Bio Cleanze at 20/25:1. But not if children or animals will use the area. In that case treat at 50:1 every 6-12 months, which will keep the whole area clean whilst the stubborn black spots gradually release their grip and weather away.
1) In low temperatures – down to not less than 7 degrees – leave for up to an hour to fully activate.
2) When rinsing use low pressure and minimal agitation to reduce foaming in the rinse water.
We hope you enjoy using Tornado Cleanze.
Ben, Leo & Fiona
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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.
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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.
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