November 22, 2016
Several customers asked for our suggestions about the best way to treat and remove lichen.
Lichen are the round white, brown, yellow and black growths that power washing alone will not remove. They grow on slate and concrete tiled roofs, as well as on concrete paths and monoblock drives.
And they can be very tough to remove.
Watch the video below to learn the most effective way to remove lichen (scroll down to read our written response):
Lichen grow into, and attach themselves to, the surfaces of roofs, paths and walls.
Brush the softwash chemical in with a stiff brush.
Then treat with Benz Bio Cleanze.
Bio Cleanze will continue working through time to kill any remaining lichen spores and provide residual protection against re-colonisation of lichen.
Quick tip: Depending on the strength and resilience of the surface being treated, a light power wash can be helpful to quickly remove the dead lichen.
Benz soft washing how-to videos cover every aspect of soft washing. We show you how to soft wash domestic and commercial roofs, paths and drives, tarmac, concrete, walls, wall render (including KRend, Monocouche, Weber), wet pour safety surfaces, tennis courts, car parks, wood decking, fences, sheds and more ...
We hope you found this information helpful and sincerely wish you great success in your soft washing business,
Ben, Leo, Fiona, Stevie & Anthony
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January 18, 2022
GB customers can now checkout directly in £GBP. To make your life easier and simpler, we've created a website just for soft washing contractors in England, Scotland and Wales.
Click the link on this page to learn more and visit www.benzsoftwash.co.uk
January 12, 2022
Soft washing can be carried out all year round when the temperature is not freezing or near freezing. The main thing to consider is that softwash chemicals will take longer to produce their full effect in cold conditions.
Click the link on this page to learn how to stay in business through a cold winter ...
January 05, 2022
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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