November 03, 2019
A customer asked us: "Will your products harm windows and doors when softwashing a house? I'm thinking of the rubber trim, metal handles, etc?"
Benz Bio Cleanze is safe for all known surfaces at our recommended dilution rates.
Benz Lightning Cleanze is categorised as non-corrosive to metals and rubber when used at a dilution of 10:1.
If you use Lightning Cleanze at higher dilution rates – say 5:1 or, exceptionally, 4:1 – then we recommend rinsing metal and rubber immediately prior to application and immediately after.
And use skillful spray techniques to minimise chemical contact with rubber and metal fittings.
We've experienced no problems using this approach, nor have any of our softwash contractor customers reported any problems.
For contractors who are unsure of their ability to direct the spray accurately enough to keep the product away from vulnerable doors and windows, we suggest leaving these until last and completing them by brushing rather than spraying.
We hope this information is helpful,
Ben, Leo & Fiona
PS: After completing the first softwash treatment, put your customer on a "Clean & Maintain" ongoing maintenance programme.
Customers will enjoy a permanently clean property and contractors will enjoy a steady stream of repeat business. A win-win arrangement for both customer and contractor.
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July 21, 2021
We use pencil jets in our brushes because we've found they don't clog or break as much as fan jets.
In the case of the Gardiner 45cm brush we use four of them. We turn the pump down so the flow rate is acceptable and does not produce much run-off.
Flow control at the pole is still critical however. Click the link on this page to learn about the solution we've found to be so successful ...
July 15, 2021
July 10, 2021
Some customers have wondered why we add IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) to Benz Bio Cleanze. So we thought we'd clear this up and clarify the situation once and for all.
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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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