Why can surfaces turn temporarily orange/brown after soft washing?

June 04, 2020

Why do surfaces turn temporarily orange after soft washing?

In the video below Ben demonstrates the temporary effect of soft washing with Benz Bio Cleanze that can occur on some surfaces – especially concrete and wall render – when applied in hot weather.



Black algae contains a dye that protects it from the sun’s UV (ultra-violet) rays. This often leaches out when soft washing in very hot temperatures.

To a new softwash contractor or home owner this can be disconcerting. But this is quite normal and shows that the product is working really well.

The primary task of Bio Cleanze is that of killing the growths that give rise to the unsightly “dirty” appearance of external hard surfaces.

Bio Cleanze will do an excellent job of killing the growths through a range of ambient temperatures from 8-30 degrees C. But it’s worth noting that the secondary effect of “natural self-cleansing’ happens faster when a softwash treatment is given in warmer temperatures.

Click here to learn more about Benz Bio Cleanze

Cheers,

Ben, Leo & Fiona

 

Click here to explore the full range of Benz popular softwash cleaning products

Benz Softwash Bio Cleanze DDAC biocide & Benz Softwash Lightning Cleanze SH sodium hypochlorite biocide


Leave a comment

Comments will be approved before showing up. Please revisit to read our response.


Also in Benz Trade Tips

A simple but highly effective way to get more soft washing customers
A simple but highly effective way to get more soft washing customers

November 25, 2022

After moving to a new home people are emotionally and financially invested in the property. Why is this important for soft washing contractors?

Click the link on this page to find out ...

View full article →

Understanding the complex world of softwash product approvals
Understanding the legalities of softwash product approvals

November 18, 2022 2 Comments

In today's world of "false facts" how can you know which softwash products are legal to use and which are not?

Click the link on this page to find out ...

View full article →

How to keep children and pets safe when soft washing with Benz Bio Cleanze?
How to keep children and pets safe when soft washing with Benz Bio Cleanze?

November 11, 2022

When will paths, patios and drives soft washed with Bio Cleanze be safe for children & animals?

Click the link on this page to find out ...

View full article →