Bio Cleanze is a potent commercial biocide for professional softwashing. It incorporates an extremely pure high-grade of DDAC (Didecyldimethylammonium chloride) – the active ingredient that does most of the cleaning work.
This particularly pure grade of DDAC is also used to formulate many other products including disinfectants, cleansers and sterilants for:
Therefore it is also perfectly suited to use as a biocidal cleanser for exterior surfaces. In other words, if it's good enough for hospitals, food preparation and animal surgeries, it's good enough to clean roofs, walls and drives.
1. As a stand-alone soft wash treatment of external hard surfaces. Simply apply and let mother nature do the work. You’ll notice dramatic results within 14 days, with the full process lasting for several months. The longevity of the clean will be far greater than that obtained from power washing or bleach.
We particularly recommend this approach on surfaces for which power washing would be contra-indicated, such as soft stone and render. Or when a customer does not want a chlorine-based product used.
3. As a post-treatment after initial cleaning with Benz Lightning Cleanze or Tornado Cleanze.
2. As a post-treatment following cleaning by power washing. It will kill the algae spores and black and white dots (lichen) that will be left behind and that power washing alone cannot remove.
Power washing followed by a treatment of Benz Bio Cleanze vastly increases the longevity of the clean for minimal extra cost. It is especially cost-effective compared to sealing systems.
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Quick tip: Using a water-fed pole, 25 litres of diluted mix will treat 25-100 metre2 (actual coverage depends on the porosity of the surface). For example, tarmac and concrete roof tiles could use 1L mix/metre2. Whereas painted surfaces could use only 1L mix/4 metre2.
Bio Cleanze is highly concentrated and is designed for use only by professional power washing contractors, softwashing contractors, exterior cleaners, painters and decorators, groundsmen, window cleaners, builders, landscape gardeners, and similar trades. In essence if you are already working in a trade that involves the competent, safe, and responsible handling of industrial chemicals you can purchase and use Benz Bio Cleanze.Back to top
Some of our best results, and numerous referrals, have come from giving a post power washing treatment of Benz Bio Cleanze.
Ben says, "I used to feel embarrassed seeing drives on my window cleaning round, which I'd power washed only 6 months previous, again looking black and dirty. Now I have a sense of pride in seeing them remaining clean long after treating them with Bio Cleanze. And this higher quality of work is bringing large numbers of referrals."
The key point here is to take the time to know your power washer's dosing ratio. Work it out at home using the same set up you would use on a job. Use a similar length "go hose", etc, as down-stream chemical injectors are affected by pressure.
Another option would be to add Benz Bio Cleanze direct to the water tank. This is ideal if you know how much water your water tank holds.
Correctly diluted Bio Cleanze will not adversely affect your equipment in any way.
Quick tips from our experience for applying softwash chemicals with commercial quality power (aka pressure or jet) washers:
Backpack application can be slow but the flip side is that it's precise and the correct dosage is easy to work out. Always wear chemical-resistant clothing and full PPE as backpack sprayers can be prone to leakage.
Using a window cleaner's water fed pole system is a great way to try out softwashing with only a small extra investment.
The key is to have your system set up so that the pump can be switched from pure water to sucking from a drum with minimal time and mess.
A T-piece and valve is all that is needed on the suction side of the pump to achieve this.
Test before applying: Always test a cleaning chemical on a small, obscure area of the surface to be cleaned if you are not familiar with the effect of the chemical on that particular surface.
Applying to metals: The same advice to test before applying a cleaning chemical applies to metals. We also recommend pre and post wetting of metal surfaces to prevent streaking and risk of corrosion.
Application Temperature: We recommend using Bio Cleanze at temperatures no lower than 7 degrees C, as results can be inconsistent below this point.
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Including 10-20% IPA (Isopropyl Alcohol) gives our product several advantages over a basic biocide:
Watch this short video for a simple explanation:
Quick tip: At recommended dilution rates, the very small quantity of IPA in the product as applied to a customer's property has zero effect on the silicone in, for example, wall renders and tarmac (even pure undiluted IPA has no lasting effect on silicone).
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The purity of our active ingredient is guaranteed by our suppliers to be greater than 95% and is typically 98%. And the content of DDAC in the supplied product is typically 50-52% and never drops below 50%.
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There are many heavily diluted products on the market with names such as “Mossgone”, “Algae Away”, “Moss Terminator”, “Patio Clear”, etc. – and they claim to do a similar job to Bio Cleanze.
But the truth is they are very weak and contain only 5-10% active ingredient, compared to the 50% active ingredient of Bio Cleanze. That means they are 90-95% water and therefore can be over 150% more expensive in actual use.
Also, it's important to be aware that cheap biocides, such as BAC, contain a type of active ingredient that is affected by hard water, which Bio Cleanze is not. The results from using these lower grade products can be extremely variable. Their effects usually do not last long and so are unsuitable for using in the context of a Clean & Maintain programme.
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Under the European Agreement concerning the International Carriage of Dangerous Goods by Road (ADR) regulations, Bio Cleanze – and similar products with the same transport class and packing group – should be supplied to the end user in 1 Litre bottles by standard courier, and in larger containers only by a specialised Hazchem courier.
The EU regulations permit transportation of up to 30kg or 30L of product in a works van or car without having any special insurance considerations. There are no land, sea, or tunnel restrictions in regard to these quantities.
So you can rest assured that you can transport these quantities of Benz Bio Cleanze in complete safety and within the letter of the law.
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Data Sources: Further technical information regarding the use of biocides can be obtained from the European Chemicals Agency, the UK health and Safety Executive (HSE), and the Irish Pesticides Registration & Controls Division (PRCD).
Legal Disclaimer: All legal and legislative information on this website was obtained from various European Union, Irish and UK Government agencies.
Always treat a test patch on a customer's property before using any chemical cleaning product and obtain your customer's agreement that the effect of the applied chemical is acceptable before cleaning the entire property.
During use and application always adhere to the SDS and follow the product labelling instructions and the product information supplied on this website to ensure protection of our environment and avoidance of damage to property and human and animal injury.
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