Many people use their lawns to wash their vehicles or similarly, will pour their used buckets of soapy water on the lawn afterward. Unfortunately, excess soap to harm your lawn. While the water and dirt are perfectly fine for the yard, some soaps may be doing you more harm than good. It is important to know the difference and be aware of what kind of soap you are using.
Dish Soap Will Harm Your Grass
It is commonly known that small amounts of dish soap can be used to clean bugs off of plants. In large amounts, however, the blades of grass in your lawn cannot handle the abrasive chemicals found in these soaps. The degreasing agents and bleach that is often found in dish soaps are toxic to plants and is designed to destroy the fatty acids and organic matter that is commonly found in food. It will also destroy and break down your paint’s wax and clear coat.
Car Wash Soap Will Not Harm Your Grass
Car wash soaps are designed to protect your wax. Soaps specifically designed to wash and protect paint do not have the same abrasive chemicals that are found in dish soaps, and they are not designed to disinfect. The lack of these chemical properties makes most car washing soaps perfect safe for your lawn.
It is best to use a soap designed for your car regardless, because of the fact dish soaps are prone to stripping your wax and making the paint look dull. Dish soap has many chemical properties you do not need, and do not want on your vehicle’s paint. Automotive washing soap is designed to protect the wax on your vehicle and will do the same to anything else organic that it touches.
When it comes to washing your car right and protecting your property, schedule an appointment with the mobile car washing professionals at NuWash.With top quality soaps, sprays, and tools, well-trained technicians will have your car spotless in no time. The best part is that these mobile technicians come to you at your home, office, or anywhere else that you choose to be during the process.