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What is softwashing?
Softwashing was developed by AC Lockyer with his knowledge and experience in plant sciences. AC knew that the bacteria, molds, fungus and algae growing on the exterior of buildings were more closely associated with an infection than a stain.
Knowing this AC drew from his experiences and combined the technology of treating pests and fungus on plants with compatible cleaning chemicals and thereby inventing softwashing.
Now instead of the regular blowing and blasting of pressure washing, property owners could have cleanings done without the damages normally associated with pressure washing.
Softwashing then developed into other surfaces of cleaning in differing regions of the country. Once just used to eradicate mold and mildew SoftWash Systems developed new chemicals and techniques to take this advanced cleaning into dry, arid climates as well.
Softwash vs Pressure Washing
Soft washing as a cleaning technique has many benefits that are more environmentally responsible over pressure / power washing.
Pressure / power washers use from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). What this means is while that pressure / power washer is running it is consuming up to 8 gpm each and every minute the contractor is cleaning that surface. In one hour of cleaning a pressure / power washer can waste from 180 gallons upwards to 480 gallons of water. Conversely soft washing will be only applying up to 60 gallons of cleaning solution, that is comprised of about 40 gallons of water, in that same hour. Then that soft washing solution loosens and dissolves mildew, bacteria, dirt and grime so it can be easily rinsed away with a garden hose. In fact many soft washed surfaces do not need rinsed after cleaning even further reducing the need for water during the cleaning. Good Stewards means SoftWash Systems uses 1/3 the water of pressure / power washing.
Biodegradable Cleaning Solutions
The in-network companies of SoftWash Systems exclusively use SoftWash Systems chemicals for soft washing your property. These chemicals have been completely biodegradable since 1998, long before "green" was in fashion. Biodegradable means that our chemicals break down into carbon and water within twenty (20) days of their introduction into the environment. Our chemicals are water based and ship non-hazardous. Good Stewards means SoftWash Systems leaves no contaminants behind.