TIME PROVEN CHEMICALS
In 1994 this soft washing additive was tested in a major shingle manufacturers’ laboratory and judged safe for use on shingle roofs. In the testing process two shingles were taken directly from the manufacturing line for testing purposes. One was coated in a bleach and water solution that also contained our additive. The other was not treated at all. Both shingles were then placed in testing ovens at 300 degrees and 100% humidity for thirty days. (This test simulates 30 years of shingle aging) After that the two shingles were removed from the testing ovens and examined. The shingle treated with our soft washing solution had no further aging than the one that was not treated at all. Based upon that test AC’s company was chosen to perform cleanings on that manufacturers shingle roofing products.
In 1998 the chemical make-up of our soft washing additive was changed to be completely biodegradable. This adjustment took phosphates completely out of our chemicals. Phosphates are what is added to most soaps to make them foam/create suds. Since 1998 all our chemicals have met the definition of biodegradable and they break down into carbon and water within twenty (20) days of their introduction into the environment.
By 2002 AC’s company now a decade old, had cleaned in excess of 55,000 roofs throughout Florida. Various surfaces had been cleaned using our soft washing additives without any kind of damages. Our soft washing technique and additives had cleaned surfaces like shingle roofs, tile, brick exteriors, EAFIS, membrane roofs, TPO, awning fabrics, concrete drives and walks, all without power washing any surfaces.
In early 2004 AC’s company and chemicals reached another milestone. The largest theme park company in Florida needed us to clean a resort that was centered around a preserve of African animals. The theme parks veterinary services department was called upon to test and approve AC’s soft washing techniques and chemicals for use immediately around these animals and their habitats.
With careful consideration and examination of the products, this famous theme park’s veterinary services department approved the use of AC’s soft washing technique and chemicals.
Now by 2020 AC and SoftWash Systems soft washing equipment and chemicals have been used in 40 states of the US and 6 countries. Our affiliate companies have cleaned in excess of 500,000 roofs and structures throughout the world and our products have been approved for use by major theme parks, property management companies, government buildings, installations, colleges, and universities. To date, there is no safer, better respected, and more widely used soft washing products line available.