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What is SoftWash?
Over twenty years ago, back in 1992 after looking at the problem of algae streaking, bleach and water were combined with surfactants, algaecides and residual inhibitors into the first soft washing solution by AC Lockyer. It was sprayed directly from an agricultural style tank sprayer to remove mildew, bacteria and other organic stains from building roofs and exteriors.
SoftWash systems revolutionised the roof and exterior cleaning industry by allowing more carefully metered chemical solutions to be applied to building surfaces for the benefit of cleaning that surface chemically without pressure.
The system safely and constantly meters the amount of sodium hypochlorite and surfactant.
Alfresco SoftWash Division carries out a Soft Wash treatment regime to buildings using low pressure and specialised solutions to safely remove and kill mildew, bacteria, algae and other organic stains from roofs and all building exteriors, elevations and linings. It is so named to differentiate the method from power washing which is well known as a destructive cleaning technique. This technique mixed with Wood Restore Protects Against Sun Damage on surfaces from, fences and decks to aged cladding and distressed woods.
The biggest culprit in drying and colour loss in wood is the sun. The sun’s rays contain ultra violet rays (UV) that damage wood fibres at the cellular level. Contains a UV inhibitor that penetrates the wood and remains behind much like sunblock does on your skin. The next biggest agent of damage for wood products are wood destroying organisms (WDO’s). Contains antimicrobial properties that create an uninviting environment for these microbes driving them away from the wood’s surface.