Good Stewards Program
SoftWash Systems Pledge to the Environment
SoftWash Systems isn’t a new “GREEN” company. We have always had a strong commitment to being more than green. Our company has core values that places stewardship and service above profits. We believe that profits will come as we focus on doing business in a way that honors our values. This is our “world is round” mindset and “what we reap we sew” is in our moral fiber. Our pledge to passing on a clean, healthy environment is what we have deemed as our Good Stewards program.
As Good Stewards, the in-network companies of SoftWash Systems believe and practice, protocols and standards, that are for more than just compliance. They are because we wholeheartedly understand we are stewards of the resources we have been entrusted with. You as a customer of the in-network companies of SoftWash Systems entrust us with your property and we respect that. That respect also transfers to the land, water and air surrounding your property as well. SoftWash Systems has developed technology around this Good Stewards pledge. Here are a few of the technology advancements that make SoftWash Systems unique in the cleaning industry.
Pressure/power washers use from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). In one hour of cleaning a pressure / power washer can use 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.
Low VOC Emissions
Volatile Organic Compounds better known as VOC’s are basically vapors in the air that are either pollutants, toxins or irritants. Though some of our solutions have scents added or might omit fumes while cleaning these compounds are measured less than one part per million (-1/1,000,000) within 50 feet of any surface we are cleaning. Because one of our core values is service we are sensitive to people with special needs within or close to our work sites. With appropriate notice, any SoftWash Systems in-network company is pleased to adjust work schedules or change solution formulations to accommodate the special needs of those who have chemical intolerances. Good Stewards means SoftWash Systems believes clean air is as important as a clean home.
Limited or No Use of Fossil Fuels
Fossil fuels are certainly not evil, however we at SoftWash Systems as well as our in-network companies have a desire to limit the consumption of fossil fuels for three basic reasons.
- 1. To limit our nations dependence on foreign fuel oil sources.
- 2. To limit our emissions of VOC’s and other carbon gases.
- 3. To embrace development of alternative sources of energy.
Good Stewards means SoftWash Systems is open to using fuel oil alternatives.
12 Volt & Solar Powered Electric Equipment
SoftWash Systems has made a significant investment in the development of alternative sources for powering our cleaning equipment. All of our softwashing cleaning equipment is powered by a bank of 12 volt DC batteries. In-network companies can choose to equip their systems with special DC charging systems that harness the power their trucks create driving from job site to job site. Then this DC power is collected and stored in the systems 12 volt battery bank. With the addition of an DC to AC power inverter we are able to power rinse pumps and leaf blowers without fossil fuels. Good Stewards means SoftWash Systems will lead the way in development of AC and DC electrical equipment.
Lasts Four to Six Times Longer Than Pressure / Power Washing
Pressure/power washing merely gives mildew and bacteria a hair cut. Because pressure / power washing only blasts away at the surface algae, fungus, mold, bacteria and viruses can reemerge from deeper in the crevices of the surface. You may have noticed than when you use pressure / power washing equipment that each time you clean the following cleanings are needed sooner and sooner. SoftWash Systems equipment and chemicals treat mildew, bacteria and viruses like a pest not a stain, with a clean that lasts four to six times longer than pressure / power washing. Good Stewards means SoftWash Systems innovations bring longer lasting results with fewer cleanings.
Cleaner Surfaces Last Longer, Less Consumed – Less Wasted
Because soft washed surfaces suffer less destructive force as pressure/power washed surfaces the building materials last longer. Paint lasts longer, wood decks and fences last longer, stucco and EAFIS last longer. Longer lasting surfaces equal less in our landfills and a reduced need to replace materials prematurely. Good Stewards means reduced cleanings leads to reduced consumption.