CLEANCORE UK IS THE SOFT WASHING COMPANY OF CHOICE THROUGHOUT NORTH YORKSHIRE Including York, Harrogate, Northallerton & Thirsk We work throughout Yorkshire to safely and efficiently soft wash your render, cladding, building and roofs
Soft washing is a way of cleaning surfaces without the need for pressure, this makes soft washing the go to method when cleaning delicate surfaces such as render or wood.
Pressure is still essential for many types of exterior cleaning situations, We often post treat our pressure washing jobs with a soft wash solution to make the results last upto four times longer.
Photo above shows example of recently treated/cleaned render
So what exactly is soft washing?
To soft wash something means to clean it using chemicals as opposed to pressure and we only use environmentally friendly, water based and bio degradable chemicals.
The chemicals that we use are designed to soften and emulsify dirt, they kill moss, mould, algae, lichens and mildew, bacteria, diseases and allergens. When It's been killed we can simply swill away the organic matter with garden hose pressure.
By treating the organic matter with our solutions we can guarantee a 99.9% kill rate on these contaminants.
So what exactly do we use?
Sodium hypochlorite with additives to suit specific materials.
Sodium hypochlorite biodagrades back into salt and water after it sanitises the surfaces then becomes inert.
Some people prefer water only cleaning over chemicals but chemicals are everywhere, everything in this world is chemical based even water, there is no such thing as a chemical free clean, water is hydrogen dioxide.
The biodegradable solutions that we use to emulsify the dirt and grime are done so in the same way that you use chemicals to wash the dishes. It's a tool that does the heavy lifting.
Yes we could just use water but it wouldn't kill the contaminants.
So why have we chosen sodium hypochlorite?
Any chemist will tell you that there is no better chemical for bleaching and sanitising in the world than sodium hypochlorite, it's chemically impossible due to its position on the periodic table. There's no other element or combination of anything that will clean, sanitise or bleach better than sodium hypochlorite.
But why is there a need to sanitise a surface such as a roof?
There are microscopic Microbes that you can't see, there are diseases and allergens growing on homes and buildings everywhere. People can contract legionairs disease from dirty buildings. There are certain species of mould that are hard to see which cause respiratory problems, there's mildew, mould, moss, lichens, bacteria and viruses and softwashing sanitises them all.
It kills the hiv virus and the hepatitis virus, it is used in hospitals, swimming pools and it's even added to drinking water to clean it.
Homes, buildings, schools and hospitals are not just dirty they are infested. The moss, mould algae and lichens are literally breeding upon the surface while breaking it down and consuming it.
If you don't kill what's on the surface it will just regrow from all the remaining spores, we can just wash it away with water and it will grow back in three to six months or we can treat it, kill it and sanitise it so it remains clean for up to four times longer.
If sodium hypochlorite can kill the organic growth that we don't want around our houses what about the organic growth that we do want like our trees, grass and flowers, Will it kill those?
Yes an untrained and uneducated company or individual who sprays sodium hypochlorite around your building will kill plants, grass and trees if they're careless and untrained.
... plants are chemically damaged in four ways;
•Caustic burns to the plants
•Sun burn from covering them up with plastics
•Salt exposure from the bleach and
•Killing off of the beneficial bacteria in the soil.
Here is why Cleancore UK operatives won't harm your trees, plant's or grass:
They always work in teams of two and use the 3 D's rule; Divert, dilute and decontaminate. They divert the downpipes on your gutters to collect and contain the run off when cleaning your roof. They pre-moisten the landscape before treating your buildings, while one is treating the other is rinsing the landscape then when they're done they decontaminate the sodium hypochlorite by neutralising the area with our specially designed plant solutions. This neutralises bleach residue completely and feeds the plants while prompting good, beneficial bacteria in the soil.
By using a trained and competent company like Cleancore UK you will eliminate the risk of unnecessary problems.
Discovering Soft Washing
Cleancore UK are the pioneering company who bought soft washing to the North of England.
After searching the world for the best soft washing education we found two companies to develop our soft washing skills and knowledge, the United States of America's 'Softwash Systems' and the United Kingdom's 'Purple Rhino'. Cleancore UK are proud to affiliate themselves with both companies and have build up an incredible working relationship with them.
Cleancore UK have worked closely with these two world renowned soft washing companies to develop this unprecedented service right here in the North of England.
Once fully trained Cleancore UK went onto working with Purple Rhino In York city centre where we simultaneously soft washed and doff steam-cleaned the Aviva Building.
Since then Cleancore UK have soft washed many buildings ranging from small bungalows to large apartment blocks.
There is an ever increasing demand for soft washing buildings here in the north of England due to its unique way of sanatising as it Cleans.
Every building that is lived in or worked in can be soft washed and Cleancore UK are waiting to soft wash yours.