SoftWash Platoon's Pledge to the Environment.
SoftWash Platoon isn't a new "GREEN" company. We have always had a strong commitment to being more than green. Our company has a core of 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 Platoon 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 SoftWash Platoon 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 Platoon has developed technology around this Good Stewards pledge. Here are a few of the technology advancements that make SoftWash Platoon unique in the cleaning industry.
Soft Washing Over Pressure / Power Washing;
Soft washing as a cleaning technique has many benefits that are more environmentally responsible over pressure washing. Water Conservation, power washers use from 3 to 8 gallons of water per minute (gpm). What this means is while a pressure 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 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 to be rinsed after cleaning even further reducing the need for water during the cleaning. Good Stewards means SoftWash Platoon uses 1/3 the water of pressure washing.
Biodegradable Cleaning Solutions;
SoftWash Platoon exclusively uses SoftWash Platoon 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 Platoon 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, SoftWash Platoon 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 Platoon 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 Platoon have a desire to limit the consumption of fossil fuels for three basic reasons.
1. To limit our nation's 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 Platoon is open to using fuel oil alternatives.
A synopsis of SoftWashing compared to Pressure Washing;
Pressure washing merely gives mildew and bacteria a haircut. Because pressure 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 washing equipment the following cleanings are needed sooner and sooner. SoftWash Platoon 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 washing. Good Stewards means SoftWash Platoon innovations bring longer lasting results with fewer cleanings.
Cleaner Surfaces Last Longer, consume less water and because soft washed surfaces suffer less destructive force as pressure washed surfaces, the building materials last longer, paint lasts longer, wood decks and fences last longer, stucco lasts longer. Longer lasting surfaces equal less in our landfills and a reduced need to replace materials prematurely. Good Stewards means reduced cleanings that leads to reduced consumption.
If you like what you see here or have any questions, please give us a call at 610-494-8490 and anyone on our team will be more than glad to answer any questions, problems or concerns you have.
The Team at SoftWash Platoon