We started with the goal of creating a cleaner that actually worked for cleaning composites. We had previously used common brand name deck cleaners, other cleaners, chlorine bleach and home remedies we found on the internet or that were recommended by composite manufacturers (thank god we did not poison ourselves) with little if any success in an attempt to resolve mold staining and other common staining issues. They did not get the composites clean. We found that most cleaners only made mold staining and other common staining issues worse, especially when repeatedly used!
A Better Solution
There had to be a better solution. We then spent the next few years traveling around the United States, cleaning composite decks with different formulations, that were developed by several reputable chemical engineers with over 40 years of designing and manufacturing cleaning chemicals (one who actually owns a TREX® deck) that biologically/chemically/scientifically understood the many problems sodium hypochlorite, oxalic acid and phosphate based products cause, in an attempt to resolve claims related to cleaning issues for a major composite manufacturer, when their customers could not get their composites clean, especially after repeatedly using sodium hypochlorite to clean mold, until it no longer bleached common black mold from composites.
The Birth of Corte*Clean
Eventually, we developed a proprietary, eco-responsible and non-corrosive to structural metal cleaner that safely resolved most common composite staining issues, especially those caused by black mold! When composite owners started contacting us and asking “where can we purchase your cleaner”, we formed Corte L.L.C. and named our cleaner Corte*Clean®, after the town of Corte Madera, California and began selling it. We would like to thank all the people & companies that have supported & encouraged our efforts and helped us to prove our product for safely, routinely, cleaning composites of all common staining issues.
Our mission is to continue spreading the word about Corte*Clean to new and old composite deck owners. We also plan on extending our product line with Eco-Responsible cleaners for new markets and industries.