Oxalic Acid can be Corrosive to Structural Metal Decking Hardware Too!

“Oxalic acid” based products, known as “deck brighteners”, commonly recommended by composite manufacturers to “remove rust” and/or “tannin stains”, in addition to “mold and mildew”, should ring a bell? They have chosen to recommend this acid based chemical even though at least one chemical manufacturer of an oxalic acid-based product states on its label directions “states DO…

Cleaning Chemical Product Price Comparisons

What TWO (2) of the LARGEST Composite Brands Have Recommend For Cleaning… Composite manufacturer brand #1 cleaning chemical recommends as of 8.20.2018…   Under this composite manufacturer “Composite Deck Care & Cleaning Guide” instructions for their newer PVC capped with recycled plastic & wood core composites, they recommend to use “soapy water” under “Dirt and…

Why Do Composite Manufacturers Recommend Multiple Cleaning Chemicals?

Why do you think composite manufacturers recommend multiple perceived inexpensive cleaning chemicals, which ultimately cost more money? Could it be the routine financial kickbacks, for recommending multiple, perceived inexpensive, but ultimately more profitable cleaning chemicals, especially those that are sodium hypochlorite based & scientifically unproven for mold, generally resulting in its rapid return, & the…

Corrosive to structural metal cleaning chemicals is currently the #1 SAFETY issue facing composite owners!

  There’s likely good reason USP® Connectors has disclosed the “causes of external attack by chemicals like chlorine bleach” & Simpson® Strong-Tie has disclosed the “corrosion risks” of “cleaning chemicals”! These are the two largest structural metal decking hardware manufacturers & commonly recommended in composite manufacturer “Installation Guides” and/or used in the construction of all decks! It…

So Why Choose CORTE-CLEAN®?

Corte*Clean® is Simply the Most Effective & Powerful PROVEN Composite Deck Cleaner. Enjoy your Deck for Years to Come while generally spending less to keep it clean.   Corte-Clean® is a single composite owner & manufacturer proven product, for well over a decade, designed to only clean composites, made from wood & any plastic, of…

The Wood in Composites

Composite manufacturers commonly use recycled wood in their products, as this is what makes them composites, and not solid plastic. Most use hardwoods, such as “oak”, “maple”, etc., which are notorious for supporting common mold growth due to the structural cellulose being denser with tannin’s. Composite manufacturers didn’t generally clean the recycled wood fibers of tannin’s,…

The Chlorine Bleach Scam

Corte-Clean® does NOT contain sodium hypochlorite, the active biocide in Chlorine Bleach, which is the #1 problem in the composite decking industry unless one generally wishes for mold stains to be exacerbated, mold stains to rapidly return & cause unsafe corrosion to structural metal decking hardware! Beware of the Chlorine Bleach Scam, it can Destroy…