The external walls of our commercial and industrial properties can take a battering from the wet and windy British weather, causing excess growth of algae and moss on these surfaces.
Choosing the wrong equipment or cleaning methods can lead to discoloration or even damage to the surface of the building render, leaving more of an eyesore than the actual growth which was being removed. Property owners and management companies are well advised to employ the services of a Cheltenham specialist render cleaning company
in order to ensure that damage and further staining is not incurred.
At APT-ICC we have invested considerable time and money in investigating the most efficient and effective way to remove algae and moss from a building facade in Cheltenham without causing damage to the render.
Algae is probably the most common problem when it comes to render cleaning. As well as ruining the building’s appearance, algae tends to grow within the pores of brickwork, leading to structural weaknesses which can become dangerous if left untreated.
Our research shows that using specialist cleaning products,such as our specially developed Algae Free product will help to kill of biological organisms such as algae and moss, ensuring that the underlying render is ready to be washed down. Click here to see a recent case study that had outstanding results.
If the building has been completed using a K-Rend finish then the amount of algae is likely to be far less as the silicone technology used in K-Rend has a high degree of water repellence, resulting in a drier finish which is more resistant to algae growth. However, a K-rend rendered surface will require more careful cleaning and we recommend using a low-power steam washing technique rather than a high power washer. This will not only clean down the surface but won’t result in any further damage to the appearance of your commercial or industrial property.
At APT-ICC, we have a proven track record in removing algae and moss from rendered surfaces in Cheltenham, treating the outside walls and then finally cleaning the building down with our specialist, low-pressure washers causing no further stains or marks. Click here to see a recent case study.