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Cladding Cleaning

Cleaning cladding with softwashing rather than pressure washing means a better, more permanent clean. Popular in the US, and now available here too.

Cladding is the weatherproof surface used to protect the structural framework of the building. It can come in many materials - wood and laminate finishes are increasingly popular, while traditional cladding surfaces come finished in concrete, plastic (uPVC), aluminium, composite, stainless steel or even glass. Depending on the type of substrate and the nature of the contamination different technical cleaning options may be appropriate to clean and restore cladding. It can deteriorate in several ways - including contamination by organic growth, oxidisation, or atmospheric pollutants. Sometimes DDAC biocides are appropriate for treating wood cladding - as they can eliminate the staining caused by organic growth and help preserve the wood. High quality traffic film removers and degreasers are often used to clean cladding alongside a low pressure cold or hot wash system. Even after cleaning, cladding often requires restoration. Depending on the substrate, and its condition, a wide range of restorative specialist surfactants or creams may be applied, using the magic sponge system to remove oxidisation or hard water staining. Softwashing UK appraises and surveys every project on its merits, and will clean and restore all manner of cladding to optimum condition, to ensure your property maintains its appearance and its value.

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At Softwashing UK, we take all necessary precautions to keep costs down- and the benefits of cleaning to the max. Our low pressure technology, when combined with our products to clean and remove staining, means we can often use water fed poles to reach up onto a building and clean it from ground level.  We can clean up to 60 feet before needing to erect scaffold platforms and fire up the cherry picker. This can avoid the the cost implications of working at height entirely, though all our operatives are trained, qualified, and insured should we need to work higher. When tackling cladding cleaning we avoid strong alkali solutions which can lead to surface deterioration, and opt instead for clement products or traditional biocides, but the exact mix all depends on the job at hand. Wood finish and laminate cladding is now immensely popular. We carefully analyse wooden cladding surfaces before cleaning to see if varnish, paint, or other parts of the surface are cracked, as this may let humidity enter under the surface causing troubles later on, as damp will permeate out causing stains. We offer total cleaning of cladding surfaces, thorough and in depth, to remove algae, moss, mould and organic growth and staining of all types. All of our solutions are 100% biodegradable, and kind to the environment.  

In general a high pressure wash may be effective, if risky, for some types of cladding, and a too violent for wood finishes. The risks associated with working at height, with a high pressure technology, tends to make high pressure washing a far less attractive an option financially too.  When cleaning cladding Softwashing will kill and remove stains and the root cause of biological infection, and the results will usually last longer than high pressure washing.

To discuss cladding cleaning contact us today.

 

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