Facade & Siding Cleaning in Des Moines, IA
Power Washing Facade and Siding
We have experience customizing our detergents and processes for all types of building structures including brick, EIFS, stucco, limestone, vinyl siding, steel siding and paneling, glass, pre-cast and others.
The Soft-Washing Advantage to Power Washing Facade
For most substrates we are able to use our soft-wash approach to cleaning. This involves the application of a detergent blend under very
low pressure to one section of the building at a time. While allowing the detergent time to emulsify the soiling, we scrub any stubborn areas with a soft brush. Finally a high volume/low-pressure rinse washes away the grime. We have found this approach not only provides better results than traditional high-pressure cleaning, but greatly reduces risk of damage.
Oxidized Metal Cleaning
Direct sunlight tends to break down paint pigments on all types of metal buildings, causing the surface to become chalky. This degradation, combined with the effects of moisture and surface pollutants is known as oxidization. It can be especially prevalent on the south sides of buildings due to the direct sunlight. The use of high pressure cleaning, even with hot water, tends to offer uneven results, at times leaving the surface more unsightly than before cleaning. We have developed a unique process to remove oxidation and evenly restore the appearance of metal buildings. While this restoration is the critical preparation step prior to re-painting the surface, many of our customers have found that our restoration is effective enough to avoid re-painting altogether.
If you are managing a historical property with sensitive brick, stone, metal or other materials we would love to discuss our restoration solutions with you. We have safely cleaned off organic soiling (mildew and lichen), mineral deposits (such as carbon fall out from near by coal plants) and leaching minerals (such as efflorescence and calcite) with our customized approaches to building care.
New Construction Power Washing Cleaning
If you are a general contractor or masonry company needing acid washing of brick, block or stone, or power rinsing of concrete flatwork, please contact us today to arrange a site visit and bid.