Your essential guide to render cleaning
The outside of your house is the first thing you see when you get home, not to mention the building’s first impression on visitors, passers-by and even potential buyers. To ensure that first impression is a good one and you have a house to be proud of, it is important to keep the outside clean, fresh and inviting.
Regularly cleaning rendered walls is not something everyone might think of doing, but it is an essential part of building maintenance.
Cleaning your render also has the added bonus of prolonging its lifespan, maintaining a protective barrier between the brickwork of your house and the harsh elements.
However, if the idea of cleaning rendered walls is a new concept to you, we are here to explain the process and benefits of this often-neglected part of property maintenance.
Firstly, what is render?
Even if you don’t realise it, you will already be familiar with render. It is a very popular finish for houses in Southampton and the rest of the UK.
Basically, render is the finish or ‘skin’ on the external walls of a building. There are many kinds of render, but it is usually made from a mixture of cement, sand, lime and water. The render properties can be adjusted by including additives such as silicone or acrylic.
Much like when plastering, render is applied by building up a few coats which, when dry, then offer protection from the elements to the brickwork underneath.
Why is render cleaning essential?
Fresh, clean render makes a house look smart and can add value to your property. However, over time, render inevitably becomes dirty with a build-up of algae, moss, lichen and atmospheric dirt.
When this happens and a house becomes dirty, people often assume their property needs a full repaint when in reality the same results can be achieved by using less expensive render cleaning services.
Render cleaning is essential in order to:
- Restore pride in your home’s appearance
- Boost kerb appeal
- Delay the need for full repainting
- Prolong the life of your render
What is softwash render cleaning?
The obvious solution to dirty render may be to power wash the grime away. However, this can cause irreversible damage to your render and force water beneath the surface. This actually promotes organic re-growth, making your house look dirty again in next to no time!
A fantastic alternative is softwash render cleaning which gently removes:
- A range of bacterial growth
- Algae including green algae
- Atmospheric dirt e.g. pollution
Softwashing is environmentally friendly but highly effective at restoring your render to a beautifully clean finish.
Why use render cleaning services in Southampton?
For the best results possible, use professional render cleaning services for your property maintenance. Our experienced, Southampton based team will be able to assess what the dirt/build-up on your render consists of and how best to remove it.
At Coastline Facilities Support Services LTD, we are able to offer a range of gentle, effective render cleaning services in Southampton and the south of England. Our free initial assessment includes a patch test to see which method will be most effective.
We then use a combination of steam and/or biocidal to achieve great results with minimum disruption. If needed, our range of chemical treatments are environmentally friendly but highly effective.
By using a professional render cleaning service, you are assured the best results with minimum risk of damage to your property. Our knowledgeable team put their years of experience and know-how into restoring your render to its former state, boosting kerb appeal and prolonging the life of the render itself.
Get in touch
If you would like to find out more about Coastline’s render cleaning services or arrange a free consultation, get in touch. We will be happy to discuss our services, offer advice or get your property booked in.
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