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Why You Should Seal Your Concrete Driveway or Patio

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Reasons To Seal Concrete Driveways & Patios Gleam Team Cleaning Services – 07581 681994     If you have a newly installed concrete driveway or patio or an existing one it is important to protect your investment by applying a good quality concrete sealer. Doing so has many advantages and benefits including: prolongs the life of drive or patio enhances colour and appearance protects against oil and petrol leaks protects against staining from food and drink spillages prevents water penetration protects against cracks prevents efflorescence prevents UV fading   Water […]

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Safe Cleaning of Building Exteriors

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How to Safely Clean House & Building Exteriors Using Softwashing Gleam Team Cleaning Services – 07581 681994     We have a great deal of experience in cleaning house and building exteriors and all types of surface including: UPVC & wooden cladding stone stucco K Rend, Weber Rend & monocouche render cleaning brick walls painted surfaces We understand the importance of cleaning buildings safely and achieving fantastic results without damaging the relevant masonry type. There are also legal considerations that cleaning contractors need to know and take into account. Although […]

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Jan, 2019

Pressure Washing vs Soft Washing

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  What is The Difference Between Pressure Washing and Soft Washing Gleam Team Cleaning Services – 07581 681994   We are an exterior cleaning company in Kent and also operate in London, Surrey and the south east. We are outdoor cleaning specialists and combine both high pressure power washing with low pressure chemical soft wash, depending on what is the most appropriate for a particular surface. We have been providing external cleaning services in Maidstone, Medway, Tonbridge and throughout Kent and London for the last 10 years and were one […]

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Biocide Soft Washing

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  Gleam Team Cleaning Services & Garden Maintenance – 07581 681994 / 0800 999 5363 Biocide for Exterior Cleaning & Soft Washing Gleam Team are based in Maidstone and provide exterior cleaning and soft washing services throughout Kent and London. Combining low pressure soft washing and high pressure power washing we are able to clean all exterior areas including patio and driveway cleaning, roof cleaning, extterior house and building cleaning and decking cleaning and maintenance. What is Biocide? Biocide contains DDAC (Didecyldimethylammonium chloride) which is the active ingredient that provides most of […]

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Soft Washing

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What is Soft Washing? SoftWashing Services in Kent & London Gleam Team Cleaning Services & Garden Maintenance – 07581 681994 / 0800 999 5363 Gleam Team Cleaning Services are based in Maidstone and provide exterior cleaning services, including soft washing, throughout Kent, London and the south east region. This post from our blog discusses softwashing, what it is and exterior surfaces suitable for soft wash cleaning.     Soft Washing is defined in Wikipedia as ‘ Soft washing is a cleaning method using low pressure and specialized solutions (typically bleach, […]

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Types of Paving Sealer

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Types of Paving Sealer Choices of paving sealant for driveways, patios and block paving Gleam Team Cleaning Services & Garden Maintenance – 07581 681994 / 0800 999 5363   Paving sealers provide a protective barrier across the surface and can be applied to almost any type of paving including Indian Sandstone, limestone, concrete slabs, pattern imprinted concrete and block paving. Depending on the type and quality of the sealant they can ease the removal of oil protect against BBQ fats, food and drink spillages inhibit weed growth inhibit lichen and […]

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What is Efflorescence and Ways To Remove It

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Efflorescence in Block Paving, Brick walls and Stone What causes it and what can you do about it? Gleam Team Cleaning Services Blog – 07581 681994 / 0800 999 5363   Efflorescence is a white crystalline salt deposit that appears on brick walls, block paving, Indian Sandstone patios and other natural stone. The actual word ‘efflorescence’ is derived from a French word meaning ‘flower out’ and for this reason the appearance of efflorescence is sometimes referred to as ‘bloom’. The salts appear on the surface as a powdery, white substance […]

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Apr, 2016

Conservatory Cleaning & Maintenance Tips

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Gleam Team Cleaning Services & Garden Maintenance 07581 681994 / 0800 999 5363 Gleam Team Conservatory Cleaning & Maintenance Tips Conservatories continue to grow in popularity in the UK as they can be a wonderful addition to the home adding value and additional space the whole family can enjoy. If properly maintained they last many years without losing their aesthetic appeal. Wood or uPVC? Conservatories are made of wood or uPVC with wooden frames generally being more expensive and coming in a variety of woods such as mahogany,oak,cedar and pine. […]

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Apr, 2016

Gleam Team Lawn Care & Garden Maintenance Advice For April

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Gleam Team Cleaning Services & Garden Maintenance 07581 681994 / 0800 999 5363 Contact Us Lawn Care,Planting & General Garden Maintenance Tips and Advice For April Spring is finally here and temperatures are beginning to rise. The sun is shining,daffodils blooming and the days are getting longer, and now is the time to start thinking about preparing your lawn for summer and giving the grass its first cut of the year. In Maidstone , Kent , also known as The Garden of England , average monthly temperatures for April are […]

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Mar, 2016

What Is Block Paving Sand?

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Gleam Team – Kent’s Block Paving Cleaning,Sanding & Sealing Specialists Call 07581 681994 / 0800 999 5363 or email using Contact Us Block Paving Sand Gleam Team are the best value for money block paving,patio and driveway cleaners in Maidstone with cleaning prices from £2.50 per square metre and cleaning,sanding and sealing block paving from only £3.50 per square metre. The 2-5mm gaps between individual blocks are known as joints and they are filled using a specially selected sand called Kiln Dried Block Paving Sand. This creates frictional interlock which […]

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