Exterior House Cleaning, Wall Cleaning, Soft Washing, Building Cleaning, Brick, Render, Stucco, Stone & Facade Cleaning in Kent & London
Comprehensive exterior house & commercial building cleaning for all types of masonry and substrate including cladding, UPVC, timber, vinyl siding & K rend cleaning in Kent & south east
Gleam Team Cleaning Services – 07581 681994
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Gleam Team are a professional exterior cleaning company based in Maidstone and operating across Kent, London and the south east.
We offer a comprehensive range of building cleaning services for exterior house washing, commercial premises and all types of masonry and substrate.
We clean walls and buildings using low pressure softwashing as this cleans at very low pressure to protect the surface and minimise the amount of water used to prevent water saturation. It is suitable for:
- brick cleaning
- coloured render & K rend cleaning
- stucco cleaning
- stone cleaning including limestone & sandstone
- UPVC, vinyl & timber cladding cleaning
- masonry cleaning
Causes of staining on brick, render, stone & other masonry
Primary reasons for the deposit of dirt, contaminants and other staining on homes and buildings are atmospheric pollutants, acid rain, traffic pollution and organic growth such as red, green or black algae, mould, mildew, moss and lichen.
Urban environments are particularly prone to carbon and pollution from vehicles and local industry containing sulphur dioxide. This reacts with water to create sulphuric acid, commonly known as acid rain, leading to gypsum and black staining on buildings.
Metallic & Rust Stains are orange, red or brown and result from metal embedded in the surface such as steel fixings, nails, screws and brackets. or from waterborne run-off from metal found in cladding and flashings. Minerals naturally present within a substrate can also be another source of staining. When they react with an inappropriate acidic chemical cleaner it can cause severe metal and rust staining. Inexperienced amateurs will do much more harm than good.
This is another reason for choosing Gleam Team Cleaning Services for exterior house cleaning in Kent, London and south east.
Our professional house washing cleans, restores and removes the following types of staining:
- red, black & green algae
- mould, mildew, moss, black & white lichen spots
- dirt, bird droppings, traffic pollution
- other airborne & waterborne pollutants
- metallic & rust stains
- hard water, calcium & limescale stains
How we clean building & house exteriors, brick walls, render, stone, cladding and other surfaces in Kent & London
The primary cause of masonry decay is excessive moisture.
It is vital that you use an experienced, knowledgeable building cleaner who understands how to clean the external areas of your home or business properly and safely, and in accordance with the Code of Practice for Cleaning and Surface Repair of Buildings which came into affect in 2000.
Many factors can influence the outcome and success of facade cleaning and inappropriate cleaning methods can lead to longer term problems not immediately apparent.
Homes, buildings and walls should always be cleaned using the most gentle method and with the least amount of water possible. For this reason we do NOT clean masonry with high power pressure washing. This is the preserve of inexperienced exterior cleaning companies who don’t know, or just don’t care, about the risks involved for recognised best practice.
Softwash wall cleaning services in Kent and London
Soft washing is suitable for cleaning brick walls, render, K rend, stucco, limestone, sandstone, cladding and all external areas of homes and businesses.
High pressure water is likely to damage bricks, mortar, render and other building facade’s as well as saturating the area and causing water to penetrate through to the substrate. When water is trapped within a building it is subject to thaw/ freeze expansion and creates soluble salts that are damaging to structures and can result in efflorescence appearing at the surface.
When combined with specialist cleaning products designed for powerful but effective external cleaning it produces fantastic results without damaging the building.
We only use approved products authorised by the UK Health and Safety Executive. They are biodegradeable and safe for you, your family, pets and the environment.
Why Soft Washing Is Safer For Cleaning Building & House Exterior Surfaces
Professional exterior cleaners know the dangers associated with blasting some building materials with water at high pressure. It can destroy or damge mortar, bricks, masonry and layered surfaces such as Indian Sandstone.
Efflorescence is the appearance of white staining on cement based building materials such as bricks and paving.
It is a naturally occurring process caused by water mixing with the cement and causing soluble salts to rise to the surface of the building material. It is often found on brick walls and block paving and although harmless it does affect the appearance.
Pressure washing can easily penetrate porous surfaces and dislodge mortar, allowing water to enter the structure and result in heavy efflorescence staining and large white salt patches covering a brick wall or other surface.
It can appear in as little as 24 hours and is very frustrating for home and business owners. It should, with natural weathering, disappear over time but we believe it should be avoided in the first place with safe, appropriate cleaning methods.
Our cladding cleaning, soft wash and exterior house cleaning, building cleaning and render cleaning is available throughout Kent and London including the following areas: Maidstone, Medway, Chatham, Gillingham, Rochester, Tonbridge, Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Ashford, Canterbury, Folkestone, Whitstable, Sittingbourne, Gravesend, Dartford, Swanley, Orpington, Bexleyheath, Bromley, London and Surrey.
Please call us on 07581 681994 or email using Contact us for further information or to arrange a free no obligation quote.