Regular brickwork cleaning is essential to keep the work and surroundings clean. Although brickwork cleaning can be quite a messy process, it is important to ensure that all aspects are covered to avoid further contamination and damage. A professional team will be able to provide advice on the best methods for maintaining your work area and reducing the risk of any injuries occurring. For more information you can contact your local supplier or contractor who will be able to offer useful guidance and information to help you maintain your work environment.
As people are becoming more environmentally conscious, there has been an increase in people wanting to use less harmful chemicals when cleaning their property. This means using natural and organic products instead of harsh chemicals and disinfectants. As such, it is important to make sure that any old, neglected or infected bricks or mortar are properly removed so that they do not cause any further problems and create additional work for masons. One of the most common ways that old, infected bricks and mortar are removed from buildings is through high pressure cleaning.
High-pressure water washing machines are able to effectively clean most types of bricks and mortar, but they must be correctly maintained in order to ensure that they are able to remain bacteria free and also prevent them from causing new problems. Two different types of equipment are available, the first uses water spray and the second use low pressure washing. Both methods are effective at removing contaminants but the method which uses water spray is considered to be more efficient due to the larger areas that can be cleaned. Low pressure washing methods can also remove smaller contaminants but use larger areas to achieve this.
High Pressure Cleaning Types
There are two main types of high pressure washing machines. The first uses a truck mounted unit and pumps high volumes of water at high pressure into the brickwork surface. This method requires a larger area to be washed, so if your property does not have a large amount of flat surfaces or bricks then this may not be an ideal solution. In fact this type of high pressure washing machine can actually damage your property and restrict your freedom of movement, if it is not done properly. Professionals are able to do this safely and effectively.
Another option is to carry out the brickwork cleaning using low pressure washing equipment. This method uses a rotary brush which agitates the water in a spray. This method is suitable for removing small and fine contaminates as well as reducing the amount of time taken to effectively clean the surface.
If you are unable to get your property to have a professional cleaning done using high pressure washing methods then there is no need to panic. You can still achieve excellent results using low pressure washing techniques. By using water spray and a roller or brush you can make small cuts around the surface of the bricks which will remove any loose particles and dirt. This technique can also be used to remove mottles from the mortar joints. This is a useful way of getting rid of the age of the wall surface and therefore improving its appearance.
To use the low pressure washing solution, it is best to start by spraying the surface with a high pressure hose in order to loosen any grout or mortar between the bricks. Then after this have a bucket or pan ready next to you to pour the water washing solution into. You then take the brush and slowly work it over the bricks, applying the solution to each individual area until the surface is thoroughly cleaned. It is essential to be patient when carrying out this process, as it can take quite some time to get the desired result.
Brickwork is an important part of a property and many times can become neglected so it is vital to have regular brickwork cleaning done to prevent it from becoming damaged. Regular cleanings ensure that it is free from any loose mortar or grout. It also helps to prolong the lifespan of the brickwork and minimises the risk of it decaying. Another advantage to regular cleaning is that by doing this you ensure that the colour stays bright and does not fade due to exposure to the elements.