Brick exteriors give buildings a classic appeal that can't be beat. As with all surfaces, they need to be cleaned from time to time. Besides the normal dirt and grime, mineral deposits can also form on brick. Excess water can seep from the masonry joints, evaporate, and leave behind stains. A similar process can occur where water from sprinklers lands on the brick.
Whether it's for a home or business, keeping your brick exteriors clean should be part of your regular maintenance schedule. It's not always easy, as brick and mortar are porous, meaning contaminants seep into the surface. Nevertheless, it can be done. Continue reading to learn how to clean your brick exteriors.
The Vinegar Method
Add one cup of white distilled vinegar to a gallon of warm water. Dip a scrub brush into the solution and start cleaning the brick. This method works well for lime deposits, which are what hard water leaves behind.
The Muriatic Acid Method For Removing Efflorescence
Efflorescence is a white, flakey deposit often found on new brick and mortar. You can clean it off with a muriatic acid solution, but you must wear goggles and gloves. You should also put a plastic drop cloth over any nearby sensitive plants.
Mix one-part muriatic acid to one-part water. Or, if you've purchased a pre-made mix from the store, follow the instructions. Then set aside the mix and use plain water to wet the brick surface. Next, dip a brush in the cleaner and start scrubbing. Let the cleaner sit on the brick for one minute, then rinse it off with a garden hose.
The Professional Soft Washing Method
Another method that saves time and delivers quality results is pressure washing by the pros at Majestic Power Washing. No matter if your brick exterior is brand new or old and weathered, you'll be amazed at what a difference our expert cleaning can make. We use environmentally friendly cleaners and pressure settings tailored specifically to your materials. On top of it all is our world-class customer service.
Some of the services besides brick cleaning we offer include:
- Parking lot cleaning: Get your business's parking lot in pristine condition in time for opening: we clean asphalt blacktop, parking curbs, and more.
- Roof cleaning: Your shingles and tiles will look great after our roof cleaning. We also clean commercial flat roofs.
- Patio cleaning: Enjoy relaxing on a freshly washed patio. We can also pressure wash outdoor furniture for an all-around clean.
And much more. Got a dirty fence? Cleaning a long fence is a time-consuming job, so leave it to us instead. For experts who can do all of this in addition to cleaning your brick exteriors, call Majestic Power Washing today!
We Know How To Handle Mildew And Other Organic Growth
Mildew, fungus, and other organic growths can eat away at wood and other materials. This can lead to expensive repairs down the road, not to mention an unsightly surface. Eliminating organic growth requires more than just elbow grease, so call Majestic Power Washing. We're local pros who know how to handle the types of vegetation and other issues common to the Cleveland area. For more information, give us a call today!
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