SOFTWASHING

Polyshield Softwashing are experts in the removal of both organic and man-made stains from external surfaces. We provide your property with the maximum level of cleanliness and curb appeal. We will remove fungi, moss, red and green algae, bacteria, lichen, pollen, mould and all other forms of embedded growth on all exterior surfaces without the damage of a high-pressure unit. Polyshield take a scientific approach to cleaning while only using quality, eco-friendly products which have been selected for each individual property.

We have studied the science behind building and material maintenance and can therefore, identify the exact root causes of growth and discolouration. We kill the spores, without damaging the property or harming the environment, by applying our understanding with the latest cleaning technology. We use a custom-made softwashing system to clean and rinse at minimal pressures. Our formulas, when used through these systems, deliver amazing results. To protect and sustain, we only use biodegradable softwash products that are totally Ph neutral and unaffected by either hard or mineralised water. This ensures that a softwash from us can keep surfaces clean for three times longer than old fashioned cleaning methods.  

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Render Cleaning Service

Render is used widely across the UK but the manufacturers recommends that it needs sprucing up from time to time. Polyshield specialize in render cleaning and offer designated render cleaning services for all types of render. If not cleaned regularly, the colour of render will appear to fade. This is because render is likely to become infected with algae, mosses, and lichens that stain and ruin the appearance of a home or commercial building. Many people simply do not know an effective way to remove the stains. Fortunately, Softwashing is a safe and eco friendly way of removing organic matter and atmospheric pollution from exterior render. Weather and pollution can also lead to staining and discolouration. At Polyshield we use our low pressure unit to gently clean render surfaces. If render is subjected to a high pressure wash it can cause long term damage, while softwashing will not harm the buildings exterior. A Softwash will return any render surface cleaned to its natural state, looking freshly painted, thus increasing the buildings kerb appeal and value. We restore these surfaces to as new conditions safely from the ground in most cases. In fact we can restore any rendered surface including painted render and all pebble & spa dashed finishes.

It is also very likely that your render will look worse on the north and east sides of the building, where there is less natural sunshine. Having studied the science behind building maintenance, we know that most common atmospheric infections leave majority of render surfaces with widespread green staining. This can be particularly found on buildings in close proximity to water, as humidity feeds building infections, and the cross contamination caused by spores from nearby trees or other large foliage is a helping factor in this. Left untreated, these stains look tremendously unsightly, and they can detract from the appearance of a home or business. The warmer, more humid weather in the UK means that atmospheric growths are thriving, and are growing on render finished facades harder and faster than ever. Trying to remove these organic growths can prove problematic. High pressure washing can cause real damage, and if incorrectly removed the problem will return a lot quicker. With our softwash treatments, we apply softwash products, to both clean the building and eliminate the infection. This ensures the building looks great after cleaning.

The staining and discolouration of render leads many to think that full re-painting is the solution. This is expensive and completely unnecessary. Red stains and green algae on render can be cleaned entirely and when it is clean, render keeps its colour! Cleaning render is the recommended and the most cost effective way to maintain K-Rend surfaces. Until recently however high pressure cleaning was the only option available. Whether using hot or cold water under high pressure, the aggressive technology blasts moisture beneath render’s surface, which means organic growths return shortly after cleaning.

Our low pressure tank system cleanses and replenishes render, restoring it to its natural finish and colour for years to come, without causing damage. The newly painted look of a clean render that has been softwashed typically lasts for longer than render cleaned by old fashioned methods.

Whether you are looking for a K-Rend algae clean, or other render cleaning services, we are ableto help. To discuss our render cleaning services please contact Polyshield today.

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