Algae on render

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Algae on render

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Algae on render ..what causes it and what can you do?

As a task which takes time, effort and experience, render cleaning can often be overlooked when we are completing the general maintenance of our homes or business residence. Depending on the size of the building and the extent of the eyesores and growths found on the render, the job of render cleaning can potentially require many hours of work and the use of specialised equipment. On top of this, the choosing of an inappropriate method of cleaning can lead to discolouration or even damage to the surface of the k-rend render, sometimes leaving more of an eyesore than the growth which was being removed. This has led many home owners and businesses to recruit the help of specialist render cleaning companies like Cleaning Service UK, who offer an effective cleaning service with an affordable price tag.

So, exactly what happens to our render, and why will it need cleaning from time to time?

As our main defence from the elements, it is not uncommon for our walls to take a battering from Mother Nature – especially during the wet and windy winter months. This can cause discolouration and corrosion, but also allows moisture to cling to the render. Should this happen, any organic matter which is introduced can rapidly begin growing. This causes unsightly green patches across our building fascia’s and render, usually consisting of algae and lichen.

Companies like Cleaning Service UK spend considerable time and money researching the science behind render cleaning, in an attempt to understand the ways which biological organisms accumulate and grow on render surfaces, and the most effective processes for removing them without damaging the underlying render.

Algae is one of the most common eyesores to tackle during render cleaning, as a microbe which can grow in tough conditions yet produces a brightly coloured eyesore. As well as ruining the aesthetic appearance of our homes and commercial properties, algae can grow within the pores of brickwork, leading to structural weaknesses which can become dangerous if left unattended for too long.

As well as algae and moss, fungi will typically be found on render. The most common species release acids and pigments which corrode and discolour render and brickwork, reproducing even on very acidic and dehydrated render surfaces. This can quickly lead to a less than pleasing building exterior, affecting our pride in a residential setting, or our appearance of professionalism in the workplace.

Companies like Cleaning Service UK have years of experience in the treatment of such eyesores, using biocidal agents to kill off biological organisms before selecting the correct method of washing to remove the organic matter without damaging the underlying render. Once your render is as good as new, a protective coating can be applied to provide additional protection for years to come. A protective coating will prevent the accumulation and reproduction of many organic eyesores, while also providing protection against corrosion from the elements.

Is your home or business premises suffering from eyesores like algae, fungi and moss? Could you benefit from a specialised, effective render cleaning service like that offered by Cleaning Service UK?

Call us on 08000 933267 for free advice.

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