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Is you Aluminium/Wood Cladding dirty, faded or covered in algae? If it is look no further as we offer the full cleaning/restoration package!
How To Clean Aluminium Cladding?
Aluminium Cladding is usually covered is some sort of paint, which means you have to be very careful when cleaning with pressure. If its just dirt and grime that is on the cladding the best method is Soft Washing. Soft Washing is basically using chemicals to clean a surface. For dirt and grime a NON-Caustic soap is usual best. With out specialist equipment we can usual perform the clean from ground level.
If its covered in Algae the same principal as above applies but a Biocide must be applied to kill off the spores, otherwise you will just spread the algae to other areas! Great care must be taken when using any Biocide as it can easily damage other surfaces or worse, your health. If your health and safety prohibits using chemicals, our specialist machines can produce water at very high temperatures to kill off the algae without the use of hazardous chemicals.
If your Aluminium Cladding is faded, this is called oxidation. The cladding much be cleaned of all dirt then machine polished back to a bright shine, then a protective wax layer must be applied, to prolong its life.
How To Clean Wooden Cladding?
Wooden Cladding looks great for the first year but it soon begins to fade. With our British weather the protective coating soon fades away. So the Cladding must be properly cleaned and striped before another protective coat is applied.
As with any wood, care must be taken when cleaning with pressure, you must let the chemicals do the work.
We first clean the wood to get rid of any dirt and mold, with a PH neutral soap and biocide. Then we strip any old finish using an alkaline solution, which also cleans the wood again. The alkaline solution must be neutralised, we do this by applying a carefully measured amount of an acid solution, this brings the wood PH level to 7 and opens the wood pours.
Once the wood is dry (ideally below 15% moisture), we then apply a finish, we recommend an oil based product.
Great care must be taken in this process as furring can occur (the wood fibres lifting up) which will greatly reduce the woods life.
JOB Jetting offers an extensive cleaning service for cladding, so if you have any queries please do not hesitate to get in touch.
We cover aluminium cladding - wood cladding cleaning in Edinburgh, Carlisle, Newcastle, Scottish Borders and surrounding areas. Nationwide for larger jobs.
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