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End of winter – Brick cleaning

If you are looking for marble cleaning London then you have landed at right place. As we are coming to the end of the cooler months, you can expect the weather to take their toll on the outside of your home, from frost and rain to moss and weed growth.

As most homes in the UK, are made from natural materials like shale and clay bricks made from the process called vitrification in the kiln which means its clay particles are fused together. This makes it an incredibly durable material. Furthermore it stays durable with little maintenance and its fire, wind and moisture protected.

However, little maintenance doesn’t mean no maintenance, and, from time to time, your natural brick will need some TLC, whether it’s inside or outside your property.

A great example, would be, the rain, which can leave water stains made up of calcium carbonate, so we use acid-based cleaner to remove it. Take note to, stay away from using muriatic acid, as it can bleach or stain many colours of brick and corrode aluminium window frames.

One way to clean your exterior brickwork is to use a hard bristle brush, with good old soap and water. This should remove quite a lot of dirt and grime and also any oily residues, be sure the bristles aren’t too harsh, and don’t scrub too vigorously. For very heavy soiling, an alkaline de-gresasant may also work.

However depends on the type of bricks, chemicals may permanently damage your brickwork and instead we suggest to use hot steam pressure washer.

The Marble Cleaning London

Pressure or jet washing removes more than just loosely sticking dirt, and it’s the only cleaning method that really works using water alone. Without that high pressure, water can’t break the siliceous bond with which dirt clings to the surface.

As most marble cleaning london and caring routine can be handled by yourself, by hiring a jet washing equipment and carrying out the task yourself, but if not done correctly, you risk of damaging the appearance of your exterior brickwork, which can lead to costly repairs, however using a professional expert for your brick cleaning and care you will be able to witness a massive difference to its durability and appearance as professional cleaners have the right equipment and the know-hows to remove dirt from the brickworks to retain its natural features and protect from damages.

Stone Proshine, offers professional brick cleaning and restoration in across London and various areas nationwide with professional high standards, high-tech equipments, professionally tested techniques and relevant cleaning & sealing products that suits the type of brick being worked on.

Use us for stone and marble cleaning in London with confidence – we’re certified to the ISO: 9001 standard for our care for the environment, are fully insured and our work has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Feel free to contact us for a FREE quotation!

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Six Top tips for Stone & Marble Floor cleaning

Nothing beats the class and sheer beauty of natural stone & marble floor. However, over time, particularly if there’s serious pedestrian traffic, stone’s surface will tarnish, so its beautiful natural finish end up looking dirty. Dirt and dust, if allowed to linger, are often abrasive.

But if you retain your real stone floor clean and well maintained, you’ll expect years of durability and visual attractiveness. Here are the some tips for your stone floor that you will be able to do simply and cheaply yourself…

    • Check the sealing protection on your flooring when it’s initially installed, and frequently thereafter. Some floors may have to be resealed atlas every few years.
    • Use a soft mop or a vacuum with a “Hard Floor” setting, not a rotating brush.
    • Weekly, mop with a detergent that’s specifically developed for stone – Check with manufacturer for recommended caring product
    • Try to keep dirt off the surface by placing mats on your entrance, and regularly vacuum and brush off dirt out of the mats. Also consider not wearing your outdoor shoes inside.
    • Try to clean off spills, immediately as if left for time, it will leave stain.
    • Do not use abrasive cleaning products that can scratch the stone’s surface or remove the shine. Take extra care, as cleaners based with lemon and vinegar, are acidic, and can damage the stone floor’s sealant, also wax can ruin natural stone flooring’s finish.

Whats the difference between doing it yourself and hiring a expert for cleaning stone floor and cleaning marble floor?

As most cleaning and caring routine can be handled by yourself, however using a professional expert for your stone floor cleaning or marble floor cleaning / polishing you will be able to witness a massive difference to its durability and appearance as professional stone and marble cleaners have the right equipment and the know-hows to remove dirt from the stone’s pores to retain its natural features and protect from damages.

Stone Proshine, offers professional stone floor cleaning and marble cleaning and restoration in across London and various areas nationwide with professional high standards, high-tech equipments, professionally tested techniques and relevant cleaning & sealing products that suits the type of flooring being worked on.

Use us for stone and marble cleaning in London with confidence – we’re certified to the ISO: 9001 standard for our care for the environment, are fully insured and our work has a 100% satisfaction guarantee. Feel free to contact us for a FREE quotation!

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