A facade is such a noble covering of a house that needs maintenance to keep it looking beautiful. It is also the first thing you notice when you walk past a building. That’s why it’s important to take care of the facade and wash it every now and then. What should you know before you start washing the facade? And how exactly do you wash it?
What causes pollution?
There’s no definite rule for how often you should clean your facade. It depends on several influencing factors. These include:
- The house is located in close proximity to busy roads or industrial zones.
- The rougher the facade, the more it will trap dust and other debris. Dirt does not stick to a smooth façade as much.
- If the house is damp, you need to choose a ventilated façade, otherwise it will start to become covered in algae.
You can tell when a house needs to be washed on the outside by its appearance. On a busy street, the facade will want cleaning a little more often than in a quiet development.
How to clean a facade
If you notice only minor dirt, use a cleaning agent and some brush to clean it. For larger soiled areas, it won’t be a bad idea to get or even borrow a pressure washer from a company. A pressure washer will help remove stains not only where you can’t reach, but also where you have less access. If you have dust on your house, only water will be enough to wash it. On the other hand, if the dirt is deeper in nature, place detergent in the pressure washer. Start cleaning at the top and work your way down. The worst case scenario occurs as soon as you find green stains – lichens, mosses or mould – appearing on the facade. In this case, you need to buy a special algae chemical, apply it to the house, leave it on and then rinse it off. And if the dirt is too high, scaffolding, a lifting platform or professionals will help to deal with these places with ease and in the best way.