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Wall Cleaning | the Complete Guide 

wall cleaning your FREE guide, you will find out how to clean walls in a safe way using the correct products that will make your wall cleaning much easier and effective. These techniques will give you longer lasting cleaner results.Walls come in many different shapes, sizes and structures. Wall cleaning is now required due to our warmer climate and moister in our atmosphere which means more growth on our surfaces. Growth which appears as dirt is not dirt, its an infestation if mould, moss, algae and fungus growing on the surface of your walls. Simply pressure washing won’t help the situation in fact it will make it worse.Walls can be made up of many different materials such as and not exhaustive of

  • Brick
  • Natural Stone
  • Render
  • Glazing
  • Upvc (Cladding)
  • Metal (Cladding)
  • Concrete
  • Timber
  • Steel

These surfaces can be made up of a mixture of above these materials, knowing how to get these wall clean is essential to stop further growth occurring and keeping your walls maintained to a high level all year round.

By having a wall cleaning maintained each year will keep these growth at bay and prevent your structure from being damaged by these unwanted micro-organisms that cause so much damage without you even realising it

Al and Tom did an excellent job on our new house - cleaning the windows, conservatory roof and garage roof. The difference is astounding, my husband feels they really went above and beyond and we both agree they did a quality job. Would not hesitate to recommend and we will certainly call upon their services again.
Marie Kershaw
Marie Kershaw
19:39 29 May 20
Tom from Skyline Softwash recently came to clean all my Windows and did a great job. Professional and good value. Will be using this company again.
Annabelle S
Annabelle S
07:54 29 May 20
Al and the team cleaned the UPVC cladding, windows, paths and brick walls at a block of flats I look after. It now looks like a different building! It was booked in and completed quickly without any fuss and without any complaints from the residents of the 12 flats within the building. I would definitely use them again.
Paul James
Paul James
07:27 27 May 20
Really glad I made the investment to clean the whole house, the k rend was over 10 years old and it now looks almost new. I would highly recommend Skyline SoftWash, very friendly and professional.
Chris Bradford
Chris Bradford
12:47 07 May 20
Al, Dan and the team at SkyLine SoftWash are fantastic. They're so helpful and their services are excellent. Such great value, too. Highly recommended and definitely ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Alex softwashed our roof and doff cleaned some wall today, and he has transformed the look of our house in a matter of hours. A thorough and diligent job, and quick/clear communications. Many thanks...
Mike
Mike
20:59 27 Apr 20
Omg, I can't thank these guys enough. For years I have tried to maintain my patio, but alas, it got the better of me. So wish I had taken a before and after picture. Extremely professional, very friendly and kept their distance due to the current situation. Just a big huge thank you, I can now look down my garden and smile, yr amazing. You have made me soo happy. Would so highly recommend xxxx
Liz Price
Liz Price
17:40 20 Apr 20
A super job with a well over due clean of our patio. Wow what a difference! We are delighted with the result and thoroughly recommend having this done. Soft washing is clearly so much more effective than jet washing.
Andy Jarrett
Andy Jarrett
14:27 13 Apr 20
If you're looking for a pressure washing company in the Gloucester area then look no further than Skyline Softwash. They've just removed around 50 years worth of grime and fungus from my driveway & paths, leaving them looking just like they did when the house was built! I'm very impressed by the company, they did the work with a couple of days of contacting them, turned up on time and charged a very reasonable fee for the work. I'm going to recommend them to my son-in-laws facilities management company as a very useful specialist.
John Lane
John Lane
16:36 02 Jan 20
Skyline has a great hard working and friendly team. I have had them on my job doing the Doff specialist cleaning on brickwork, softwash cleaning on fire escapes and gutter cleaning. Every time they have been brilliant. Would definitely recommend.
Neil Klassen
Neil Klassen
13:50 08 Nov 19
Called Skyline in to treat a severe moss problem on a north facing roof which was causing problems with the guttering. Cleaned and treated whole roof with all work done to a very high standard and done courteously, with care (we have dogs and a large fish pond) and consideration to the neighbours.In addition, cleaned and treated large driveway (also on north side).Excellent work on the day despite it being freezing cold, with the whole house looking so much better.
Dave Dawson
Dave Dawson
12:19 03 Nov 19
I have used Skyline Softwash on several occasions. First job was a gutter clearance and sofit/fascia clean of a four storey block of flats, then roof clearance to remove moss build up on two blocks of flat. The most recent was render and stone clean of a development of 24 flats. Amazing finish. Al and his team are friendly, professional and competitively priced. I would have no hesitation recommending them. I will most definitely be working with them again.
Rachel Watts
Rachel Watts
10:49 24 Sep 19
The front of my house had nearly 20 years of dirt, moss etc on it.Skyline Softwash cleaned it very efficiently last week and the house front is looking much better and cleaner. Thank you very much to Al and his colleague.
Jonathan Moffitt
Jonathan Moffitt
14:32 15 Jul 19
Had the gutters fascias and soffits plus all the windows and sills and doors cleaned by skyline....what a fantastic job.! It all looks like brand new. The chaps that did the job were lovely. I would fully reccommend this company to brighten up your home and make it look new again.This is the 3rd time ive used them and wouldnt hesitate to use them again.
Ruth Smith
Ruth Smith
12:53 12 Jul 19
Skyline Softwash came round and cleaned out front gutters. They made contact that morning to verify timing. The chaps were professional and polite. The job was done quickly and efficiently. Many thanks.
Sam Eedle
Sam Eedle
18:03 05 Jul 19
Alex and Tanaka just completed cleaning our ancient conservatory, covered with fungus and untouched by us for years. They worked tirelessly for several hours, even forgetting their tea, to get off every stain and they did an incredible job. They were helpful and considerate throughout the work - we will definitely use them again!
Dominic Nelder
Dominic Nelder
13:44 29 May 19
Very good communication, friendly and they did a very good job. I contacted this company to clean down my brickwork. It was was done very quickly and thoroughly. I highly rate this business and will certainly be using them again.
From the initial contact to the finalisation of the work, we have nothing but good things to say about Skyline Softwash/Al’s Window Cleaning. We arranged for a quote to be made and also a small test patch to be done and this promised a very good result. Our house had 15 years of staining and mould so was in desperate need of a clean. The work was done quickly and efficiently and we are blown away with the results. Our render looks like new. We whole-heartedly recommend this company. We only wish we’d done it sooner!
Dominic Knill
Dominic Knill
14:03 12 May 19
When the husband said he was paying to have our render cleaned for my birthday, I thought it was a step up from the iron he bought me last year...But wow, he’s earned some brownie points.... The team at Skyline Softwash were nothing but professional from start to finish. It’s obvious they want to provide the best service and generally care that you’re happy with the finish.The house now looks brand new, shame they don’t do inside!
Claire Arrowsmith
Claire Arrowsmith
14:52 11 Feb 19
We have recently started using SkyLine SoftWash, and just wanted to say a big thank you! The job was completed to an extremely high standard and in a timely manner. If you're looking for window cleaning in the Gloucestershire area we would highly recommend the team.
2020Signs
2020Signs
09:05 05 Feb 19
We started using SkyLine Softwash (Al's Window Cleaning) a few months ago after our previous window cleaner was no longer able to continue (no problems with his service or results). We have been extremely impressed with the SkyLine service; the finished results; the reliability; the payment method and the smart appearance of the guys who arrive to do the work. We know from the schedule when to expect them (also confirmed prior to their visit). It won't matter if we are not at home, they will crack on and carry out the work, and because of their payment system, we don't have to be at home with cash to pay them. The whole process is seamless and now that it is up and running we can forget about it and leave everything to Al and his happy team. Thanks Al, it is brilliant, the best window cleaning service we have had, or known.
Nigel Oatey
Nigel Oatey
17:29 26 Jan 19
We have been using Al’s services for at least a year and we are happy with it. They are regular, always good work and they send you a text the day before to advise you when they will come. Direct Debit makes payment easy!
KrisWill Wedding
KrisWill Wedding
20:08 25 Jan 19
I no longer need to even think about my windows. They get thoroughly cleaned on a regular basis by Skyline Softwash who take a professional pride in their work and for a very reasonable fee. The best window cleaners ever.
Linda Fisher
Linda Fisher
16:55 25 Jan 19
I have used this Company from the time that the Boss man started the business, also recommended to friends & neighbours. I have never been let down, the finish result is excellent and the team are so friendly. Even been known to clean a large mirror in the living room for me.
Kerry Cresswell
Kerry Cresswell
16:42 25 Jan 19
Worked with Al to remove moss and algae on a roof in Hardwicke using our AlgoClear Biocide, found him to be very efficient, knowledgeable and a hard worker. It also helps that he's a nice guy.
Michael Witherspoon
Michael Witherspoon
12:00 12 Jan 19
Well we previously used another company but when there was a mix up regarding a cheque payment they became extremely rude.We had been loyal customers for years and there attitude was not pleasant.However we then found Al and everything changed and all for the better.The team are really nice and friendly and I guess that comes from being happy in their job.One of our windows was difficult to reach as it’s above the conservatory but this never phased them and they stood on the wall around the fishpond as this wasn’t going to defeat them.What more is there to say than they are the best around and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
irene hyett
irene hyett
12:26 10 Jan 19
Well we previously used another company but when there was a mix up regarding a cheque payment they became extremely rude.We had been loyal customers for years and there attitude was not pleasant.However we then found Al and everything changed and all for the better.The team are really nice and friendly and I guess that comes from being happy in their job.One of our windows was difficult to reach as it’s above the conservatory but this never phased them and they stood on the wall around the fishpond as this wasn’t going to defeat them.What more is there to say than they are the best around and I have no hesitation in recommending them.
irene hyett
irene hyett
12:26 10 Jan 19
We had a full window and conservatory valet by the boss man himself. Fantastic job and highly professional. Very much recommend.
John Davies
John Davies
15:39 31 Oct 17

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What’s growing on your wall? 

 

Dirt may appear in many forms but 9 times out of 10 you will find that is in fact a growth of some sort. Microscopic organisms can come in many forms of bacteria, virus and fungus.

Microorganism is divided into seven types but the main two culprits that need a wall cleaning treatment is fungi and algae.

Each type of growth has different appearance and comes in many different species a different type of cellular composition, morphology mean of locomotion and reproduction.

Microorganisms the good and the bad

Microorganisms come in all

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shapes and sizes. its a bit like bacteria in your gut you can have both good bacteria and bad.

Microorganisms are great at producing oxygen, decomposing organic material, proving nutrients for plants and maintaining human health but some can be pathogenic and cause diseases in plants and humans alike. Notice “decomposing of material” these growths are growing on our walls and decomposing the surface of the wall. They provide nutrients which helps the growth on the wall spread and get stronger. Yes they produce oxygen yes that great but how do we know if this is a good or bad Bactria growing on the surface? there are trillions of species and its extremely difficult to really know how many different types of mould, algae & Fungus is really took hold and what’s really making your wall dirty.

 

How do fungi & Algae Grow?

Most fungi & Algae are multicellular their cell walls are composed of chitin. They obtain nutrients by absorbing organic material from their environment (decomposers) or use photo synthesize to grow. They form tiny microscopic tubes which attached to the surface of the wall called hyphae that absorbs the material.

Fungi reproduce using spores, many growths & Biomass produce their own food and use a whip-like structure to propel forward

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Algae live in water, damp soil and rocks its believed that cyanobacteria are the origins of green land plants. Now that man has buildings in place of nature these growths now grow in and around our cities, towns and villages attaching them self to house walls and structures. Over time they are eating away at your wall and reproducing at an alarming rate. Many housing associations are now using render on new homes the porous material is an ideal place for micro-organisms to spread they are insulates and water (rain) start to pour on the homes the fungus starts to grow.

How to treat the area to stop these growths

Many people see dirt growing on their wall and thing cleaning walls is easy! just pick up a pressure washer from your local DIY shop and start blasting away.

The problem with this is that these micro-orgasms are microscopic and only appear on the surface when the growth has really took hold. Pressure washing walls just gives the fungus a haircut leaving the microscopic growth behind. Water helps feed the growths and pushes and blast the fungus further into the render or walls meaning that when it grows back it will be deeper, thicker and stronger than before. How do you make grass stronger? You cut and feed it right? Pressure washing will do the same if you try cleaning a wall with a pressure washer.

These areas need a SoftWash Treatment, You can use Bleach and hot water, Never mix chemicals unless it is “Bleach Safe”. Use a SoftWash System which is designed to blend chemicals in a safe way

SoftWash Systems provide high quality chemicals that can be blended with bleach in a safe way. Alternatively you can pop to your local shop and get an antifungal spray and apply liberally to the surface.

Its really important to clean these walls in a safe way so do not put yourself at risk

Wall cleaning safety 

It’s important not to put yourself or others at risk exposing yourself to chemicals or working at height without proper training. There are plenty of training courses out their even online training that you can do to make sure that you are working at height safely. Make sure to use the right chemicals and do not mix any chemicals unless they are designed to be mixed. if you mix bleach with fairy you could cause mustard gas which is highly dangerous. SkyLine SoftWash have had years of training through SoftWash Systems you could attend one of the Discover SoftWash courses in Kent if you wanted to.

 

PPE

Always Use PPE (personal Wall cleaning in Cheltenham protective equipment) rubber gloves, Wellies, Safety glasses or google and a breathing apparatus if using chemicals in and enclosed Environment, Many chemicals you buy maybe classed as green but please please read the label and make sure you use your PPE many of these chemicals are in fact not as safe as they say they are and can kill fish and plants if you are not carful.

Anything designed to kill fungus will kill plants too. So make sure you water your plants and cover them with a tarp with prevent any run down from cleaning the wall. After cleaning you can feed the soil and protect the plants with Plant wash to re-establish good bacteria into the soil.

Once you have treated your wall (Not blasted with a pressure washer) the microorganism will start to die and your wall will be infestation free for a number of years. Its important that if your walls are prone to growth to apply this application as soon as you see any type of growth to the whole area to make sure you treat any growth that is not visible to the human eye. So treating your wall every few years is a safe way of keeping your walls clean all year round.

SkyLine SoftWash offer superior SoftWash Treatments and DOFF steam wall cleaning in Gloucestershire and the surrounding counties

For further information about SoftWash Treatments and wall cleaning or for a FREE demo or estimate get in touch : 01452 301342

Or email: discover@skylinesoftwash.com

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