When it comes to washing old bricks, the pros take certain steps that not only clean the bricks but ensure their structure is never at stake or the longevity of the bricks is never shortened. For instance, they will never go for high-pressure cleaning, as this can lead to considerable damage to the old bricks, and lead to expansive repair works, like the replacement of the mortars. Thus, instead of pressure washing, which would have been a much faster method, these pros go for other methods. 

They take specified stances

Depending upon the age and the condition of the bricks and the nature of filth that has gathered, the pros would take different stances. Indeed, over time, different substances can accumulate on aging brickwork. For instance, one very common substance that accumulates on bricks is mould. But then, there are various types of moulds and infectants and each of them would need a different approach and specified treatment when it comes to cleaning. It is important not to replace the mortar unless and until it is an absolute necessity. This is because the level of lime in newer cement is always higher than the old cement, and this causes more erosion of the older brickworks. Thus, an intervention of brick cleaning specialists in Melton and their methodical brick cleaning tactics will negate the need for mortar replacement at the drop of a hat. 

The Mistakes to Avoid

There is another reason why the intervention of pros is an absolute necessity. While carrying out the DIY brick cleaning, people at times end up committing some common errors that are all too harmful to the brickwork. For instance, people, out of the thought that aggressive brushing will yield better results, would use extremely coarse iron wire brushes for getting rid of the surface infections. Besides, it is also found that people would apply repellants and waterproofing on aging brickwork, sealing in all the damp and the infection areas, out of the thought that it will lessen the damp. Both are awfully wrong. While in the first case, besides taking on the infectants the method will erode the surface of the brickwork as well, in the second case, the attempt will make the brickwork more prone to damp and salt, as it is always a better idea to let the brickwork breathe and come in contact with the air. 

What Difference do the Professionals make? 

Depending on the nature of infection on the brickwork, the experts of the commercial cleaning companies in Wyndham, while cleaning the bricks would blend proper softwash solutions for treating the brick. They would use tender nonmetallic brushes and other implements, with a pure water rinse, for removing the obvious dust and dirt, grime and stubborn mosses, and moulds. Then they would lightly sprinkle on the brickwork, various eco-friendly softwash detergents for attacking roo and various degenerative systems of the moulds and the mosses. It will return obvious and immediate results.

So that itself says, why professional intervention is so important for washing brickworks rather than DIY stuff. 

Author's Bio: 

The author runs a reputed company that offers commercial cleaning services in Wyndham and Melton, including extensive brick cleaning. The author is also an avid blogger and a cleaning specialist.