Paver cleaning techniques
The appearance of a brick building can be permanently spoilt by bad cleaning techniques or by the use of the wrong cleaning agent. For this reason, it is important to ensure that the correct cleaning methods are utilised for the best results and to help reduce the associated problems with brick cleaning. It is important to remember, that the services of a professional cleaner should be sought if a stain is too large or too difficult to remove.
It is good practice to test the method on a small inconspicuous area, to determine the effectiveness of the cleaning compound and the technique, and to check the wall for possible damage.
Paver cleaning safety precautions
The chemicals used during cleaning are highly corrosive (some are classified as S6 poisons). The manufacturer’s instructions and safety precautions should always be followed when using acids and other proprietary cleaning chemicals. The few points below should be followed to avoid serious personal injury:
- Always wear protective clothing and protective equipment such as gloves, safety glasses, etc.
- Do NOT use high pressure cleaners to apply cleaning chemicals as it is dangerous to the operator and to those nearby.
- Store acid and acid solution in heavy duty plastic containers supplied by the manufacture and ensure that the containers are correctly stored (eg away from children)
- If the cleaning solution comes in contact with the body, irrigate the area with water immediately to remove all traces of the cleaning solution. If irritation continues seek medical advice immediately.