Different surfaces are more susceptible to stains than others. Porosity is a major contributing factor. The more porous, the more the staining agent is able to absorb and set into the material. One of the most common stains found on the different areas of the exterior of homes and even businesses, are rust stains. Today, we at Big Moose Pressure Cleaning would like to share the fundamentals of rust stains.
What Causes Rust Stains?
These unsightly deep, orange looking eyesores can seemingly appear out of nowhere. One moment you are satisfied with the overall curb appeal and the next these stains seem to be screaming out at you from down the street. Understanding the cause of rust stains can help deter and remove them. With preventative care, you can avoid the rust stains from ever developing, but when you are plagued with them, there are safe and effective methods that can remove them from sight. Rust stains are commonly produced by the following common sources:
1) Battery Acid. Though these are not actual rust stains, it is worth a quick mention as they look very similar. A leaky battery produced by landscaping equipment and golf carts because battery acid stains.
2) Irrigation systems. Containing trace amounts of iron, some water sources result in rust when the iron interacts with it. Where spray from your sprinkler system may overflow to the surfaces, patios, driveways, and sidewalks frequently are blemished with the rust stain. One of the most frustrating stains that occur is rust stains stemming from irrigation systems.
3) Metal decorations. Metals exposed to moisture produce rust, such examples include decorative pieces, lawn furniture and architectural aspects. The buildup of concentrated rust will leave the stains behind.
How to Remove Rust Stains
Rust will not dissipate with a good scrubbing and elbow grease. It requires a different approach to remove the source of the buildup and a specialized method of cleaning. Though they require such techniques, you do not have to live with these eyesores, as they are not permanent. Pressure cleaning is the most ideal method to remove rust spots. Professionals use a specialized chemical cleaner that is safe, yet effective that will deeply penetrate restore the beautiful aesthetic to your surfaces. The typical process includes treating the rust stain with the cleaning solution, using the pressure cleaning equipment to extract the rust buildup from the porous surface. Once the stain is fully removed, the surface can be sealed to prevent future staining. Not only are the rust stains effectively removed, but the soil buildup is also lifted and washed away to enhance the curb appeal and restore the shine.
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Rust stains quickly turn up on walkways and driveways, patios and garage floors, home and building exteriors, and decorative concrete. Porous materials are the most vulnerable to rust and when they accumulate; they can be difficult to remove. If you have rust stains developing or have some pretty obvious rust stains, call Big Moose Pressure Cleaning today and let our experts get those despicable rust stains removed.