Attractive and durable, stone has a centuries-long history as a building material. Unfortunately, it’s also known to get quite dirty. That’s because stone materials like granite, marble, and limestone are porous in nature, making it easy for dirt and debris to get trapped inside the surface.
Presto Restoration cleans, restores, and seals external commercial building facades, including new construction and historic structures. Our highly skilled technicians ensure your building beautifully reflects your brand while protecting it for years to come. Stone, brick, or masonry—we have the tools, techniques, and expertise you need to keep your building looking and performing great.
How Stone Buildings Get Stained and Dirty
The types of “dirt” that make their way into stone include:
- Pollution / carbon
- Organics like mildew, algae, and mold
- Hard water
- Actual dirt
How dirt affects your building depends on many factors, including its orientation and surroundings. For instance, if your structure has one side that faces a highway or freeway, vehicle carbon emissions will be a problem. If another side has extensive landscaping and is constantly hit by water from the automatic sprinkler system, you can end up with hard water stains on the building’s stone and windows.
While pressure washing is a popular and proven way to clean stone building facades, chemical cleaning is often the most cost-effective and efficient means of removing severe stains from a building’s stone surfaces. Performed in conjunction with high or low-pressure cleaning techniques, it can be the quickest and safest way to clean the stone without wearing away the surface.
Depending on the type or types of stone used on your building, Presto’s technicians carefully select the right combination of pressure and chemical cleaning technology. They’re also thoroughly trained in safety-compliant cleaning and restoration methods to ensure pedestrians, tenants, visitors, landscaping, and other elements on the property are adequately protected.
The Advantages of Building Chemical Cleaning Services
Chemical facade cleaning is a good alternative to other commercial building cleaning methods, delivering low risk and balanced results. The key to success is using chemicals correctly to clean a stone building’s facade.
- The correct products must be applied to the correct substrate type.
- They must be left in place for the right amount of time.
- Technicians must know how to manage the chemical application in the proper way.
Presto uses different chemical solutions to perform tasks like removing mortar and as part of an overall restoration project. We vary our products, methods, and approaches to cleaning stone, brick, and masonry and guarantee our solutions will restore your building back to life.
We specialize in the following chemical cleaning applications:
- Façade cleaning and restoration.
- Building cleaning and restoration for historic and modern facades.
- Masonry and concrete facade repairs.
- Structural masonry repairs.
- Application of protective coatings and weatherproofing sealants.
- Cleaning, scratch removal, and restoration of windows and curtain walls.
We also offer consulting services to help you protect your commercial property’s value and your return on investment. We’ve restored and protected countless commercial properties across the country and can do the same for you.
Safety Precautions Protect People and Property
Buildings come in a variety of heights, shapes, and sizes, so we design and implement different chemical cleaning solutions and techniques to meet your building’s specific needs. And we always keep safety a top priority.
Our technicians use building access methods such as aerial work platforms, swing stages, rappelling, and cranes to ensure your building is thoroughly cleaned, no matter how many angles or hard-to-reach areas it might have.
Presto’s Building Chemical Cleaning Services
Presto works with building owners and managers across the U.S. to facilitate the proper use of chemical cleaning products and methods. We’re experts in using chemicals in a deliberate, careful, and sustainable way to break down and remove particularly stubborn staining. Our proven techniques sensitively remove staining and dirt such as efflorescence, carbon, leached salts and minerals, organic matter, paint, environmental pollution, and more from stone, concrete, and brick.
After more than 25 years in the commercial building restoration business, we know there’s no one-size-fits-all solution to cleaning a building. That’s why you can always rely on us to formulate a strategy that works for your building’s unique needs. We’ll help you choose the best products and processes to clean your building’s stone surfaces and make sure you select cleaners and sealants that meet the long-term needs of your building’s facade. Talk to us today to learn more.