We at Wedorender in Harrogate know the importance of rendering in protecting your walls and ensuring your building looks fantastic. However, what happens when your render has seen better days?
Algae growth, staining and organic growth diminish the appearance of your exterior walls. This can harm your property value, lessen the effectiveness of the render, and make you feel less happy about the quality of your home.
It doesn’t have to be this way.
Our comprehensive range of render cleaning services in Harrogate removes health concerns, improves the appearance of external walls, and cares for your property and environment.
Check out the extensive range of render cleaning services we offer, and feel free to contact our Harrogate team to arrange a visit and quote.
Render is a popular building material used to finish the exterior of buildings in Harrogate. Over time, rendered walls can become dirty and discoloured due to weathering and exposure to pollutants in the air.
Render cleaning removes dirt, grime, and stains from the exterior of a building to restore its appearance and protect it from further damage.
At Wedorender in Harrogate, we are comfortable working with all manner of render, and we provide render cleaning for many types of render, including:
There is no one size fits all solution to render cleaning, with different surfaces and buildings requiring a unique approach.
This is why Wedorender arranges a visit to your premises in Harrogate, and we offer a bespoke render cleaning service and quote to best resolve your needs.
We know a high-pressure cleaning wash is unsuitable for pebble or dry dash but is likely to be ideal for acrylic or silicone rendering. Our experienced team is happy to offer guidance on your service's most appropriate process that removes dirty marks and growth from renders.
We offer various render cleaning services to suit specific needs and budget, keeping your render free of dirt. Our services include:
Pressure washing: We use high-pressure washer jets to effectively remove dirt, grime, and atmospheric pollution from the surface of the render. The jet washing method is fast and effective and can also remove graffiti and other markings.
Chemical cleaning: We use specialised cleaning agents to lift dirt from the render gently. This method is ideal for more delicate surfaces or for removing tougher stains.
Soft washing: This method combines low-pressure water and cleaning chemicals to gently clean the render without damaging it, making a soft wash ideal for lime render surfaces and older buildings.
The soft wash cleaning process is ideal for more delicate surfaces or for cleaning older original render.
Steam cleaning: Steam cleaning is highly effective on rendered surfaces which have stubborn stains or dried in dirt. If you need an aggressive cleaning strategy, it is best to call on cleaning specialists who have access to, and experience of using, specialist render cleaning equipment.
We appreciate that many clients prefer to avoid chemical cleaning services, even opting for cleaning methods that don’t utilise bleach or sodium hypochlorite. We fully understand, which is why we are happy to offer ecologically friendly, clean render services.
We discuss these in more detail below, or you can contact us to discuss how to achieve environmentally friendly cleaning outcomes for your renders.
There are several 'green' options for a cleaning render process:
Pressure washing: High-pressure water jets effectively remove grime, and dirt from the surface of the render. If you have many years of algae on a wall, you will likely need this cleaning method to remove it.
This method uses minimal water and does not require the use of chemicals.
Soft washing: This method combines low-pressure water and ecologically friendly cleaning liquids to gently clean the render without damaging it. Softwash systems use less water than pressure washing and are less likely to cause erosion or other environmental damage.
For some rendering work, low pressure solutions are the only option to achieve a great finishing without potentially damaging the wall.
Not all softwash products are environmentally friendly, so if this is an issue for you when we clean renders, please advise, and we will amend the process to provide you with a more suitable solution.
Biological cleaning agents: Biological cleaning agents are made from natural ingredients and are biodegradable, making them more environmentally friendly than traditional chemical cleaning agents.
These agents can effectively remove algae, dirt and stains from the render and are safe for use around plants and wildlife.
Vinegar: White vinegar can be mixed with water and used as a natural cleaning agent to remove dirt and stains from the render. It is safe for use on most surfaces and is biodegradable.
Baking soda: Baking soda can be mixed with water and even a mild detergent to create a paste that cleaners can use to scrub away dirt and stains from the render. Baking soda is a natural, biodegradable substance that is safe for most walls.
It is essential to choose eco-friendly cleaning methods and products whenever possible to minimise the environmental impact of rend cleaning and to protect the health of people and animals.
If a new render surface is installed at your property, it needs time to settle before you should consider cleaning and protecting it. With respect to monocouche render, it is best to let it settle for 28 days, before you attempt to clean the render surface.
We can schedule render cleaning in advance for you, giving you one less thing to worry about.
Given some render surfaces such as silicone render or acrylic rendering are hydrophobic, you shouldn't need algae cleaning services. This means render cleaning work on these surfaces focus on maintenance.
Often our work here involves working at height, or using specialist equipment to speed up cleaning work, without compromising on the quality of render cleaning.
No render is fully maintenance free, but for rendered surfaces that require minimal updates to ensure the entire wall looks great, we are more than happy to help you.
If you would like to arrange periodical render cleaning services, we can devise a schedule for you, ensuring your coloured render looks fantastic all year round, without you having to worry about it!
Algae growth on render walls can pose a health hazard in some cases, which is why cleaning render isn't just about the property's looks.
Algae can produce allergens and contribute to mould and mildew development, which can cause respiratory problems and other health issues.
In addition, green growth on render walls can lead to the deterioration of the render over time, which weakens the structure of the building and poses a safety hazard.
Given algae is commonly found on walls in coastal areas or buildings exposed to high amounts of wind and rain, a few years of algae build-up can occur.
It is essential to regularly clean and maintain the render on a building to prevent or kill the organic growth of green algae and other contaminants. This work can help to improve indoor air quality and to avoid health problems caused by mould and mildew.
If you notice growth on the render of your building, it is crucial to have it removed as soon as possible to prevent further damage and potential health hazards.
There are several benefits to render cleaning a building:
Improved appearance: Render that is clean and well-maintained will look better and enhance the overall aesthetics of the building.
Increased value: A clean and well-maintained building will be more attractive to potential buyers or tenants and may be worth more.
Protection from damage: Dirt, grime, and stains can trap moisture against the surface of the render, which can lead to damage and deterioration over time. Regular render cleaning can help to prevent this by removing moisture and other contaminants from the surface.
Improved energy efficiency: Clean render can reflect more sunlight and enhance the energy efficiency of the building, leading to lower energy bills.
Increased lifespan: Regular cleaning and maintenance can help extend the render's lifespan and prevent the need for costly repairs or replacements.
Health benefits: Regular render cleaning can improve indoor air quality and reduce the risk of respiratory problems and other health issues caused by mould, mildew, and other contaminants.
Professional appearance: A clean and well-maintained building can create a good impression on customers, clients, and visitors and can enhance the reputation of the business or property owner.
A professional render cleaning company has experience to know the best cleaning method for your rendered surface, and the equipment to carry out effective render cleaning. A reliable render cleaning company tailors the cleaning work to your needs, and to provide the best standard of finish at your home or premises.
Render cleaning solutions should never be seen as a 'one size fits all' solution, which is why we are proud to offer you a tailored cleaning method that suits your needs.
We have years of experience in the cleaning industry, fully trained and equipped to deliver an attractive finish for any residential or commercial building.
We offer the latest and time-tested render cleaning solutions, and we are pleased to say our customer testimonials indicate we are a render cleaning company our clients trust and depend on.
Below are some reasons why we are exterior render cleaning specialists our customers trust and recommend:
Well maintained rendered buildings set an impressive tone, which is essential for homeowners, landlords or businesses.
Contact the Wedorender Harrogate team today to schedule your render cleaning service. The Wedorender team offers extensive cost effective render cleaning solutions to restore the beauty of your building.
This method combines low-pressure water and cleaning chemicals to gently clean the render without damaging it, making a soft wash ideal for lime render surfaces and older buildings.
As with any surface that needs to be painted, yes render does need to be cleaned before painting. This will allow the paint to adhere better, reduce the risk of flaking and bubbling and will have a much better finish than if you were to paint over algae, dust and dirt.
Yes steam cleaning is the ideal cleaning method for cleaning exterior rendered walls. It is safe for the more delicate rendering like lime rendering and just as good for most other types of render.
Most of our cleaning methods TORC, DOFF & steam cleaning will remove any signs of green or red algae and help prevent it from coming back anytime soon because it is killed and removed during the clean.