External Facade Cleaning

Where height or difficult access presents a problem, rope access can often prove to be perfect solution and a safe and more cost affordable method compared to  gondolas, boom lifts and scaffolding, due to its flexibility.

The advantages of using rope access include the speed of deployment, safety, and ability to access difficult spaces in order to carry out work. It also has minimal risk of damage on its surrounding areas.

External building facade cleaning keeps your external glass and property clean and presentable for tenants, customers and visitors. Having your property well maintained ensures it retains its value as well. 

Additionally, cleaning helps spot and prevent erosion, damp spots, moss, salt deposits, pollution from exhaust fumes, and acid rain. 

Various external facade materials such as glass, stone or metal require different cleaning techniques and procedures to ensure the safety and integrity of the building is not affected.

Rope Access was initially developed from techniques used in caving and adapted for the use of simple, safe and adaptable means of access whilst working from high level window and facade cleaning, maintenance, installations, swift access to remote locations and inspection work, Rope access is now a popular Industry standard solution and has been used on some of the world’s most iconic structures.

Our team of specialist crew members are all trained and certified by IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association)  the leading body for Rope access formed in the UK.

External facade cleaning refers to the process of cleaning and maintaining the exterior surfaces of buildings, typically the walls, windows, and other architectural features.

It is an essential part of building maintenance to keep the facade clean, presentable, and free from dirt, stains, pollutants, and other unsightly elements. Various methods and techniques are employed for external facade cleaning, depending on the type of building materials and the level of dirt or grime present.

Common methods for External Facade Cleaning includes

Pressure Washing: High-pressure water jets are used to remove dirt, dust, and stains from the facade surfaces. This method is effective for cleaning concrete, brick, and stone exteriors but should be used cautiously to avoid damage to delicate surfaces.

Chemical Cleaning: Chemical agents are applied to the facade to break down dirt, algae, moss, or other organic matter. This method is suitable for removing stubborn stains and biological growth. However, it requires careful selection of the cleaning agents to ensure they are compatible with the building materials and safe for the environment.

Steam Cleaning: Pressurized steam is used to dissolve and remove dirt, grime, and contaminants from the facade surfaces. It is a gentle and eco-friendly method suitable for a wide range of building materials, including glass, metal, and painted surfaces.

Abrasive Cleaning: This method involves using abrasive materials, such as sand or grit, along with water or compressed air, to remove stubborn stains or coatings from the facade. It should be used selectively on surfaces that can withstand abrasion without damage.

Manual Cleaning: For delicate or intricate facade elements, manual cleaning techniques like hand scrubbing, sponging, or wiping may be employed. This method is time-consuming but ensures detailed cleaning without risking damage.It is important to note that facade cleaning often requires specialized equipment, professional expertise, and adherence to safety regulations.

Therefore, it is recommended to hire professional cleaning services experienced in external facade cleaning to ensure effective and safe cleaning procedures.

In working with Nimbus , you can also be assured we will handle all the reports you need to be compliant and safe. For instance , the Method of Statement, Risk Assessment and Safe Work Procedure will all be provided. 

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