Cotswold Stone Cleaning Services – Gloucestershire
Are you looking for a professional, cost-effective Cotswold stone cleaning service?
Here at Hydro Clean Exterior, we offer a stone and brickwork cleaning service. As well as
What type of stone
The famous golden, honey-colored stone is quarried in the North Cotswolds. Quarries located further south in the Cotswolds tend to produce a lighter cream or grey
Cotswold Stone is a type of limestone (Oolitic Limestone to be exact). Locally it has been a popular material for all kinds of construction in the area. From walls to roof tiles, and is still used for modern buildings. As well as restoration and repair of existing structures.
This type of stone is very soft along with being porous. Therefore creating an ideal climate for algae, moss, and lichen to grow. Once this organic growth has established the stone can quickly go from looking nicely weathered and aged, to turning black and almost unrecognisable.
Why Clean Stonework?
Cotswold stone looking aged and weathered is often desirable. It fits in visually with many other older buildings in the area. This charming look usually means having the stonework cleaned is ignored. This leads to large amounts of growth on the surface. The stone then starts to retain more moisture due to the layer of organic growth preventing it from breathing and drying out. Then during the colder seasons, this excessive moisture can freeze, damaging the stone.
Why Use a Professional CleaningService
Cotswold stone is a very soft material. The use of DIY pressure washers may appear to clean some of the growth and dirt from the surface. However, the reality is that the surface of the stone gets removed along with the biofilm build up. This is due to the abrasiveness of high-pressure water.
When you choose Hydro Clean Exterior to complete your stonework cleaning and restoration, you can be confident that the correct equipment along with years of experience means the safest cleaning methods and techniques.
If you’re interested in having your stone or brickwork cleaned, or want some free, friendly advice. Please contact us today.
Phone – 01386 830098
Email – Info@HydroCleanExterior.co.uk
Alternatively, you can use the contact form located on our website.