Buildings should ideally be washed every 2 years. Repainted every 8 to 10 years.


BUILDING MAINTENANCE

Maintenance Services -

Building elements need timely maintenance, maintenance starts with proper cleanliness, some building elements also have moving parts that need lubrication. Grit and grime that accumulate on surfaces over time typically contribute to deterioration of materials and/or finishes. Without appropraite maintenance, nature causes corrosion and/or deterioration of building elements over time.

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Having worked in the building industry in Australia and abroad since 1977, I have accumulated a unique skill set over many years. This inturn has given me an insite as to the importance of maintaining building elements.

Maintenance: Maintenance is key to durability of buildings, is key to health & wellbeing of building occupants, a good soft wash rejuvenates building elements.

Pest Control has been a life long passion, although my vehicle is well equipped to deal with any pest control matter deemed necessary, the ability to thoroughly clean the kitchen, undertake dewebbing, clean rodent run markings, clean flooring/drains for more effective pest control, termite control or inspections can no longer be undertaken. Call Steve for more detail.

SoftWash - Washing of building elements without use of high pressure washer, use of a high pressure washers can be very destructive to building elements, a soft wash not only improves the appearance of a building, but also increases the durability of the building elements, pest control treatments are more effective when combined with soft wash.

Hard Floor Cleaning - A difficult task is to properly clean hard flooring. Breaking through oily residues for example in food preperation areas, commercial toilet floors or cleaning a well worn floor has been  challenging, to say the least, Washing a floor properly improves health and ammenity whilst also improving the floors visual appeal.

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Property Rejuvination

Building elements are often left for years exposed to the elements, applies to both interior details and/or external details, without some degree of care, these details will typically deteriorate more rapidly if left soiled. It is important to properly clean details, use of mild soaps is always beneficial, a degree of polish to cleaned surfaces goes a long way to prolonging the time the surfaces will generally remain clean.

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High Pressure Washers v Soft Wash - High pressure washing first comes to mind as an appropraite mode of cleaning, it is easy if you have the equipment, it provides immediate visual results, however, things to consider when using high pressure to wash is the damage that is often caused to finishes and/or the building materials. High pressure blasts the dirt off the surface/s and throws it off to an adjoining surface, simply creating issues elswhere, high pressure breaks the hardened finishes of concrete for example or breaks the natural bind of wood fibers called lignin in timbers washed with high pressure. Soft Washing is different as biodegradable soaps are used to neutralise grit and grime, degreasers used to break down oils, surfaces scrubbed and polished leaving a clean, somewhat polished surface that will generally be more durable to protect against the elements. The finishes are more visually pleasing after Soft Washing.  

Colorbond Maintenance- Colorbond is a material widely used in buildings, external metal details need ongoing periodic maintenance. Colorbond should be washed with a mild soap then rinsed with water every 6 months according to Bluescope Steel Technical Bulletin 4 for Colorbond, if you want to mantain your colorbond details, I have the ability to provide a soft wash service that will increase the durability of your external colorbond details. Well maintained Colorbond can look good for many years when maintained properly.

Rejuvination - A proper wash & scrub of building elements generally restores components, my rejuvenation works make a huge difference, can be much cheaper than conventional renovation, also more environmentally friendly as materials that last longer generally do not need to be replaced, replacement generally creates debris/waste that inturn commonly goes into landfill.



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Stephen Koelewyn - NSW Builders Licence 45109c - Building Consultant Licence BC213 (Now Obsolete in NSW) - Pest Control Licence - NSW 15-001467-004
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Last modified: 31 July, 2022