Our brick cleaning procedure is quite thorough, and it will remove any surface dirt, mould, and mildew. However, regardless of the brick cleaning procedures we use, some stains may have pierced the surface and may not be totally removed or may leave a shadow behind. Commercial Restorations will make every effort to remove all discoloration from the brick, and in 99 percent of our projects, the building owner is blown away by what we can do.Cleaning and coating procedures that are not acceptable for old brick buildings are a major source of harm. While one or both treatments may be beneficial in some situations, they can be quite damaging to historic brickwork if not chosen appropriately. Stone, brick, architectural terra cotta, cast stone, concrete, and concrete block are all examples of historic masonry. It is cleaned frequently because cleaning is associated with progress. Cleaning may be followed by the application of a water-repellent coating in some cases. If you use high pressure or strong acids on bricks, they can be readily harmed; just because it’s used in construction doesn’t imply it can’t be damaged!
One of the most typical misunderstandings in the brick cleaning industry is that if someone can build with brick, they can also clean it well. Unfortunately, this is not the case, and brick masons who use high pressure and Muriatic acid to clean bricks cause tens of thousands of dollars in damage each year. But not the same with us.