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Let’s Talk About Facades

Let’s Talk About Facades

Let’s take a deeper look at the term ‘facade.’ Any vertical face of a building frontage, such as an exterior wall, is referred to as a façade. As a result, a building may have many facades, such as the north, south, and so on. Only the front and back facades of attached structures are allowed. Furthermore, the term ‘facade’ is used to refer to the outward aspect of structures that have a particular architectural focus, such as an imposing design, adornment, or a building’s entryway. This will usually be the structure’s front face, facing a street or other public open space, but other faces may be included depending on their architectural treatment and significance.

Facades Cleaning Hacks

  • Facades should be cleaned on a regular basis to remove dirt, dust, stains, and ugly markings. A clean facade can not only improve public perception, but it can also help recruit or keep residents, clients, and customers, as well as contribute positively to the local community or your business.
  • Cleaning the facade on a regular basis may show portions of the building that have been harmed by – or are subject to – other issues. Taking out a sprouts(weeds) during the cleaning process, for example, can be a preventive strategy to prevent unwanted root development that could harm the facade. Getting rid of grime and stains may reveal additional structural flaws. Recognizing these issues early on may aid building owners in avoiding more serious issues.
  • Typically, cleaning facades is usually water-based washing. Also, you can clean facades by pressure washing, splashing, and steam heat washing. These are all examples or methods of eliminating common dirt. Chemical treatments, sand blasting, and other approaches, as well as scaffolding, protective sheeting, and other techniques, may be used in some cases.

Note: Facades can be created or designed with different materials or stuff; like stones, wood, glass, aluminium, steel, and other materials. Each material has a specific method of cleaning. This made it possible for facades to have various cleaning procedures and approaches.

  • While stone may look indestructible in its natural state, it may be seriously affected by both natural and chemical contaminants when used as part of a construction facade. Cleaning stone facades might necessitate specialised knowledge, since improper techniques can result in irreversible damage. Stone facades should ideally be cleaned before any dirt accumulates. This indicates that moist places on the stone should be given extra care. Vinegar, dish soap, and warm water are some simple cleaning alternatives. A sponge, soft brush, or rotary tool with a buffing mechanism are examples of tools.
  • Any natural growth (such as moss or algae) that has collected on wooden facades should be removed. After that, it can usually be cleaned with a basic dish soap and warm water solution. A sponge and a brush can be used to apply the solution, which is then washed with clean water.
  • When should you clean your facades? Cleaning the outside facade of a building should be part of a wider maintenance plan. Before any facade repairs are made, it should be part of the early research phase. A clean facade, devoid of grime, stains, and other undesired elements, will give a better surface for restoration work and make identifying problems simpler.

Who is responsible for keeping the facade clean? Small-scale facade cleaning can be done by facilities and maintenance employees in some cases. This will necessitate the use of the appropriate skills and equipment, especially while operating at a height. Larger façade cleaning jobs may necessitate the hiring of a professional with the requisite skills and equipment (such as pressure washers and scaffolding) to do the work safely and successfully. We klenool are here to help and to render our professional services in cleaning facades.

So, with the advent of high rise buildings, cleaning services took a new dimension and it takes great expertise to take up such a task, you can indeed trust us in doing this for you with our years of experience. We can work at all height levels, regardless of access difficulties, using scaffolding, elevated work platforms, rope access techniques, telescopic equipment and high pressure wall creepers. The result of our thorough cleaning of your building will be a brighter and better working environment.

Our safety procedures ensure that abseiling window cleaning on buildings and structures work safely, quickly and effectively, minimizing project costs. Using specialized techniques, we can access work areas that are physically or economically impossible by traditional forms of access such as scaffolding.

Robot Cleaning

Robotic Cleaning: innovative solutions for cleaning of building facades. While the possibilities of architecture are almost endless, traditional facade cleaning methods have hitherto been somewhat limited. Worldwide, there are more than 80,000 multi-story buildings with over 12 floors. Over 30 per cent of these have glass facades, and cleaning them by hand is not only time-intensive but exposes cleaning personnel to considerable risk. In addition, there are many areas that are difficult to access and can’t be cleaned at all.

The cleaning efficiency and cleaning quality of the innovative robot cleaning system will obviously be the most remarkable of highlights to the attendees. Explaining the cost factor was an important topic during the demonstration. “Hiring a cleaning company – for example, twice a year – can be a costly, recurrent expense for a building owner. Imagine you have a full automated cleaning solution installed on your building. It might be a bit higher in investment, but it pays back over time thanks to the automated operation. There will be no need for hiring an expensive and time consuming cleaning service anymore,” said Marcel Niederberger, Head of Sales and Marketing at Serbot AG.