Historic Building Cleaning

Your home or property was not built to withstand the forces of high-pressure water ranging from 1,500 ~ 4,000 psi being spayed towards it at point blank range.

This is especially important when it comes to assaulting an irreplaceable historic home or building with typical pressure washing techniques. 

Most historic homes have painted clapboard siding that when washed with high pressure, can damage the paint, damage the siding itself, or water can be sprayed under the laps causing moisture damage inside the home's walls. 

Also, a lot of historic homes are built with ornate, one of a kind moldings and trim that give them their character and charm. While their grace and architectural beauty cannot be overstated, the technology of the day fell a little short on window and door seals that would let the cold drafty air pass through.

So if air can get in around windows, water will too and is another reason high pressure should never be used to clean a historic home or building.

While most homes were built with clapboard siding, some special homes and a lot of historic buildings were constructed with materials such as marble or limestone.

You may think these two stone materials are hard, but they were chosen as building materials even in ancient days because they were long lasting, yet soft enough to easily be cut into shapes and building blocks. 

Cleaning historic buildings with a pressure washing machine that can readily be purchased at Wal-Mart or any Big Box Store can do unthinkable damage to structures that were meant to last for centuries. 

Sea to Summit Pressure Washing's low pressure cleaning techniques are safe for cleaning historic homes and buildings. We also know that bleach is not an appropriate cleaning solution and that it is actually harmful to a lot of materials. Because we know cleaning substrates like marble, granite, or limestone requires special cleaners, we always keep special cleaners in stock. 

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