When it comes to cleaning bricks on buildings, it is not an everyday job but it is important and one effective way of cleaning bricks while restoring the original look of the bricks is through sandblasting. Sandblasting on bricks can be risky but in order to avoid the risks and damage to the bricks, allowing a professional to do the work is of importance.
The whole restoration process involves:
- Removing stains and cleaning out rusts from the brick walls
- Ridding the bricks off molds and mildew
- Removing old paints and carrying out repairs on damaged bricks
- And removing oils and grease stains then you start the cleaning process
Methods of cleaning involved in sandblasting on bricks
Residential sandblasting is versatile and the method or media have chosen depends on the type of brick wall at hand. The method that is most commonly suited for cleaning brick walls is wet sandblasting which is simply mixing water with the chosen abrasive in a blasting machine and then spraying the resultant solution on the brick wall which in turn helps in removing paint from the bricks and other stains without damaging the bricks.
This method is not only cost-effective, but it is also safe and eco-friendly.
Another sandblasting method applicable on bricks is the use of a combination of thermal heat with sand as the abrasive. This method is effective in the complete remediation of molds, fungi, and other pathogens that may have been present on the brick surface. This method is also fast and effective but it can also cause a lot of damage on the bricks plus it’s noisy and messy.
For this reason, this kind of job should be left to professionals who understand the whole process and requirements of sandblasting brick surfaces. If you need help in cleaning your brick walls, call us today at Leroy Vasquez Sandblasting serving residents of Orange County, Riverside, Fontana, Los Angeles County, Beverly Hills, and San Bernardino with quality residential sandblasting services.