Rust Removal

Rust stains will make any home look unsightly. You can find them on your driveway, your siding, or even your roof. If left alone, these orange-brown stains can lead to structural problems in your property.

It’s always best to address rust stains as soon as possible because they can be very difficult to remove. You can rely on the professional rust removal services of Washh to make your residence always look its best.

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Common Areas Where Rust Can Accumulate

Rust can be found on a variety of surfaces, and each one requires specific steps for removal. Washh provides rust removal for the following surfaces:

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Brick

Soft washing is an effective way of removing stubborn rust stains from brick surfaces. Use low-pressure water to wet the surface. This is so that the brick doesn’t absorb the cleaning agents. Then, apply a muriatic acid-based solution onto the brick surface. Allow it to saturate the brick surface for a few minutes. Use a soft wash system, preferably with 500 PSI, to rinse the brick surface.

Concrete

Apply an acid-based cleaning solution to concrete surfaces. This minimizes the safety hazards that come with using an acid solution. Allow the solution to saturate the surface and let it dry. Repeat until rust stains disappear. Then, use a pressure washer with at least 3,000 PSI, to dilute the remaining solution and remove it from the concrete surface. 

Asphalt

Apply rust remover solution on the rust-stained asphalt surface. Allow the solution to sit. Repeat the process until the stains start to lift. Then, use a pressure washer with at least 3,000 PSI to remove rust stains and other debris from the surface. Allow the asphalt surface to dry so that it hardens. Consider applying a rust primer and seal coat to prevent the rust from coming back. 

 Roof Shingles

Shingles are delicate surfaces, so it’s better to use a soft wash system to remove rust stains. Use a soft washer to wet the shingles. Then, apply a bleach-based cleaning solution on the surface and let it soak for 5-10 minutes. Apply low-pressure water to rinse the treated area. Use at least 500 PSI but do not go over 1,500 PSI. Repeat the process to clean the entire roof. 

Vinyl Siding

Pressure washing can effectively remove rust stains from vinyl siding. However, power washing can provide faster results. Hot water, combined with at least 2,000 PSI, will quickly loosen up the rust stains that have accumulated on your siding. Spray at a direct angle to prevent water from going inside the vinyl siding and causing water damage. 

Stucco

Pressure washing stucco surfaces will require a delicate touch to avoid damage. First, use low-pressure water to saturate the surface. Apply a rust remover to the affected areas and let the solution sit for 5-10 minutes. Use a rotating scrub brush to loosen the rust stains. After, use a pressure washer to rinse the surface. Remember to only use 1,500 to 2,500 PSI and clean from top to bottom. Make sure the wand is 2 to 2 ½ feet away.

Tile

To clean rust stains from tile and grout, apply a lemon juice-and-borax solution to the surface. Allow to sit for 5 to 10 minutes. Then, use a pressure washer to clean the surface. A low PSI of about 800 to 1,200 is enough to effectively clean tiles without causing any damage. 

Wood

Pressure washing can remove rust stains from wood but you need to proceed with caution to prevent damage. Use 500 to 600 PSI for softwoods and a maximum of 1,200 PSI for harder woods. Keep a uniform, 12-inch distance from the surface, and start cleaning from the outside going in.

Why Use Professional Rust Removal Services?

Rust removal products might not work or only make minimal improvements. If you don’t know how to remove rust, the wrong processes can also damage the underlying surface. A professional pressure washing service will use more effective methods for rust removal.

Professional-Grade Pressure Washers

Washh uses professional-grade equipment to blast away iron deposits in your property. We use tried-and-tested cleaning techniques that remove rust properly and efficiently.

More Than Surface Deep

We not only treat the surface, but we work to remove the entire stain. Washh treats the rust problem at its source to prevent future issues.

No Damage to Your Property

Even though we’re tough on rust stains, there won’t be any risk of damage on any surface of your property. We make sure to prep your property before beginning the rust removal process.

Environment-Friendly Solutions

Washh uses a proprietary mixture of five rust removers to make sure the job gets done properly. Our cleaning solutions can effectively remove rust without but are also very gentle on the environment.  We also utilize environmentally-safe methods that will get the results you want.

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Protect Your Home From the Common Causes of Rust

Pressure washing alone isn’t enough to tackle rust. Rust will continue to form whenever you have metal that is exposed to water and air. Here are some common causes of rust:

  • Lawn furniture and equipment left out in the elements
  • Garden tools and other items stored on the ground
  • Lawn fertilizers placed on concrete surfaces
  • Sprinkler overspray on your fence, sidewalk, or driveway
  • Pressure washing combined with regular house maintenance will prevent rust from forming in your property.

Book Your Rust Removal Service Today!

Washh has the expertise and experience to deal with all your rust issues at home. If you’re looking to improve the value and beauty of your property, book your rust removal pressure washing services today! Contact us online or call 704.321.8000 to schedule an appointment. Let us help you maintain your property with our professional services.