Restore the true colour of your home while slowing brick deterioration. Our cleaning method follows Canadian Conservation Standards and Guidelines.
Remove mortar splatter and debris from new bricks or bricks that where never cleaned after they where layed.
We can remove tar, efflorescence, water stains, chaulking, caulking, and more
* both our New construction and historic brick cleaning services include the removal of stains when included in the scope of work.
Our highly trained estimator will examine the bricks to determine, stains, brick deficiencies, access to site, protective measures planning, other planned work, and overall expected result.
Qouting is not based on square footage. Pricing is based on access, protection measures, type of brick, stains present, and scope of work.
Toronto brick cleaning costs range from $1250-$1850 for the facade of a detached 2-story home.
Canada has a document called The Canadian Historic Places that outlines standards and guidelines for all historical conservation work done on sites across Canada. At Brickwash we adhere to these guidelines
Bricks are not manufactured to look weathered, dull or darkened black. Although some bricks are black, the majority of black brick homes are just extreme cases of Hydrocarbon exterior brick staining. The historic brick cleaning goal is to restore the bricks to their original colour and slow down the deterioration in a non-invasive manner.
The reason your bricks might be dull or darkened is due to hydrocarbon exterior brick staining. Hydrocarbon brick staining is caused by pollutants in the air being deposited onto the bricks. These stains can inhibit a bricks ability to breath which causes bricks to disintegrate over time. More over hydrocarbon stains darken the colour of the brick making them look weathered and unpleasent.
Removal of hydrocarbons from brick requires corrosive detergents. Protective measures is vital to protecting your property and neighbours. Covering of windows and doors, foliage etc are all steps we take to ensure a safe and clean brick cleaning experience.
Historic brick demands additional care. Simply pressure washing brick with high pressure or abrasive blasting like sand or soda blasting should never be used to clean historic brick, or any brick for that matter. To clean historic brick low pressure and detergent should always be used by a trained brick cleaner in toronto to ensure no damage becomes of the brick.
At Brickwash we use detergent assisted low pressure steam. Steam cleaning brick allows us to reduce water pressure and clean exterior brick stain and paint with a higher level of effectiveness and reduced the risk. Our historic brick cleaning methods are inline with Canadian Conservation Standards and Guidelines
Bricks that are darkend or dull are often stained with hydrocarbons. Hydrocarbons can deteriorate your brick over time. Steam cleaning brick with detergent is the best method. Powerwashing brick with high pressure can damage your brick.
New construction cleaning is an acid wash brick wash of surface's that has mortar splatter on it. Mortar splatter is caused by excess mortar being smeared, dropped, smugged, etc onto the brick during the laying or fixing of brick.
Although mortar splatter is very common on new construction sites, it is also common on older homes with new additions, filled windows, or after tuckpointing.
The mortar splatter remvoval process does require an acid-based detergent therefore proper prep work is required. Although the detergent for mortar splatter does not require the covering of windows, plants and metalic items must be properly protected.
We always offer free on-site inspection with our brick cleaning specialist. The purpose of the assessment is to educate customers about our process, assess the scope for quoting and answer any questions or concerns.
Bricks are susceptible to several kinds of stains and debris. Each stain can demand a specific detergent, cleaning method, and prep work.
We can remove, but not limited too:
An in-person assessment is important so that our brick specialist can identify and diagnose the stains on the brick.