If you’re a business with a building to look after, you’re probably familiar with the sight of algae on render. Let’s face it, it’s inevitable that you will see some algae growth on your building render at some point.
Algae may not be dangerous but it’s defiantly not attractive and may even damage the opinion of your business.
Thankfully it’s relatively easy to remove algae from render, you will however need the right equipment and knowhow.
Why is there algae on my render?
Quite simply, algae is a form of fast-growing plant life. Fast-growing plants will tend to attach themselves to surfaces where they can get the most light. Render is a perfect place for algae to grow as it’s usually a warm and moist surface.
Algae thrive in these conditions and will quickly start to colonise the render if left unchecked. The good news is that algae aren’t harmful to render, but, if left it can build up quickly and be difficult to remove.
Will algae affect the value of my property?
While algae growth on render won’t directly affect the value of your property. It will definitely have an impact on how it’s perceived!
It’s important to remember that first impressions count and if potential buyers, tenants or clients see a property that is covered in algae they may get the wrong impression.
Don’t leave it to chance, if you are going to be having people look at the outside of your building, get the render cleaned.
How to clean algae from render?
There are a few different ways to clean algae from render, the most effective being high pressure.
A specialist detergent for removing algae will be required as well which can be expensive.
You could try and remove the algae yourself by using a pressure cleaner. However, whilst cleaners on the market could do the job, it may not be so efficient at scale.
If you have a large building to clean, or if the algae is particularly bad, it would be best to call in a professional.
There are many companies who offer this service and they will have the correct equipment and expertise to get the job done quickly and effectively.
If you have render that is in need of a clean, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us about our render cleaning services. We will advise you on the best course of action and get your property looking its best again.