Brick and Tile Maintenance
Posted by brickmarkersusa on September 15, 2011
Mother Nature is making some noise in the past weeks. Between the earthquake and Hurricane Irene, exciting weather is dominating the US. As all of us at Brick Markers® are sending our thoughts and prayers to those stuck in the middle of all the chaos.
We would also like to take the time to remind you that if your project is caught in the middle of some wild weather to make sure to follow our general maintenance guidelines to ensure that your bricks and tiles last a lifetime.
- Low-pressure hose washers can be helpful when removing soil.
- Detergents added to the water stream might speed the removal of soil.
- Apply a mild detergent, such as ProSoCo 600 detergent, to the area. Allow the cleaner to sit on the stained area for about ten minutes, but do not allow the cleaner to dry. You may need to agitate the cleaner to keep it moist. After the allotted time, you may scrub with a nylon bristled brush and rinse thoroughly.
- Be sure to protect plants and flowers prior to applying the cleaner and especially during the rinse cycle.
- Unless the pavers have been contaminated with a material containing Portland cement, acid cleaners should not be used (acid cleaners must never be used on clay pavers.)
- High pressures may cause damage to clay pavers.
- Do not use steel brushes or shovels they may cause damage to your clay pavers.
- Always do a small test area before you do the larger areas.