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2018 New Year Clean Up

Its the New Year of 2018 and time to clean up !

Get out your cleaning list and organise your cleaning schedule, it maybe your home or business. For your home you may need your windows, gutters, doors, conservatory, driveway or walls cleaned. After the winter months the exterior of our homes can get a little dirty and clogged up with all the winter elements that have been thrown at it.

It’s time to clean up those dirty windows and unblock those gutters and get your driveways cleaned from all the moss and slime that may have built up.

There is no time to waste start your cleaning up now and if you book TWO services at the same time GET YOURSELF A SPECIAL PRICE!

New Year of 2018 and time to clean up your BUSINESS!

Just like your home, your business needs a New Year clean up getting ready for the new season and the new customers arriving. Depending on your business windows is a good place to start and don’t forget the gutters and down pipes. Entrance ways and doors, including walls. If you have a customer car park, it maybe a good time to have it power washed and cleaned removing all the moss, slim and build up of dirt ready and clean to begin the year.

If the winter months has seen your exterior wall or doors vandalised with graffiti, then get us out to sort it out, asap.

If you book TWO services at the same time GET YOURSELF A SPECIAL PRICE!

Our WFC Window Cleaning service covers Burnley, Blackburn, Accrington, Clitheroe, Whalley, Gisburn, Padiham, Rossendale, Hebden Bridge, Brockhall Village, Skipton, Todmorden, Great Harwood, Darwen and the surrounding areas.
If you don’t see your location and its in the Lancashire area GIVE US A CALL:07940575999  CLICK TO CALL

 

Written by Bernadette Kyriacou

Removing Graffiti / Vandalism from Shutters & Bricks Tips

Removing Graffiti Vandalism from your Property 

We all know to well that kids and sometimes adults have too much time on their hands and like to add graffiti anywhere they see a large canvas space. This maybe business shutters, walls and the front of buildings. Sometime the graffiti is very artistic and beautiful, but it has no place on any exterior without prior agreement.

Graffiti causes a major problem, as it not only vandalises your property, but it is very hard to get off.  Sometimes you can have a special coating applied when having the shutter installed; the coating can help with removal of vandalism.  However, sometimes that won’t help. With many years of experience and a professional team, I have put together some helpful tips…

TIPS FOR REMOVAL OF GRAFFITI 

Graffiti on brick surfaces – Unpainted brick surfaces are probably the toughest to get graffiti off

For brick surfaces, especially red brick, we recommend a professional cleanup, using a biodegradable emulsifier. This method minimizes the toll on the surface. It is generally too difficult to tackle a very rough surface with wire brushes and solvents as the finished job will still bear a fair amount of the evidence of the graffiti.

Painted surfaces are probably best repainted, though it would be wise to have a supply of graffiti removal solvent ready for rapid response

Having plenty of matching paint available for immediate cover-up within a day or two of the appearance of graffiti. Rapid response is the key.

  • For surfaces like mailboxes, utility boxes, steel roll-up doors, lampposts –  liquid graffiti removal solvent “Savogram” is a very good graffiti removal solution
  • If you clean the graffiti when it is fresh, it will be mush easier to removed and may only require some light duty steel wool and  spray of solvent
  • Very little solvent should be used if the graffiti is recent – Just spray on some solvent, lightly rub with steel wool and wipe dry.
  • Always wear rubber gloves and lightly wash the affected area after removing the graffiti
  • Always check the directions on any solvents to make sure they are OK to use on the surface you are cleaning

Graffiti on Metal Surfaces

  • Wipe the graffiti with any common paint thinner like WD40, lacquer thinner, acetone or try some graffiti removal products pr light penetrating oil
  • Or try rubbing cleaning it with steel wool or bronze wool / light sandpaper

Graffiti on Wood Surfaces

  • Rub paint thinner over the affected area
  • Try using a hand scraper to gently scrape the graffiti from your fence

Use the wire brush on:

Any surface where you use a wire brush should be a surface, that will over time, weather back to the original color or texture.

  • Some rough metals
  • Smooth stone surfaces
  • Decorative rocks
  • Wood fences
  • Concrete

Use Wire Wool:

  • Brick
  • Metal
  • Metal shutters

Graffiti removal is not a SIMPLE TASK, especially when it involves brick or other rough surfaces. You may only be able to reduce the graffiti to an unrecognisable fade.

Solvents and Cleaners

There are a number of graffiti removal products on the market. Learn about safe use and safe handling. Some of the better known solvents available at major hardware stores can be hazardous to your health. Breathing this stuff is obnoxious and NOT healthy. You need to be aware of wind conditions. You need eye and breathing protection when you use it. Rags used with solvent should be discarded properly. DO NOT KEEP FLAMMABLE RAGS in containers in your vehicle or garage.

The BEST WAY TO GET GRAFFITI REMOVED

DON’T GIVE UP….

That’s why we WFC Cleaning is here with tools, knowledge and experience to do a professional service. You can’t beat a professional graffiti removal service. WFC graffiti removal service use a pressure jet washing service that effectively has the power and heat to clean your graffiti away, with spacial nozzles depending on the surface. Using a pressure washer, you can quickly return your vandalized property to its original state leaving you to get on with your business.

To use our GRAFFITI REMOVAL SERVICES IS SIMPLE!

CALL FOR A free quote… We will Google your property and let you know the price straight away with no obligations. We do a Great Service at a Great PRICE and you will be surprised how affordable it is to get rid of the unsightly graffiti defacing your property.

We always have special offers and we do have discounts for any returning customers.

Our Graffiti Removal services cover Burnley, Blackburn, Accrington, Clitheroe, Whalley, Gisburn, Padiham, Rossendale, Hebden Bridge, Brockhall Village, Skipton, Todmorden, Great Harwood, Darwen and the surrounding areas.

If you don’t see your location and its in the Lancashire area GIVE US A CALL: 07940575999  – Or Email us: Contact us – On a Mobile CLICK TO CALL

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Did You Know we do Shutter Cleaning

 Introducing our Roller Shutter Cleaning Services.

Our Shutter Cleaning Service is available to clean inside and out of your window roller shutters. Most roller shutters are used for shop and commercial property, but some customers have them for other reasons. Holiday homes, hotel car parks, entrances.

Looking after Your Roller Shutters
Commercial roller shutters are a perfect way of safeguarding your premises, providing a secure door that protects your goods or premises from would-be intruders. However, you need to look after your roller shutters to make sure they don’t become damaged and weak, so they can continue to protect your business for as long as possible.

Some basic checks  – Look for any damage or weakness that could jeopardise the safety of you or anyone else. Plus always do regular checks making sure there is no major damage or weakness that could mean your premises are at risk from a break in.

Always look for signs of attempted forced entry, general wear and tear or faults with the safety mechanism and how the rollers operate. Are they working normally or are they getting stuck. If you aren’t sure what you’re looking for or are concerned you have spotted damage contact a professional roller shutter service company or the company you brought them from.

Keep them Clean

Leaving your roller shutter to collect dirt or debris can hinder the performance of the shutter. This can cause the shutter to run slowly or make jerky movements and sometimes block the door from closing properly. To prevent this from happening look after your roller shutters and have them cleaned every 3 months or at the max 6 months. 
You can clean the shutter yourself if you have the right tools and take care to do a good job and not make things worse.

Some Tips

  • Use a stiff bristled brush to clear the ventilation holes and tracks
  • Hose down the shutter
  • Use a sponge and a solution of warm water & soap to wash away any grime
  • Use an absorbent cloth to wipe everything the roller shutter dry
  • Do not attempt to use abrasive cleaners or steel wool ( scrubbing brushes or scrapers on your shutters can damage the surface)
  • Use a lubricant on the rollers, guide rails and bearings to allow the rolling mechanisms to work smoothly and prevent them from rusting
  • When using a hand-operated roller shutter, operate the door carefully
  • Don’t allow the roller door to slam against the ground as this can cause screws to loosen or the mechanisms to snap
  • With electric roller doors, avoid handling the remote roughly or you may cause damage to the buttons
  • If the roller shutter door becomes damaged, ensure you have it repaired as soon as you can
  • A small fault will get worse over time

What are you waiting for?
Have your roller shutters cleaned by the professionals today. We’re just a Call Away and you can take it EASY, while we do the hard work for you.

Our shutter cleaning services cover Burnley, Blackburn, Accrington, Clitheroe, Whalley, Gisburn, Padiham, Rossendale, Hebden Bridge, Brockhall Village, Skipton, Todmorden, Great Harwood, Darwen and the surrounding areas.

If you don’t see your location and its in the Lancashire area GIVE US A CALL:07940575999

On a Mobile CLICK TO CALL

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