What a stunning part of the world, here on our doorstep in beautiful Inishowen County Donegal.
I didn’t know this place existed until Kay and Mick invited me, back in July 2019, to take a look at a property they recently purchased there that didn’t always look like it does today.
Like a large percentage of properties nowadays, throughout Ireland and especially here in the North West of Donegal funghi and moss was well established on the complete exterior to the property.
After our initial careful assessment it was established that to bring the property back to it’s original glory it would need the following procedures to be addressed.
Roof and Capping: Moss and yellow lichen removal using Biocide
Guttering and Downpipes: Emptied and cleaned plus faded areas restored back to black
Walls: Red algae removal using Biocide
Path and Decking: Power washed and treated with Biocide
Windows: Frames and glass cleaning plus ongoing bi monthly window clean setup
Decoration: Paint window reveals, sills and chimney
Roof and Cappings
We always try where possible to work from the top down so as it was in this instance we commenced with the Roof.
We will never walk on any roof to clean so working from ladders at gutter level we use scrapers to remove 90%-95% of the moss and lichen and then we will spray the whole roof using telescopic poles that allows us to get up close to the areas being sprayed thus minimises overspray.
The Bio cleanse products we use for the removal of all algae, lichen, fungi, moss and mould that cause red, green, yellow and black staining is not only completely safe to plants and animals it also has a long term residual effect which keeps the treated areas clean for longer.
Guttering, Fascia, Soffits and Downpipes
Were emptied and cleaned cleaned and where the black finish had dulled to a matt grey appearance this was provided with a treatment that restores them back to a shiny black finish.
Pebbled Dash Walls and Stonework
Depending on the extent of algae infestation a liquid solution is created that is sprayed on from the bottom up and left to do its work. In some areas where it was particularly severe a second coat was applied after 3-4 hours.
Windows and Frames
Virtually all the windows still had the protective tape still in-situ and had got to a point where it had became cracked and fragile. This was removed using a special nozzle we have for the pressure washer that does no damage to the PVC frames
Paths, Decking and Kerbs
These were all cleaned using the pressure washer and then sprayed with our Bio cleanse solution that provides residual cleaning for months and years to come
Around the windows and the chimney was then given a spot of paint to give the whole property a fresh new look. I think you’ll all agree it now has fabulous kerb appeal.
If you’d like to improve the aesthetics of your own property and see what we can do for you