If you rely on a well for water – either for drinking or solely for irrigation – you already know that it tends to contain a higher level of iron and other minerals than treated water. You can smell it and probably even taste it. Unfortunately, over time, you can also begin to see it. If you use well water for your irrigation system, rust and iron deposits can build up on outdoor surfaces causing an unsightly orangey-brown staining. If your sprinkler system reaches far and wide, so can the discoloration.
Well water isn’t the only source of frustrating rust stains. Fertilizers and plant foods often contain metals and minerals like magnesium, iron, copper and zinc. When these come into contact with water, the chemical reaction also results in a rust-like stain, particularly on concrete patios, walkways, and driveways. Additionally, the concrete itself can often contain metallic minerals that oxidize over time causing random rust spots on otherwise clean-looking concrete.
Fortunately, there is a solution. As you prepare your outdoor spaces for summer, consider a professional cleaning to get rid of rust and iron stains. Shore Clean Solutions has years of experience dealing with the results of iron-rich water and other sources of rust stains. We apply a treatment to the affected surfaces before washing to aid in rust removal. Metal furniture, metal and wood fencing, patios and even light colored walls that are most likely to turn orange can all be restored to like-new condition with our effective cleaning system.
Maybe you thought the stains were just something you’d have to live with, but you CAN restore your outdoor areas to make them clean and attractive again. Contact Shore Clean Solutions today to for your rust removal and power washing needs!