Mould… only a memory! House washing in St Lucia

Around Brisbane we see many buildings and homes with mould issues. You’ve probably heard of black mould but there are more than one hundred types of mould commonly found in and on homes, which can appear green, yellow, brown, grey or even white.  It can be hard to identify mould by its appearance as it can vary due to many factors including the surface it is growing on. It is often found growing on the roof, eaves, and interior or exterior walls of buildings. But never in your fridge 😉  Not only can mould look unattractive, it can do a lot of damage to your property too. Mould comes from the family of fungi. Some diseases of animals and humans can be caused by ingesting or inhaling mould spores or toxic compounds produced by moulds. Some symptoms can be skin rashes or respiratory difficulties and it is best to consult a doctor in this case. For this reason, our professional building cleaners & house washing experts at Get It Clean have a specialised treatment plan for removing this unsightly problem from your property.

  1. Using PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) including gloves and mask we spray on our mould removal cleaning solution and scrub your building with brushes to remove mould and other building dirt and grime.
  2. We thoroughly rinse to restore your building or home to a ‘mould free’ state!

Early intervention is definitely a key strategy when it comes to exterior building mould removal, and will save you money in the long run.  Call Get It Clean now to rid your property of mould and free expert advice on how to deal with this unpleasant and unwelcome guest!

Operation Bat Dung! Building Washing in Hamilton

Have you noticed piles of faecal material (like the one in the photo) around your building or home? If so then you probably have bats! You will notice also that the faeces may have a shiny speckled appearance (from all the insect wings) and will crumble like dust when touched.

Guano is another term used for bat droppings.  Bat guano carries fungal spores that cause Histoplasmosis which can be fatal to humans. Histoplasmosis is contracted as a result of inhaling faecal dust matter from the droppings.  Bat guano must be handled similarly to asbestos since the threat of disease is high. Our professional building cleaners at Get It Clean have a very specific plan of action when it comes to removing the guano.

  1. Use appropriate PPE (Personal Protective Equipment), including a HEPA filter mask.
  2. Wet down the affected area with a specially made microban germicidal cleaner concentrate and allow it to break down the guano.
  3. Our building washing team will wash away all the matter and thoroughly rinse all affected surfaces to restore your building to a bat guano free building!

Buildings where bats have resided in or around for years can suffer incredible damage from guano and urine left behind.  The key to minimal damage is regular cleaning and maintenance. Get It Clean, Brisbane’s premier house washing and commercial building washing company, is happy to advise you if you have a problem like this or provide you with a quotation to have it removed.

Shutters @ Nundah, A Great Option For Windows…And YES! We Clean Them

Want privacy, while still allowing air flow through your home or business? Shutters are a good looking, practical option for your windows. Best of all they are relatively low maintenance…. And that is where we can help you.  Every now and then they do need a good clean to get off accumulated dirt, mould and shot-gun algae, even dreaded bat poo. Our house washing professionals clean many types of shutters such as Thermoshield, Plantation, Vista, Timber and PVC. They also use several techniques depending on the type of shutters you have. In the case of these Thermosheild shutters in the picture our house washing professionals at Get It Clean have a two part shutter cleaning process:

  1. Spray on our custom made shutter cleaning detergent and leave it for 5 minutes to do its work.
  2. Brush and rinse thoroughly for an excellent result.

To remove shot-gun algae we used white sponge treatment which brings the shutters up beautifully. To reinvigorate and get your shutters to sparkle like new call us now on 0404 802 530 and we can have a house washing specialist visit you for a quote.

Window Cleaning on our Beautiful Brisbane River

This Brisbane family are entertaining on the weekend and didn’t want dirty poolside glass to detract from their stunning Brissy River views, so they called the Get It Clean team to do their window cleaning.

When this type of frameless pool glass is clean you should barely notice it’s there.

Nothing makes a weekend BBQ with friends more enjoyable than good food, good wine and a great view! (uninterrupted by grime!)

To see your view more clearly call Get It Clean now for a window cleaning glass makeover… and sorry we can’t organise the BBQ!

Window Cleaning Hard Water Stains @ Newstead – What Are The Options?

Do you know what hard water stains are? They’re fair dinkum water stains!

Water stains can appear on any glass where there is a regular stream of water touching the glass or flowing over it. This occurs when the minerals in water slowly deposit themselves on the glass over time and build up to leave stains just like in this picture. Not only does it look unsightly but the longer you leave it the bigger the job it becomes to get rid of it. Normal window washing by professional windows cleaners using an applicator and squeegee will not solve this problem.

So how can these marks be cleaned away?

You basically have two options:

1. Buy a do it yourself product. There are several well-known brands. You apply the paste to the glass. The glass then needs to be polished. This process can be very time consuming and often the results are disappointing.

2.The second option is to contact professional water stain removers. We have recommended the Water Stain Doctor before with good results.

One last caution: glass polishing can be expensive so get a few quotes.

So if you see any signs of a water stain developing on your building it is best to get a professional cleaner onto it straight away, and regular maintenance can help you avoid the problem altogether.

For more advice on those difficult cleaning problems give us a call. Get it Clean has the experience to solve all your cleaning dilemmas.

Washing a Mouldy Awning in St Lucia Saves It From Being Replaced

Think your mouldy awnings need replacing?

Call Get It Clean first and we could save you a lot of money by simply doing a little awning washing for you.

If you take a look at the picture you will see how the black mould and mildew has built up on the awning over time.

It is usually about this point most owners might think that the awning is too far gone and would need replacing. Had it been left a little longer perhaps that would have been the case.

This home owner was savvy though and, as we were there to wash down the exterior of their house and clean the windows anyway, decided to get our opinion on whether cleaning their awning would make any difference.

We have special detergents and soft bristled brushes designed especially to clean awnings without damaging them – so we definitely knew we could bring this one back to life.

And so once we had completed the house washing and window cleaning at this property in St Lucia, we gave the front facade a facelift by restoring this awning to it’s original stunning white.

High Rise Window Cleaning at a Brisbane Hospital

Some people can’t bear to stand close to windows in a high rise – even when they are safely on the inside of the building.

Our Get it Clean team however love the view from the outside as they meticulously clean your building’s windows.

Today we are at one of Brisbane’s premier hospitals and our team of expert technical rope access workers are cleaning the windows of  this 10 storey high building.

This crystal clear Autumn day makes high rise window cleaning conditions just perfect! And by the time we were done, the windows were crystal clear and clean too.

Afraid of heights? If so, then you had best let us take care your commercial high rise window cleaning!

 

Mind the Gap! House Washing at Bridgeman Downs

Today the Get It Clean team was house washing and window cleaning at Bridgeman Downs.

One of the questions we get a lot is – “I have noticed a few gaps on the outside of my house where water could potentially get in. Can you still wash my house?”

Believe it or not, a lot of homes have gaps between panels or windows. These can occur over time as your house expands and contracts (with heat or moisture) … or as soil under the building foundation moves.

The answer is of course – yes! We can still safely wash down your home and prevent water entering your house even if there are a few gaps!

Before washing your house we check the exterior for where water might be able to enter and temporarily seal it using our “magical” easy peel tape. It does a great job of sealing any gap AND comes off easily without damaging the paint on your home.

Fortunately at this Bridgeman Downs house, one of our professionally trained house washers noticed a massive gap the owner wasn’t even aware of between the exterior wall and the sliding door.

We take great care to make sure no water gets inside by meticulously taping up just gaps like this (see image).

And after we had finished washing the house and removed the gap sealing tape, the owner was thrilled saying she “felt the house looked like it had had a paint job!”.

To get your home looking like it’s just had a new paint job in far less time and for far less cost – contact us and give us a call, we’d love to help.

Commercial Property at Eagle Farm Has Years of Window Cobweb Build Up Cleaned Away

The local Daddy Long Legs adopted a ‘not happy Jan’ attitude when we cleaned the windows in this commercial property.

Dust and cobwebs had been left undisturbed for several years giving our professional window cleaners a real challenge.

In total there were 878 panes of glass … that is a LOT of cobwbes.

If you think you might have a tough window cleaning job ahead of you – give us a call, you will be amazed at what we can do.

Industrial Window Cleaning at Crestmead

Our Brisbane window cleaners were kept busy at this substantial industrial warehouse in Cresmead today!

With semi trailers coming and going all day long and stock constantly moving in and out of the warehouse – there was dirt as far as the eye can see!

But where ever there is dirt we can help.

Our experienced window cleaners soon had the glass window panes clean again – And there’s now a little more natural light making it’s way into the warehouse.