Impregnation Sealers | Cleaning Chemicals | Heavy Duty Cleaning
Thanks to hydrophobizing impregnation, the capillary water absorption of a façade through rain and splashwater is significantly reduced. The water repelling, hydrophobic treatment is therefore a sensible damage-preventing and/or supplementary measure.
For everyday cleaning chemicals, it is important they work effectively and efficiently because so much time is spent using them. You want to get the job done right the first time.
Heavy Duty Cleaning
When common cleaning chemicals just don't cut it, you move onto the heavy duty chemicals. These include acid cleaners and heavy duty degreasers. Stubborn carbon stains that have accumulated over hundreds of years need an extra kick to be removed and expose the beautiful masonry underneath.
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It is first necessary to identify all the building materials involved such as granites (polished/unpolished; sandstones (red, cream and buff); brick, terracotta and brick-type tiles; calcited stones (including Portland, BATH, limestone, marble and slates); glass; PVC; aluminium; iron work and paint protected surfaces.
The degree and type of soiling present needs consideration. Heavily soiled surfaces, particularly those with carbon black deposits, may need more detailed or repeated degreasing.
It is then necessary to identify the names of the products suitable for use in each specific case, also the alternative techniques which can be used, with considerations for time and efficiency, costs, environmental requirements and safety.
It is important that operatives are adequately trained and experienced; familiar with correct procedures and have correct equipment on site including first aid materials.
When selecting the techniques and appropriate Intachem Solutions, verify that the chemicals being used will not adversely affect other materials nearby or underneath. Washed down debris disposal must comply with local authorities requirements i.e., the debris from paint removal operations may need containment, polished granite and glass needs suitable protection, good ventilation is essential and in normal external use the Intachem range of chemicals have been tested behind close sheeted scaffolding to ensure that no hazards arise from dangerous fumes.
Chemicals on any site should be the responsibility of some designated person with respect to safe storage and handling. Any spillages should be dealt with immediately, nobody should be permitted near to or underneath any areas being cleaned. At the end of each day the area, scaffolding boards, equipment etc., should be washed down.
The general principle behind acidic cleaning is always the same: the acidic components penetrate or infiltrate the dirt crust from behind causing it to dissolve. The surfactants allow the surface to be moistened, encapsulate the dirt and allow it to be washed off. Remmers BFA inhibitors work differently and are easy to use. It serves to remove all types of biological contamination and acts as a protective layer to prevent more dirt collecting.
The same rule applies to every cleaning process: ‘As intensively as necessary, but as gently as possible.’ Since both the contaminated substrate and the type and extent of the pollution can vary enormously, it is often very challenging to recommend the right product. It is therefore always recommended to carry out a test area in advance.
Quick Clean is a concentrated, alkaline, low odour, non-caustic, anti-static cleaning and degreasing agent for hard surfaces.
Quick Clean has a rapi~ wipe off cleaning effect and is totally phosphate free.
It is not viscous like HD400, with care it can be applied by spray. It is a special formulation for the breaking down and removal of black carbon dirt, oils and greases from any masonry surface.
Concrete Remover is for removing cement contamination from a wide range of substrates. It is formulated to clean concrete mixers, pumps and GRC moulds, cement silos, associated plant and tools.
Deep Kleen Plus
Deep Kleen Plus is a caustic based, heavy duty, alkaline sanitizing cleaner. It has been specially designed for use in the food processing and agricultural industries for the removal of animal fats and proteins.
Tilt Cleaner is a fast acting versatile cleaner developed for the road transport industry as a heavy soil and traffic film remover, for those jobs where the use of a strong alkaline detergent is required.
766 Limestone & Masonry Prewash
When used properly, the prewash dissolves and assists in removing heavy carbon encrustations from brick, terra cotta, sandstone, limestone and most other masonry.
Limestone & Masonry Afterwash
When used properly, this two-part cleaning system removes heavy carbon, dirt and other atmospheric stains from porous limestone, concrete and most other porous masonry surfaces.