Metal buildings have really arrived, considering the number of applications that have been built with this type of construction. The popularity of metal buildings stems from the many benefits they offer, which cannot be achieved with conventional construction. The most attractive of these is their cost-effectiveness and low maintenance.
Take the case of metal wall panels. Wall panels of metal buildings may last for at least 40 years and require minimal maintenance, resulting in a lot of savings in costs.
If you think that the outside wall panels of your metal building need cleaning, then read on.
What you need:
- Clean potable water
- Mild detergent
- Soft nylon brush
- Mineral spirits (optional)
When using ladders, make sure they are secured to the metal buildings and placed on a firm base. Never use abrasive cleaners. They may damage the paint and zinc layers on the metal panels of metal buildings.
If sand and dust have already accumulated on the outside walls, remove these with clean potable water and a soft nylon brush. Sand and dust promotes moisture retention, which would lead to the breakdown of the paint and the protective zinc layers of the metal panels. If this happens, corrosion will start. Use the ladder to start from the highest and make your way to the lowest. As a final rinse, hose the walls down with potable water.
However, for metal buildings located close to marine environments and in industrial areas where pollution is high, water alone will not do the job. To remove the dirt and grime and maybe, saline deposits that stuck to the wall panels, add mild detergent to the initial wash. As usual, use a soft nylon brush to gently clean the surface. Use mineral spirits, followed by a detergent solution to remove oil, grease, tar or wax. As usual, rinse with clean potable water.
Cleaning the outside wall panels of metal buildings is easy and you don’t have to do it very often. If you think the job is too much for you to do, you can hire a professional to do it for you.