Pressure Washing Tips

You may not be able to see the dirt and grimy buildup on the exterior of your home, but believe me, it’s there. This accumulation of dirt is not a reflection on your cleaning or home maintenance abilities—it’s simply part of your house being exposed to the elements.

But that doesn’t mean that you have to sit idly by as years of grime dull your beautiful home. Instead, use a pressure washer to remove the dirt and bring your home’s exterior back to life. Sounds easy enough, right?

Well, pressure washers can cause a lot of damage if you don’t know what you’re doing, so it’s important to do a little research before getting started. If you’ve never used a pressure washer, you’ve come to the right place. We have many years experience using pressure washing equipment and are here to help .

Petrol or Electric Pressure Washer?

Pressure washers work by using a pump to increase the pressure of water flowing through the attached hose. That pump can be powered by petrol, deisel or by electricity, and there are pros and cons to both.

We use petrol pressure washer because they provide higher PSI (pounds of pressure per square inch) and GPM (gallons of water per minute) than an electric version. The extra power means that we can clean surfaces much quicker and to a better standard.

Your circumstances and needs may differ, so use the information below to help guide your decision.

Petrol pressure washers

  • Pro: Petrol powered pressure washers can produce a wide range of PSI and GPM levels, which means that they clean faster and more efficiently than electric models.

  • Pro: Petrol pressure washers are cordless, so if you aren’t near a power outlet, you’ll still be able to work.

  • Con: Petrol engines—even small ones—require consistent maintenance. You will need to periodically change the oil in your Petrol pressure washer and make sure that you use the proper fuel additives if you plan to store the machine for an extended period of time.

  • Con: Petrol engines are louder than electric engines, and they do produce emissions. You cannot use a Petrol powered pressure washer indoors or in covered spaces.

  • Con: Petrol pressure washers are a lot more expensive than your standard electric pressure washer.

Electric pressure washers

  • Pro: Electric pressure washers do not produce harmful emissions—if you had to, you could use one indoors (though you would want hearing protection and a reliable way to remove the water).

  • Pro: An electric engine means that you don’t have to worry about oil changes and other maintenance tasks.

  • Con: An electric pressure washer simply cannot produce the power of a gas-powered model. If you need to clean a large or especially dirty area, an electric pressure washer will take much longer to complete the job (and you may not see the results you hoped for).

  • Con: Because they require a power outlet, electric pressure washers are not as portable as gasoline versions.

What Size Pressure Washer is Best?

Regardless of whether you choose a petrol or electric pressure washer, you will also need to make a decision about the size of the engine. Like any other engine-powered machine, the size of the engine determines the total power of the unit. A small engine will not be able to produce the water pressure or the gallon-per-minute output of a larger engine.

Generally speaking, pressure washer engines are categorized four ways:

  • Light duty

  • Medium duty

  • Heavy duty

  • Extra-heavy or professional duty

Light-duty pressure washers produce water pressure levels under 2,000 PSI. If you only plan to clean the occasional outdoor household item or a small deck or patio, a light-duty electric pressure washer is perfectly sufficient.

medium-duty pressure washer is what you’ll need if you’d like to clean your home’s siding, driveway, or fencing in addition to smaller jobs around the house. A pressure washer of this size produces water pressure levels between 2,000 and 2,800 PSI.

If you know you’ll be cleaning large areas of concrete or needing to reach a second story, a heavy-duty pressure washer may be your best bet. Heavy-duty pressure washers reach pressure levels of between 2,900 and 3,300 PSI.

Planning to do a lot of pressure washing? Are you preparing your home’s exterior for a repainting job? If so, consider investing in a professional-grade pressure washer or calling the us! The extra-heavy-duty engine of this type of pressure washer is designed to handle many work hours and produce water pressure levels of 3,300 PSI and higher.

Regardless of which pressure washer you choose, remember to take the GPM measurement into account, too this can be just as important as PSI !

Which Nozzle is Best for the Job?

While the size of the pressure washer’s engine determines the machine’s overall power, the nozzle you choose determines the angle of the water stream. This angle is important because it affects what the water stream can do—a narrow-angle spray is more powerful than a large-angle spray.

Luckily, pressure washer nozzles are universally color coded:

  • Red: A red tip is the narrowest angle—zero degrees. This tip creates a water stream that can do a lot of damage, so be careful if you need to use it. Don’t use a red-tipped nozzle up close to any surface.

  • Yellow: The yellow tip creates a spray with a 15-degree angle. Reach for this nozzle when you need to pressure wash concrete around your house.

  • Green: A green tip produces a 25-degree spray that works well for all-purpose household pressure washing. This is the nozzle to use if it’s time to wash your car or clean mildew that has accumulated on your patio furniture or deck.

  • White: Perhaps the most user-friendly nozzle, a white tip produces a 40-degree spray. Use the white tip if you’re embarking on an exterior home cleaning adventure. A white-tipped nozzle is suitable for windows and siding.

  • Black: Producing a spray angle of 65 degrees, a black nozzle is the gentlest. In fact, this spray is so light that it won’t remove dirt or stains; instead, use this nozzle when you need to make a surface wet.

For even more efficient cleaning, consider using an attachment that was designed specifically for the job you need to complete. Here are some popular pressure washer attachments:

  • Surface cleaner: This attachment uses a spinning bar to distribute the high-pressure stream of water over a larger surface area than a single spray alone. This attachment is helpful for cleaning large expanses of concrete, like a driveway.

  • Rotary nozzle: Also called a turbo nozzle, a rotary tip produces a spinning zero-degree water stream. This nozzle is especially useful for removing difficult stains and grimy buildup.

  • Pressure washing broom: Similar to a surface cleaner attachment, a pressure washing broom divides a single water jet into two or three for more power and a larger cleaning area.

  • Expandable wand: An expandable wand will give you more reach when you need to clean surfaces up high without using a ladder.

  • Soap/detergent reservoir: A soap/detergent reservoir attaches to the pressure washer and adds cleaning solution into the jet of water. Be sure to use the right nozzle for this job—a water stream that is too strong will force soap into the surface, which can cause damage.

How to Pressure Wash

Pressure washing can be a messy job—and dangerous if it isn’t done correctly—so it’s important to take the time to adequately prepare.

Here are the safety tips I followed as a beginner:

  • For any pressure washing job, be sure to wear eye protection and hearing protection. Pressure washers are loud, and the high pressure of the water means that debris and water will spray back toward you.

  • Until you gain confidence with the pressure washer, hold the wand securely with both hands so that it won’t fly out of your grip.

  • Keep the spray tip approximately 18 inches away from the surface you’re cleaning to minimize the risk of damage.

If you are thinking about pressure washing painted siding (or any other painted surface) from before 1978, don’t. Contact a professional pressure washer instead. Old paint can flake off when pressure washed, and neither you nor anyone else in your family—pets included—need to breathe in or accidentally consume lead paint chips or dust.

Check out these tips for safely pressure washing a few common areas around the house:

Cleaning a wood deck or fence

Pressure washing is a fantastic way to bring your wood deck or fence back to life, and it’s a project you can complete in a weekend. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A Petrol pressure washer—you can use an electric power washer, but keep in mind that the job will take longer

  • A green-tipped nozzle for a 25-degree spray

  • Wood sealer of your choice

If this is your first time working with a pressure washer, I highly recommend you do a similar test run before beginning your project in earnest. Most fences and decks are constructed from relatively soft woods, such as pine or cedar, and it’s easy to strip off more of the surface than you intended.

Here are my tips for getting results you’ll be proud of:

  • Move the pressure washer’s wand in an even, up-and-down motion.

  • For the most even cleaning, try not to let the spray linger in any one place. As you’re getting the hang of it, you may need to make a couple of passes over the same spot, but that’s much better than getting too aggressive and damaging the wood.

  • Don’t stop the spray in the middle of a board—wait until you’re at the top or bottom.

  • Likewise, don’t start spraying in the middle of a board.

  • Use overlapping strokes to avoid visible lines.

Once you’ve finished pressure washing, it’s time to seal the wood to protect it from the elements. But first, let the wood dry for at least a day.

We also offer a soft-washing service which is great for cleaning wood with causing and damage at all.


  • A good clean with a broom and strong detergent.

  • Apply a weed preventative between joints of your block paving.

  • If using a power washer, it should be angled at 30°and sprayed diagonally on a medium pressure.

  • Make sure all cleaning product has been rinsed away.

  • Re-sand or re-point any joints if necessary.


  • Different stains and spillages require different treatments.

  • The application of any treatment should be carried out on a small section of the affected area first, with manufacturer’s instructions strictly followed.

  • Try to identify the source of the staining (e.g rust from iron gutters) and repair it. This will prevent any further staining to your paving.

  • We have advise on how to remove and treat the following stains – moss, algae, rust, grease, oil, paint , tyre marks and more.


  • Wear protective clothing.

  • Ensure there is sufficient ventilation is when using chemicals.

  • Whilst using chemicals, extra care has to be taken to avoid damaging or staining adjoining material.

  • Whilst diluting acids, remember to always add acid to water and not water to acid.

  • Any clothes that have been stained with chemicals need to be safely disposed of.

  • Safeguard the operating area so that there are no hazards for those working in the surrounding areas.

  • Any excess run off material must be safely disposed of.


After initial installation, any product containing cement may exhibit a temporary white discolouration known as efflorescence.  This is not a product fault and will gradually disappear with exposure to natural weathering and trafficking.

  • Wash the designated area with a propriety biodegradable citric acid based cleaner. It may be necessary to repeat this treatment depending on the severity of the efflorescence and localised conditions

  • Chemical methods of removal should never be used on clay products.

  • Wire brushes should not be used for cleaning the clay paving surface.

Initial Block Paving Maintenance
• For the first few weeks after being laid, the joints between a block paved surface will be relatively porous. Ingress of water from rain or other sources will consolidate the jointing sand and even flush it out (particularly on sloping sites). It is important that these joints are topped up with jointing sand to prevent damage to your driveway.

General Block Paving Maintenance
• A general clean at the start of Spring with a stiff broom and a good detergent followed by the application of a proprietary weed preventative restricts the ingress of weeds between joints which can affect the long-term durability of your patio/driveway

  • If you use a power washer to clean your patio/driveway, the water jet should be angled at no more than 30° to the paved surface and sprayed diagonal across the joints.

  • When using any cleaning product, you must ensure it is thoroughly rinsed from the surface and channelled to suitable drainage points. Once this has been done, inspect the integrity of all the paving joints, and re-sand or re-point any damaged joints as necessary.

Cleaning concrete

Obvious stains and mildewed areas on concrete are relatively easy to spot, but everyday dirt buildup is frequently overlooked.

If you’d like to pressure wash your own concrete driveway, walkway, or patio, here is what you’ll need:

  • High-GPM pressure washer

  • Yellow-tipped nozzle for a 15-degree spray

  • Cleaning solution specially formulated for use on concrete

  • Stiff scrubbing brush

  • Protective gear—goggles and gloves, at minimum

You’ll need a very high-pressure stream of water to clean concrete, so it’s important to protect yourself from any flying debris (including pieces of concrete) worked loose by the water. Here’s how to pressure wash concrete safely and efficiently:

  • Thoroughly sweep and brush off the surface before you start.

  • If your driveway has been stained by motor oil or another fluid, pretreat those areas by using the stiff brush to scrub the stains with concrete cleaning solution.

  • When you’re ready to pressure wash the surface, be sure to use the right nozzle

  • If the stubborn stains need more help, add soap to the pressure washer’s detergent reservoir and switch to the nozzle labeled “soap.”

Particularly tough stains may need a few passes with the pressure washer.

The Bottom Line

It is an important part of taking good care of your home. You may decide that pressure washing is just too much of a hassle. And that’s OK! It’s a dirty job, after all, and you’re virtually guaranteed to get soaking wet. If you’d rather let someone else take care of the pressure washing, contact a US for a free quotation.

Diamond Shine

What is Soft Washing?

What is Soft Washing?

Soft washing is a safe and very effective low pressure cleaning method. It allows cleaning and sanitising from the safety of the ground or a platform using low pressure equipment that will effectively clean and sanitise exterior surfaces with soft washing chemical.

Soft washing takes a scientific approach to cleaning by using quality eco-friendly Softwash products blended for all kinds of projects. Soft washing is the science behind organic growth; this gives a greater understanding into the most likely causes of organic growth and discolouration. Most of the dirt on properties is living organic bio film or carbon. Soft wash treatments will treat the root cause of the growths, and kill the spores, without damaging the property or harming the environment in any way. Soft washing treats unwanted biological growth and fungus, moss, red and green algae, bacteria, lichen, pollen, mold and other forms of embedded growth on an exterior surface without high pressure. By using low pressure pumps to clean and rinse with minimal pressures.

Soft washing is the fastest and very effective hard surface cleaning method in the UK market producing excellent results. Soft washing can keep surfaces clean for up to 5 years following treatment dependant on weather conditions and position of property. It does not “bio accumulate” and breaks down rapidly on contact with soil to give it a very low environmental footprint. So once dry it is harmless to children and pets.

How is Soft washing different to pressure washing?

Pressure washing is when you use high pressure water to remove mold, algae, lichen, moss, and other contaminants from any surface. Pressure washing will give you immediate results that look good however they may last for a short period of time. Traditional power washing methods rely on high pressures to literally, blast dirt and grime from the surface. Unfortunately a high pressure jet wash can sometimes cause irreversible damage when not used properly and cause unwanted effects if used incorrectly or used on the wrong surface.

Soft washing advantages over power washing:

•Uses less water 
•Longer lasting results 
•Little noise 
•Is safe for all known building materials 
•More cost effective clean 
•Kills the spores left behind by pressure washing 
•Does not damage the surface or exaggerate the weathering affect



On most modern estates through out the uk, rendered buildings are becoming a common site. Previously almost all houses that were built were done so using brick and left this way, now building companies are trying to make every house look individual and in doing so are putting a rendered finish on some. The pictures provided above of render cleaning in Gloucester show the types of the dirt that can be expected.


Your home is the normally the biggest cost of your life, you spend most of your time in or around it, its where you raise your family and live. Is it not common sense to keep it looking at its best and to keep up to date with maintenance. With render being a more common finish all of the time, this is now part of the maintenance of a house.

Leaving it can make your house look unsightly which can negatively affect the the valuation of your house. Leaving this even longer can actually damage the render, if moss and algae are allowed to grow on the surface this can prematurely “rot” the minerals in the render. If left to freeze and expand can blow the surface off the render, which in turn can then be a breeding space for more moss…and so the cycle begins again.


The way we clean your render depends on quite a few factors, some of these being;

  • How dirty the render is

  • Access in and around the building

  • How quickly the building needs to be clean

  • If chemicals can be used on site

  • Plant life in the area

  • If it is a pedestrian area


These are just some of the factors that have to be taken into account if you need your render cleaning.


Don’t think that your render can simply be cleaned with a pressure washer, this will cause damage that is very hard to repair.

Call in the professionals for a free quote and a free test patch to show you how clean we can get your render cleaning.  

Contact us today!

Pressure washing at Sir Thomas Rich's School, Gloucester

We were asked by Sir Thomas Rich's School of Gloucester to pressure wash one of there courtyards that has not been cleaned in many years. We cleaned all of the patio and block paved areas, the top concrete skirt and to complete the job we cleaned the windows and glass canopy. As you can see from the pictures there is a dramatic difference and the client is over the moon with the outcome.

If you have a property the needs pressure washing in Gloucester do not hesitate to give a call for a free quotation. 

The benefits of water-fed pole systems

The water-fed pole is one of the window cleaner’s most versatile and trustworthy tools. Residential and commercial window cleaners alike use it to bring sparkle to high windows that other hand-held tools cannot reach. The handy contraption can reach up to 70 feet – that’s about seven storeys! It enables windows to be cleaned accurately, efficiently and safely from the ground, rather than the cleaner having to abseil or use a cradle or cherry picker. Here are just some of the many benefits of using the water-fed pole for commercial cleaning


The water-fed pole system is incredibly versatile, so window cleaners can use it for a number of different tasks. This saves the need for multiple bits of equipment. By having the water-fed pole as the go-to solution for cleaning the first seven storeys of a building, window cleaners can work quickly and efficiently to get the building in sparkling condition.


Ladders are not often used in commercial cleaning, as the size of the buildings is usually too large and water-fed poles are a much safer and more efficient option. With water-fed poles, window cleaners can clean areas of glass that are beyond their natural reach without having to take their feet off the ground. They are a good option for cleaning higher storeys without requiring fall-arrest equipment.

Environmental friendliness

Water-fed pole systems use pure water, which is water that has been treated to remove any impurities. As it does not use harsh chemicals or detergents, it is an environmentally friendly option for cleaning windows. While water-fed poles are excellent water savers and reduce the amount of water that is wasted during the cleaning process, pure water ensures that, if any water does come into contact with surrounding plant life, it will not cause any damage.

A sparkling finish

The pure water system that is used with water-fed poles means that a better finish is achieved on the windows, as no residue is left behind from chemicals or detergents. The brush on the end of the water-fed pole loosens any grime and dirt on the window, while the pure water washes it away – meaning no scrubbing or close-up cleaning is necessary.

Here at Diamond shine, our high-tech window cleaning equipment means that we always have the right tools for the job – whether that’s a water-fed pole or a cherry picker. If your building in Gloucester, Cheltenham and the surrounding areas needs cleaning, just contact us today!


How to Choose a Window Cleaning Company in Gloucester and Cheltenham

Choosing the right window cleaning company can be confusing and everybody knows it. You must check different prices, insurance policies, secret clauses and so on and so on.

So we have made it easier for you and made this extremely helpful guide on how to choose a window cleaning company by yourself.

How to Choose a Window Cleaning Company Website

Needless to say, there is a mountain of websites to choose from when you start looking for the right company. This also makes it a lot easier for frauds to take advantage of you. The best way to protect yourself is to get educated.

  • Search for websites with more than one page. If there is a website that offers services and has only one page, it’s most possibly a fraud.
  • Find websites with easy navigation. Cluttered websites and websites with difficult readability might be owned by a legitimate company, but in general this is a symptom of bad advertising and irresponsible promotion. Also, it’s possible the company has shut down and they just left the website hanging. You don’t need to waste time on this.
  • Pay attention to websites that offer multiple contact availability. A responsible window cleaning company will make it possible for their customers to get in touch in various ways. If someone only offers a phone and nothing else, they lack professionalism. For example, Fantastic Window Cleaners offers contacts by phone, email, booking form and chat feature.
  • Note if they have social media pages. These days, it’s impossible to run a business without at least one social media page. The icons give a sense of security. Also, you can follow the company’s work on social media and make sure they are a good option.
  • Check the website on mobile. Since the number of people browsing the internet on phones increases, most professional companies make sure their website is easily reached on a mobile device. If the website is comfortable to use on your phone, this is the company you need.

How to Choose a Window Cleaning Company

Once you set your eyes on at least a few professional looking websites, it’s time to search for the most valuable information. This will narrow the circle for you.

  • See if they offer insurance. The first thing look at is this – no self respecting window cleaner would miss mentioning this on their website.
  • Notice if they list benefits. A company that invested in a good informative website, knows that the most important point potential clients look at, is benefits. They will list all their best points. If there aren’t any benefits visible, you can move on to the next website.
  • Do they offer satisfaction guarantee? If the company is professional, they are not afraid to list this in their benefits.
  • Are there other services? Some companies might offer other services except window cleaning. This type would list a menu with separate pages with a description of each service.
  • Is there a lot of information? The more detailed the information, the better. Not only information how they do the service, but also prices for orientation, payment options, deals and discounts, coverage area, possible blog, etc. Every professional knows transparency is key. Pros have nothing to hide.
  • Are there pictures? Pros are not afraid to show a picture of their work on their website.
  • Are there testimonials? Pros are not afraid to boast a little.

What Questions to Ask a Window Cleaner

Finally, you should have been left with a few professional and responsible looking companies. Now is the right time to get in touch with a representative and talk about your specific case in order to be sure they can offer you a customised service.

Here are the 5 most important questions to ask.

Q: Are you going to clean only the glass, or the frames and sills as well?

A: Some cleaners clean all of it, some don’t and will charge extra. It is important to know that in advance. Most companies who use water-fed pole systems, like us, include them in the price. So if you see a price which is suspiciously low, ask them if it includes those elements in the cleaning as well.

Q: Will you be able to reach all the windows from outside, or do you need to clean some of them from the inside?

A: We don’t need to explain how inconvenient it could be if they must clean them from the inside. Someone must be home to let the cleaner in and that’s not practical. This mostly happens if you have hard to reach windows on the second/third floor and the cleaner must use a ladder to reach them.

Q: Will you remove adhesive substances/stubborn marks?

A: Some might not carry the necessary tools, others could charge extra. So if you’ve spotted a bad mark on some window and you’re not sure, ask in advance.

Q: Is this the final price or will VAT be added?

A: Some companies might held that information back and suddenly your bill is 20% higher. It’s not correct but technically it’s not against the law. Also ask if there might be any extra charges. With, the free quote you receive is always the full price, but there are others that might charge extra for long distance of the address or other hidden stuff.

Q: Are you using water-fed poles or ladders?

A: This might actually be the most important question. If they are using water-fed poles, they most probably will clean the frames and sills and will easily reach every window, with no need to come inside.

In the process, you might have even more questions, don’t hesitate to ask them everything. You can also evaluate the way the call centre representative works with you. And, this is how to choose a window cleaner. We wish you luck in your search.

Nice start to the year at The Chocolate Quarter, Keynsham

We are back at the Chocolate Quarter in Keynsham to complete the builders window clean on last block of three. All the windows and frames have been cleaned from plaster, cement, silicone and limescale and are now looking brand new. 

We carry out an extensive range of builders cleaning services including

  • Sparkle Cleans
  • Contract Cleans
  • Pre-Entry
  • Occupation Cleans - available for large, medium and small sized construction companies
  • Window Cleaning

Builders cleans are normally carried out during the advanced stages of construction or refurbishment and prior to handover or occupation by their clients. Our builders clean services can vary in size from just a few offices, a warehouse floor, or an entire production facility with cleaning projects lasting from just one day's attendance or phased works lasting up to a year or more.

Get in contact with us for a free site survey and quotation.

Gutter clearance at St Matthews Church, Stroud

Church buildings have a variety of architectural styles and layouts and can have a more complicated guttering and drainage system than on other standard buildings and because they are often listed, they can have special gutter cleaning requirements.

Our gutter cleaning team recently completed gutter cleaning and maintenance for St Matthews Church, Stroud, Gloucestershire using a cherry picker to access the guttering safely. This makes it easy to get to those gutters that cannot normally be accessed.

Gutters, roof/floor gulleys and downpipes were blocked or heavily restricted, causing damp  and damage to the brickwork and foundations. Churches are prone to gutter problems, often because of where they are located in rural areas, and often surrounded by trees.

Church Guttering Repairs

It is imperative that guttering repairs identified are fixed at the earliest opportunity to prevent damage to the church and its foundations. Our gutter repair teams are fully equipped to carry out repairs that meet the required standards on listed buildings.

Please contact us if you would like a FREE church gutter cleaning quote by our experienced gutter cleaning maintenance team. Its FREE and EASY!

School window cleaning service in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud

It is time to save money on your window cleaning costs. By filling out the form and sending it, you can set in motion the process of reducing your yearly window cleaning charge. So many schools in Gloucestershire have reduced their costs in this way. We clean many schools in Gloucestershire such as Millbrook academy in Brockworth, Coopers edge school in Brockworth, Sir Thomas Rich's in Longlevens, Marling school in Stroud, Cambridge school and many more.

Why use us?

With many years experience under our belt we are in a position to offer the very best window cleaning service at the best price.

Health & Safety

ou no doubt will require a risk assessment, method statement, a copy of our Health & Safety Policy and proof of Public Liability insurance.

Concerned about the use of ladders for the operative and members of the public? Now this is no longer an issue. We have many years experience with the Reach and Wash window cleaning method, comfortably reaching up to the 5th floor using super light weight water fed poles, safer quicker and more efficient, spending less time on site and reducing costs.

Quick Safe and Efficient

ou may require 2 or just one clean a year, the school may take 4 days or just one day to clean, whatever is necessary we will fit in with your requirements.  

Request a free quote

So lets start the process in one or two ways, call us on 01452 346124 and leave your name, telephone number and the name of the school on our voicemail, email us or simply fill out the form below.

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Conservatory cleaning service in Gloucester, Cheltenham and Stroud


It’s quite probable that your conservatory is your favourite room in your house, but it’s just as likely that it will only remain your favourite room as long as you keep those countless panes of glass spotlessly clean – which is where we come in at Diamond Shine based in Gloucester. Hire our services and we’ll work hard to restore all your conservatory windows to their initial pristine brilliance.

If you do want to ensure that your conservatory lasts as long as the rest of your house, then it will pay you to have the windows and frames cleaned on a regular basis, as well as keeping up with any maintenance work that is required. If you have a small conservatory you might be able to do this yourself, but the larger your conservatory, the harder the task becomes. Besides, it’s usually a much better proposition to hire the experts anyhow, as they come armed with the right equipment and the experience and expertise.

Taking care of your roof

We use a telescopic pole with its own pure water supply to reach the parts that other window cleaners cannot reach. The pure water that we use makes it easier for us to rid your conservatory roof of moss, dirt and anything else unwanted that has built up.

Of course, not every conservatory roof is the same as ever other conservatory roof – we couldn’t call ourselves expert window cleaners if we thought that! For example, polycarbonate roofs are coated with a cocktail of chemicals that helps protect them from the elements. If we were to use typical household cleaning products, then we would end up damaging that coating. We know not to scrub roofs constructed with polycarbonate, and we don’t use cleaning agents with alkaline or petrol bases.

Specialist exterior window cleaning

Most conservatories are constructed using uPVC, as uPVC is a very sturdy material that withstands the elements, lasts several generations and looks great. We like uPVC frames, as they are very easy to clean – just the use of pure water and a light detergent  will do the business.

If you’ve gone for wood, then we’ll need to take more care. You may want your wooden conservatory to take on a natural, weathered appearance, in which case it will only need a gentle clean once or twice a year to remove mildew and mould. A free tip from us – use a water-resistant oil on your wooden conservatory, as this will help to bring out the natural grain of the wood while keeping it strong yet flexible.

Let us take the strain when it comes to conservatory cleaning

If you hire Diamond Shine to tend to your conservatory cleaning, you can be assured, one hundred percent, of a thoroughly professional job. We cover Gloucester, Cheltenham, Stroud and Cirencester. Give us a call today!