Public realm cleaning for the post-COVID recovery – act now.

As we gradually emerge from lockdown and the tier system into a post-COVID world, the thoughts of business owners and property managers are turning to making their premises recovery-ready.

Public realm cleaning – don’t overlook what’s underfoot

The visual appearance of the public areas approaching and surrounding office, retail and hospitality premises is an important commercial consideration. Whilst building owners and property managers may overlook what’s underfoot, customers, occupants and visitors rarely do. From paved areas and forecourts to steps and ramps, every surface contributes to the overall presentation of a building the sense of welcome.

More than some sheltered building façades, external flooring surfaces are at the mercy of the elements all year round – regardless of the prevailing weather conditions and wind direction. In more exposed, high traffic zones, staining, fouling and build-up of pollutants like oil and chewing gum take their toll; in lower footfall areas, spores multiply and algae thrives.

Experts in paving cleaning and protection – all types of surfaces

Whilst we are better known for the pioneering use of our patented façade gommage® technique, our expertise in public realm cleaning is also regularly called upon by many of our commercial clients. Using DiBO cleaning systems, all external flooring surfaces are gently cleaned using superheated water under low pressure. The application of this sector-leading technology is important – concrete, paved and stone surfaces can appear hard wearing and durable, but alternative, higher pressure techniques and jet washing can cause cracking and indentation, as well as breaking up or dislodging surrounding pointing. With DiBO machinery, we’re able to guarantee a spotless finish with absolutely no collateral damage.

From natural stone, marble, granite and Yorkstone to slate, block paving in brick and cement paving slabs, this versatile technology is kind to all substrates.

The use of superheated steam leaves a surface that’s sterilised upon completion, eradicating the biological spores that lead to re-growth of algae. The application of our range of Aqua Fend® products further protects surfaces, impregnating them and extending intervals between cleans for years. Invisible and UV resistant, Aqua Fend® contains 0.0% VOCs, is non-toxic, non-hazardous and solvent- and silicone-free.

As with our other cleaning and restoration processes, all equipment, personnel and expertise are in-house – nothing is subcontracted. This also enables us to work flexibly to meet client requirements. Out-of-hours, overnight, weekend and bank holiday working are regularly undertaken, achieving outstanding results with minimal disruption to building occupants, visitors and passers-by.

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