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Why is facade washing important?

Sometimes we stop and admire the beauty of old buildings, the charm they carry with them, the testimony of time and history that is embedded in every brickwork. But like us, these buildings age and need careful care and maintenance to remain as beautiful as they are. And one of the most important aspects of building maintenance is cleaning and waterproofing the facades.

Why is this so important? We can start by looking at what a facade means to a building. The façade is the face of the building. It's the first thing we see when we encounter a building, and what gives us a clue as to what we can expect inside. But the façade also plays a key role in protecting the building from external influences such as rain, wind, sun and temperature.

Over time, these external influences can cause damage to the façade. Cracks can develop that can lead to water infiltration, which can cause further damage to the building. Uncleaned facades can also be more susceptible to algae and mould growth, which can cause further damage and can also be a health hazard.

This is where facade cleaning and impregnation comes in. Facade cleaning removes dirt, dust and biological growth that can accumulate on the surface. When carrying out this process, it is important to use the correct methods and techniques to avoid further damage to the surface.

Facade impregnation then provides a protective layer that helps protect the facade from further damage. This layer helps to resist water and other external influences that could otherwise cause damage. The result is a façade that can remain beautiful and functional for a longer period of time.

Imagine you are a painter who is about to paint a portrait. First, you need to carefully prepare the canvas, clean it and prepare it for the paints you are going to apply on it. The facade of the house is similar. It must be carefully cleaned and prepared before the impregnation can be applied to protect it.

Finally, cleaning and impregnating facades is not just about protecting and maintaining it. It is also about preserving the beauty of the building, preserving its history and character for future generations. It is about respecting the work of those who built the building and those who lived and worked in it. It is about making the building not only functional, but also beautiful and inspiring. That's why it's so important to clean and waterproof facades. Because without this important process, buildings would not be what they are today.

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