Rust and rust stains on some of the surfaces on your property are unsightly occurrences that can actually diminish the value of your property.
They come from many different sources. One of the main sources of rust is the air. If the metal is exposed to oxygen and water, the iron in the metal will rust because of the chemical reaction that occurs when these particles combine. For example, if you have things in your patio made up of metal, if it gets wet, rust spots will show over time. Other materials such as concrete, vinyl, and wood can also be stained with rust if the right particles combine. Fortunately, if caught early, the rust will only be a few millimeters thick, which can be removed using lemon juice or white vinegar.
Here in the Southeastern US, our water has high mineral content, especially with water that comes from wells. Any water that comes into contact with metals will certainly leave rust stains once the water has evaporated from the surface of the metal.
Another main source for rust on your driveway or garage floor are leaks that come from automobile radiators and battery acid. If left untreated, these substances will actually soak into the concrete and become very difficult, if not impossible, to remove 100%.
American Wash Pros LLC with the use of F9 BARC to the rescue. As a certified applicator of F9 BARC, from Front 9 Restorations - the most effective cleaner available - we can remove rust, battery acid, fertilizer stains, and more, greatly improving the appearance of nearly any surface.
F9 BARC is not available to the public and requires specialized training encompassing the identification of the stain through various applications and treatment processes. Our professional technicians are trained to recognize different stain types and their sources. By using F9 BARC, along with professional cleaning equipment, we can remove stains and ensure an even finished appearance, all without causing surface damage.
Traditional techniques and cleaners marketed as rust removers leave marks on concrete and don't remove stains completely. Acids can be somewhat successful but are often dangerous to work with and can also cause damage.
Battery Acid Stains. Stains common to driveways and various paved surfaces include orange battery acid and fertilizer stains. Orange battery acid stains look similar to rust stains, but they are completely different in nature. Rust, on the other hand, doesn't usually seep through more than 1/16" deep into concrete, whereas orange battery acid penetrates far deeper into the slab. F9 BARC is the first cleaner capable of removing orange battery stains, as well as rust and fertilizer stains.
This multi-step process can be time-consuming. However, the results are amazing. If your driveway or any hard surface shows rust, let us bring it back to its original condition as much as possible.
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