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Carbonate Staining (Lime Run)

Lime Run is a hard white or grey surface crust that usually emanates from mortar joints or runs down from a hole or crack between brick and mortar joints. The way to differentiate between Lime Run and Efflorescence is that Lime Run does not disappear when wet.  

It occurs when water deposited or collected in the wall during construction dissolves water-soluble calcium compounds in the brick or mortar. Over a prolonged period of time, the water migrates through openings in the wall surface and, as the water evaporates, the dissolved calcium reacts with the atmosphere to produce a hard calcium carbonate crust on the masonry surface.

Carbonate Staining (Lime Run) Cleaning

Cleaning

Always clean Lime Run off as quickly as possible as the hard crust that is formed when it begins to carbonate is far harder to remove. We use a specially formulated, tried and tested cleaning agent to achieve the best possible results.

Carbonate Staining (Lime Run) Prevention

Prevention

Prevention is far better than cure. There are a number of precautions that can be taken such as; protecting brick work from rainfall. making sure that mortar joints are fully filled so that water cannot collect in air pockets and ensuring correct installation of damp proof course or membrane.

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Client Testimonials

“Looks really good, we are very impressed with your state of the art cleaning equipment. Please pass on our thanks to Andy.”

Adam Reynolds - Cheltenham Borough Council

“A safe pair of hands - thorough, cost effective and report back in a timely fashion.”

Bloq Management Services

“Your pressurised hot water system transformed the appearance of our outdoor wooden decking.”

Gary - Lockside Restaurant

“The offending Graffiti was removed without trace using pressurised steam.”

Lucy - Jones Lang LaSalle

“As always OneFifty got the job done with no fuss. They’re our go-to supplier for exterior building cleaning.”

Mark Sheffield - Contracts Manager - Jones Building Group

“Thank you to you and your team for delivering such high standards of service whilst representing RelyOn.”

Jason Husk - RelyOn Services

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