Renew Crew of West Atlanta

Atlanta deck cleaning, protecting & staining, exterior wood, fences, siding, gutters, concrete, pavers & exterior wood furniture.

July 2, 2014
by Robin Steele
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Flip this deck? How do you know when it’s time to throw in the towel on your Atlanta deck?

Your hospitality is a warm and valuable gift to your friends and family. You should never find yourself apologizing for the condition of your deck, or worse, hesitating to invite people over because you are ashamed of the state of your outdoor living space.

When a wood deck has deteriorated to the point that even a good DIY cleaning and sealing won’t help it, many people despair believing that there is no help for it but to tear it out and build a whole new structure.  Since that is an expensive proposition, they put it off and make do for as long as possible before addressing the problem.  This is unnecessary in most cases.

pool deck cleaning before and after

The owners of this pool deck might have thought it was a flop until Renew Crew brought it back to life!

Re-surfacing a deck or “re-decking” is a process which involves keeping the parts of the deck that still have some life in them and replacing just the parts that need to go.  Sometimes this is just a few boards; other projects involve keeping the foundation of the deck and laying a new floor.  Renew Crew is a recognized expert in Atlanta deck renewal. We’ve brought a lot of seemingly “lost” decks back to life to the point that your friends may ask if you’ve had a deck replacement. You may not need to re-deck; you may very well just need to renew or restore your deck.

One very popular show on HGTV called Flip This House. You may have already decided that your deck is now a flop but Renew Crew could help change your mind.

Because Atlanta deck restoring is usually a simpler process than building a new deck, you may be amazed at how big a difference you can see in your backyard in a very short period of time for a lot less money.  We offer a similar service for paver patio cleaning and restoration.  Don’t tear out a deck if you can “flip it!”

Give us a call for a free quote on cleaning your commercial or residential outdoor furniture. Don’t buy new furniture – have it professionally cleaned and everyone will think it’s new. We look forward to your call.

Call: 678-296-6117

Email us at: westmetroatlanta@renewcrewclean.com

Visit our Renew Crew of Atlanta website

June 25, 2014
by Robin Steele
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Flip this paver patio! Is a dingy Atlanta paver patio a lost cause?

Atlanta paver patio cleaning before after

We can clean your paver patio surfaces to look as good as new!

The two things that people refer to as inevitable are Death and Taxes.  Note that dingy patio pavers is not on that list.  Many people think that a few years after installation of a new paver patio they just have to resign themselves to dirt, staining, mold and mildew.  Not true!

Do yourself and your yard a favor and look into Atlanta paver patio cleaning.  When you do, you will find that the Renew Crew can reinvigorate your brick, stone or slate in just a few hours.  Our professional cleaning team will take a look at the materials used in your patio, including border areas and any cement or grout work, and the causes of the discoloration to the surfaces.  Then they will pull out the right mix of cleansers and tools to tackle the job.  When we are done you might find yourself looking for a hidden camera because it feels like you are on an episode of the new show “Flip This Paver Patio.”

Atlanta brick pavers need to be cleaned and maintained to keep that like new beauty

Your brick pavers need to be cleaned in order to maintain their beauty and integrity.

Our foams and cleansers are environmentally friendly, so you don’t have to worry about damage to any border plantings.  They are safe for kids and pets too.  Our pre-treatment process loosens the dirt before we wash it away, so we don’t have to use high-pressure blast hoses that inevitably damage your patio’s surface.  The final step of our treatment will seal the pavers to protect against UV damage and new discoloration.

Do you have a paver driveway? You can flip the paver driveway also. Paver pathway? Same! If it’s brick pavers, we can clean it. If you drive on it, we can clean it. If you regularly roll other wheels down it such as wheel barrels and kids bikes, we can clean it. If your landscaping is causing particular runoff causing water-stained or mud-stained areas, we can clean it. Motor oil? We can clean it. Leaf staining? Yep – that too. Bottom line… if your Atlanta pavers need cleaning, we are the experienced company with the right product and experienced trained team to clean it for you.

Now that you know the signs, you might be ready for another new show: CSI Atlanta.   Clean Atlanta pavers mean one of two things: a brand new patio or that Renew Crew has visited this yard.

Bret Kristi Deck cleaning Atlanta

Bret & Kristi Johnson of Renew Crew of Atlanta – formerly Wood Renew of Atlanta

Give us a call for a free quote on cleaning your commercial or residential outdoor furniture. Don’t buy new furniture – have it professionally cleaned and everyone will think it’s new. We look forward to your call.

Call: 678-296-6117

Email us at: westmetroatlanta@renewcrewclean.com

Visit our Renew Crew of Atlanta website

June 18, 2014
by Robin Steele
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What to do with a dirty deck? Embrace the fourth “R” to restore your Atlanta deck!

Nearly every day you hear the mantra of environmental responsibility: “Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.”  In the interest of saving yourself some money and getting the most joy and use out of your outdoor living space, we suggest that you add one more “R” to the list: “Restore.”

No one can truly relax on a deck that has grown dingy looking with dirt, stains or mildew.  Their eyes keep getting drawn to the discoloration and there is a creeping sense of guilt that this is a problem that really needs to be tackled.  Even worse, do you want your guests looking at your could-be-beautiful deck with the same dismay? What are some of the options to restore your deck and take back the serenity you should find in your backyard?

Some homeowners are tempted to restore deck coating by applying another layer of stain, paint or sealant over the dirty deck.  They go to the store looking for deck restoration paint and just slap it on.  This may be the worst option available.  Can you imagine what the paint on the walls of your house would look like if you put it on without regards to dust, dirt and debris?  Results are similar outside.  People who try this invariably regret this path as a waste of time and money because the results are never what they hoped for.  We discuss some of the pitfalls of that path in this blog.

Other weekend DIYers take a look at the selection of deck restoration products at the home improvement store and give them a try.  Different cleaners are suited to different surfaces and types of discoloration.  It’s really difficult without knowledge of the field to make the right choice of cleaning product and the investment in time, equipment and multiple cleaning solutions can make the project more expensive and less effective than hiring a professional.

There are also homeowners who are so discouraged by the way their deck looks that they just give whole sections of the deck up for lost and begin replacing the affected boards and railings.  This is always the most expensive option and is often completely unnecessary.

So, how can you protect your investment in your deck, minimize your expenses and recapture the beauty of wood that the intense Georgia sun has tried to gray away?  Professional deck cleaning and sealing by the Renew Crew of Atlanta is your ticket to “Restore.”  Our specially trained crews will examine and assess your deck and use the best cleansers available for your deck’s particular problems.  What does professional Atlanta deck restoration cost?  Call our office for a free customized price quote.  You have made an investment in your deck; it would be a shame to let it fall into disrepair or visual blah when the solution is as easy as a call to Renew Crew.

Once you have added “Restore” to your vocabulary, you’ll enjoy your time outdoors so much more.  A professional Atlanta deck restoration by Renew Crew is your ticket to two more “Rs.”  You will delight in being able to “Rest” and “Relax” on your newly cleaned, sealed, restored deck.

June 11, 2014
by Robin Steele
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Does your Atlanta clubhouse furniture look so last year? How about your community pool pergola? It doesn’t have to be that way.

Can you believe these are really the same chairs before and after cleaning?

Can you believe these are really the same chairs before and after cleaning?

Summer is here and outdoor furniture has emerged once more to see the sun.  After a long off-season in storage sheds, basements or tucked under decks or crawl spaces, Adirondack chairs, rockers, cedar benches and tables are all coming out to help you relax outside.  Are they ready for action after knocking off a few cobwebs and dust?  Or do they need a little more TLC?

In as short a time as one year, most outdoor furniture benefits from some professional attention.  A combination of dirt, mold, mildew and sand works its way into the crevices of even the most fastidiously maintained furniture.  Without periodic deep-cleaning, the dirt hastens the aging process of the pieces,

Take a look at this pergola in the Tributary after professional cleaning

Take a look at this pergola in the Tributary after professional cleaning

ultimately costing rather than saving money.

Renew Crew of Atlanta commercial outdoor furniture cleaning can also handle big jobs like sprucing up furniture for a pool, country club patio or clubhouse.  Members often see freshly cleaned furniture and think that the club has invested in brand new equipment during the off-season.  The results are that dramatic and they are accomplished at a small fraction of the cost of purchasing replacements.

Don’t let that all-weather wicker wilt under dust, grime and gifts that fall from the sky.  Let the Atlanta outdoor furniture cleaning professionals make the old tables and chairs new again by bringing their cleaning expertise and supplies to your location.  We can tackle personal or professional jobs of any size and get any kind of outdoor living furniture ready for prime time.

Bret Kristi Deck cleaning Atlanta

Bret & Kristi Johnson of Renew Crew of Atlanta – formerly Wood Renew of Atlanta

Give us a call for a free quote on cleaning your commercial or residential outdoor furniture. Don’t buy new furniture – have it professionally cleaned and everyone will think it’s new. We look forward to your call.

Call: 678-296-6117

Email us at: westmetroatlanta@renewcrewclean.com

Visit our Renew Crew of Atlanta website

 

 

June 11, 2014
by Robin Steele
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Do you have a slate or bluestone patio or walkway at your Atlanta home? Want it to look like new again?

Bluestone and slate are popular choices for patios, walkways and surrounds for pools because they achieve their elegance through their naturally beautiful, distinctive hues.  As quarried stone, each varies in color depending on from where and at what depth it was originally sourced.  Each stone is unique, but fits in with the calming, natural feel of the best outdoor living spaces.

Take at look at this Atlanta slate stone before and after cleaning

Take at look at this Atlanta slate stone before and after cleaning

Like any walkway material however, they require maintenance and cleaning to keep them looking their best.  Dirt from pathways, feet, mold and moss from the surrounding area inevitably mar their surfaces, leaving them looking a more

Imagine this walkway after lots of foot traffic and ground in dirt. After cleaning, it looks new again.

Imagine this walkway after lots of foot traffic and ground in dirt. After cleaning, it looks new again.

uniform blah.  Luckily, Renew Crew of Atlanta has the experience and expertise that will easily wash away the most stubborn grime and refresh the area’s stone and grout.  A job that would require you to puzzle over a mystifying array of cleansers at the home improvement store, followed by a back-breaking afternoon scrubbing can be outsourced with one phone call.

Renew Crew has the expertise to match the patio material and the kind of discoloration it has picked up from its environment to the best cleaning process available.  We’ll professionally assess your patio, the age of the stones and the type of dirt or staining. We will then use the right cleaning process for your patio. Every patio is different and we treat each job individually. This is how we’re able to renew the natural beauty and unique coloration of everything from slate to bluestone, to pavers, and other cultured or natural stone.

After cleaning your patio, we seal it to show off the gorgeous color of each individual stone longer.  You may have forgotten how terrific that stone on your walkway or patio used to look.  We will delight in reminding you.

Give us a call for a free quote on your outdoor stone structures and pathways. We look forward to your call.

Bret Kristi Deck cleaning Atlanta

Bret & Kristi Johnson of Renew Crew of Atlanta – formerly Wood Renew of Atlanta

Call: 678-296-6117

Email us at: westmetroatlanta@renewcrewclean.com

Visit our Renew Crew of Atlanta website

To see more great pictures, take a look at our Houzz page!

May 28, 2014
by Robin Steele
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Don’t trust your Atlanta flagstone patio cleaning to just anyone – the Renew Crew difference

Would you trust cleaning this Atlanta flagstone walkway to just anyone?

Would you trust cleaning this Atlanta flagstone walkway to just anyone?

Take a look at this beautiful custom flagstone patio with pea gravel. Now imagine a power washer on this patio. If using a power washer was your only choice, would you choose not to clean this flagstone walkway at all? What if it’s the entrance to your very upscale home and the flagstones have dulled and carry some mildew due to weather? There is an option. Renew Crew of Atlanta looks at every job individually. We look at what type of stone, what type of stain, and what type of mortar. High end stone patios can often use sand or pea gravel in the joints. This means that individual stones likely have to be cleaned by hand. That’s no problem. Renew Crew not only has a gentle cleaning solution but also a gentle cleaning process.

A lot of people think flagstone cannot be cleaned. That would be a shame given that the beauty of the medium is its natural variations and rich patterning and streaking. Flagstone hues can be anything from rose tones to coffee, peach or other tones. Many will dirty to one-dimensional grayed out colors. In fact, flagstone can be cleaned and can be restored to its original color.

The entrance to this Buckhead home just came back to life.

The entrance to this Buckhead home just came back to life.

Another thing to think about when having your stone walkways or stone patios cleaned is sealing. The cleaned patio on the right above is sealed to protect the color for quite a while to come. The sealant not only protects the stones from dirt and wear but also has some UV protection.

Take a look at this stone cleaning below. Renew Crew cleans all types of stones including stack stone, ledge stone, blue stone, slate, limestone, and just about any outdoor stone.

Buckhead outdoor fireplace cleaning before after

Buckhead stone outdoor fireplace cleaned by Renew Crew of Atlanta

Bret Kristi Deck cleaning Atlanta

Bret & Kristi Johnson of Renew Crew of Atlanta – formerly Wood Renew of Atlanta

Give us a call for a free quote on your outdoor stone structures and pathways. We look forward to your call.

Call: 678-296-6117

Email us at: westmetroatlanta@renewcrewclean.com

Visit our Renew Crew of Atlanta website

To see more great pictures, take a look at our Houzz page!

May 7, 2014
by Robin Steele
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You’re cleaning your Atlanta pool. Can your pool patio be cleaned also?

Atlanta hardscape pool patio cleaningIt’s that time of year. Remove the pool cover, the furniture covers, and the grill covers. Scrape off the grill and dust off the furniture. With the pollen we’ve had this season, that may take just a little more time than expected. Take our your garden hose and give everything a good spray down. It may not look as good as you hoped it would look. The pool will have algae and other spots that need some work. But the pool patio might also have some algae and may have really dulled with time.

Sometimes the dulling comes so slowly that you don't realize how much of a difference patio cleaning could make

Sometimes the dulling comes so slowly that you don’t realize how much of a difference patio cleaning could make

Taking a look at the before and after pictures above, you’ll notice the algae and staining in the crevices. Comparing side by side, it’s easy to see how much the patio had dulled. But often, some changes happen so slowly that it’s difficult to notice when it’s time to update and refresh. A lot of Atlanta homeowners and business owners don’t know that a hardscape can be cleaned. Perhaps equally as important is that a good hardscape cleaning company can also seal your hardscape to protect it.

Your hardscape whether Belgard, Pavestone or Unilock was a big investment. Pavers from these companies not only come in great shapes and textures, but they often come with a great variety of color within a lot to give the mosaic effect you see above. Complimenting paver colors create a richer and more interesting look for your patio. When Renew Crew of Atlanta restores pavers, the original color comes back to life. This is also true of flagstone as you see in the immediate pool surround.

Have you tried to dust off your patio furniture only to find that it looks dull and old? Don’t head out to replace your poolside furniture just yet.

The "after" furniture is not new. It's the same outdoor furniture after renewal from Renew Crew's outdoor furniture cleaning service.

The “after” furniture is not new. It’s the same outdoor furniture after renewal from Renew Crew’s outdoor furniture cleaning service.

Enjoying a great pool happens as much from the sidelines as it does from in the water. You want your outdoor furniture to be comfortable but you also want it to look good for your enjoyment as well as for entertaining and having guests. Whether your outdoor furniture is wood, teak, or another material; we can clean it. As they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Looking at the before and after above, that saying rings especially true!

Bret Kristi Deck cleaning Atlanta

Bret & Kristi Johnson of Renew Crew of Atlanta – formerly Wood Renew of Atlanta

If you’re getting your Atlanta area pool ready for spring and summer, give us a call now for a free quote.

Call: 678-296-6117

Email: westmetroatlanta@renewcrewclean.com

Visit our website: atlanta.renewcrewclean.com

April 30, 2014
by Robin Steele
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Renew Crew of Atlanta can clean your Atlanta brick patio, paver patio, brick walkways and more!

Atlanta paver patio cleaning before after

We can clean your outdoor brick surfaces to look as good as new!

Have you ever gotten the carpet cleaned at your home and absolutely couldn’t believe, or remember, that your carpet was a lighter and brighter color in the past? How about running the vacuum over your floor and being aghast at how much cat hair or how much dust came off your floor? You suddenly wonder if your guests saw the dinge in your carpet color or were trying to hold back full blown allergy attacks with the dust you didn’t notice. That may be the case with the brick around your home on your patio, walkway, or on your home’s facade.

How do you know when brick needs to be cleaned?  Let’s be honest: if it isn’t new or hasn’t been cleaned professionally for a few years, it probably needs some attention.  Beyond that, some signs that it’s cleaning time include: mortar that looks dark, black or green; mold or dirty ruts in the texture of bricks or stone pavers, or mildew on the foundation or side of a brick home mud that doesn’t come off with a stiff spray from a garden hose.

Atlanta brick pavers need to be cleaned and maintained to keep that like new beauty

Your brick paver patio needs to be cleaned in order to maintain its beauty and integrity.

Sometimes you will see efflorescence.  This is a kind of milky, whitish glaze that seeps from masonry over time when natural salts leach to the surface during evaporation.  It’s completely normal, but it’s not the look most people want to see.  A professional cleaning from the Renew Crew will address efflorescence, dirt, mold and almost anything else that discolors your stone or brickwork over time.

Our process is safe for your bricks and mortar, regardless of whether the joints are sand or mortar joints.  High-pressure washers or brushes can break up, damage or remove mortar.  We will safely apply our proprietary chemical cleaning agents by hand and use brushes to agitate the undesirable items loose.  Once the gunk has been worked free of the nooks and crannies, we will use a low-pressure washer to rinse it all away.  The cleaners we use will be specially selected to for the surface materials at your home to make your Unilock, Belgard or Pavestone paver patio look as good as new.  Organic stains and inorganic stains require different cleaning processes.  We will bring and use what suits the needs of your project, whether that’s one or multiple types of cleaners and applications.

Bret Kristi Deck cleaning Atlanta

Bret & Kristi Johnson of Renew Crew of Atlanta – formerly Wood Renew of Atlanta

If you thought you’d never see that pretty brick and mortar that you remember from when your home or outdoor living area was new, think again.  A visit from Renew Crew of Atlanta will have you taking a step back and gazing at what looks like brand new stonework.  You’ll wonder why you didn’t call sooner. Give us a call for a free quote at 678-296-6117 or drop us an email at westmetroatlanta@renewcrewclean.com.

April 24, 2014
by Robin Steele
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Atlanta Deck Cleaning – Top 8 Things You Must Know Before Cleaning Your Deck

There’s an odd but well known old saying that there are many ways to skin a cat. I’m not sure what they’re referring to but that saying pops in my mind when I hear all the different ways people try to clean their decks. I’ve heard everything from hand scrubbing to high pressure washing to, gasp, using Clorox bleach. Before I go any further, only use Clorox if you want to bleach the color from your wood deck and corrode some of the natural wood fibers with such a corrosive material.

Deck restoration before and after AtlantaIf you’re smart, you will have a professional clean your deck. Your deck is a big investment. Protecting your investment is not only about doing annual maintenance but it’s also about doing it right. Professional deck cleaning aims to restore your deck to looking nearly new, to remove ground in and sunk in dirt, and to protect your deck from things like rain and other debris that may cause stains from sitting too long.

We know that choosing a professional for anything is not easy. There are always a ton of choices and it’s tough to discern the real differences in what they do and whether or not they will do what they say and live up to their promises. We’ve been doing this for a long time so we’ve put together the top 8 things to look for when selecting a company to clean your deck.

  1. Be very wary of cheap prices
  2. Stay away from high pressure washing
  3. Make sure the company is also sealing your deck
  4. Ask how long they’ve been in business
  5. Make sure the company is insured
  6. Ask about the experience of the folks that will be cleaning your deck
  7. Ask about the cleaning substances they use
  8. Is the owner anywhere in sight?

Be very wary of cheap prices and stay away from high pressure cleaning

Atlanta deck restoration before and afterMost of us dread when we hear a knock on the door and see a truck outside overstuffed with pine straw or carrying a pressure washer or lawnmower. On the latter two, we often wonder if it’s that obvious we need some cleaning and mowing. You’ll often find a quick sales pitch – something to the tune of “just 30 bucks and I can start right now”. Like you’ve always heard, you will get 30 dollars worth of power washing or 30 dollars worth of lawn mowing. It’s not that you get the whole job, done right, for less money. You like get a quick and dirty job done and you indeed have only gotten what you paid for. With deck cleaning, this can be disastrous. You likely invested thousands of dollars in your deck and can’t afford having a fly-by-night company damage that investment.

Make sure the company is also sealing your deck

The best deck cleaning in the world can return to it’s uncleaned look fairly quickly if not sealed and not sealed correctly. Sealing your deck puts a protective seal on the work you’ve done in your deck cleaning. But equally if not more important, it protects your deck from both water and UV rays. There are two things that degrade your deck faster than a fight with a power saw – water and the sun. Using an Atlanta professional deck cleaning company that also seals your deck after cleaning is worth its weight in gold.

Insured? Experienced?

You may wonder if it’s a faux pas to ask about details such as how long the company has been in business, whether they’re insured, or even about the experience of the specific team that will be cleaning your deck. This is not a faux pas at all and we hope our customers ask us. Renew Crew is a national company that has been in business for over 27 years. As part of this national franchise company, you get all the experience and training that has made Renew Crew one of America’s top deck cleaning companies. But you also owe it to yourself to ask about whether that company has insurance. We’ve all heard nightmares about a contractor falling off a ladder or otherwise getting hurt on our property. Make sure to always work with an insured company.

Ask about the cleaning substances they use

Although Renew Crew of Atlanta uses cleaning materials that are developed specifically for us by a chemist in the field of cleaning substances, we can provide information about the safety of these materials. Not only do we use low pressure washing but we also use an environmentally friendly, non-chlorine formula.

May I please speak with the manager?

If you’ve dealt with enough customer service call centers, you might have had to pull out the “manager” question. Likely, that person will take care of your needs professionally, courteously, efficiently, and with great care and attention. With Renew Crew of Atlanta, you don’t have to search high and low for the owner. I make it a point to visit the locations we are cleaning to make sure everything is done right and to your satisfaction.

Don’t take it from me. Here is a recent testimonial from an Atlanta area homeowner:

I have had my fence for two years.  I pressure washed it after the first year and it brought the appearance back close to where it was when I purchased it.  The second year I decided to let Renew Crew clean and finish my fence.  After they cleaned and treated the fence, it looked better than it did when it was first put up.  Renew Crew did a great job for a very good price!  I will recommend them to anyone who asks about it in the future.

Craig B, Atlanta

Enjoy your backyard, including your deck with Renew Crew of W.Atlanta

Enjoy your backyard space this season, Call Renew Crew of Atlanta to get your deck looking it’s best for Memorial Day.

Now is the time to have your Atlanta area deck cleaned so you can enjoy your beautiful deck throughout the entire summer. Give us a call for a free quote.

Call: 678-296-6117 or email us: westmetroatlanta@renewcrewclean.com. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

March 6, 2014
by Robin Steele
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Flagstone, natural Stone, and cultured stone Atlanta outdoor cleaning. Can they look good as new again?

Buckhead outdoor fireplace cleaning before after

Buckhead stone outdoor fireplace cleaned by Renew Crew of Atlanta

If you have a stunning hardscape, pathway stones, a paver patio, or a stone outdoor fireplace, you obviously love using natural materials. In fact, they’re all very popular and for good reason – they’re stunning and long lasting. Atlanta homeowners are investing in their outdoor living areas because they want to be more in tune with nature and with their outdoor surroundings. What better materials to use than natural or cultured stone? Stone, whether natural or cultured, is a highly sought after outdoor living material choice throughout the Atlanta area. We love the look of stack stone outdoor fireplaces, stone seating and retaining walls, and using flagstone in patios and walkways. The lack of uniformity from one piece of stone to the next is is the beauty of the medium.

weathering effects on natural stone fireplace in Atlanta

This is a stone surface of a very upscale, and not that old, outdoor fireplace.

But, when we have a builder design and install our new space, we often don’t think about how we’re going to maintain it or if a maintenance option is available. After all, with some surfaces, weathering and aging give the surfaces character and even more charm. But what about when that aging includes mold, mildew, staining, or presumed fading? If you take a look at the picture above, you will see the subtle but beautiful color variation from stone to stone. Believe it or not, the image on the right above is the “after” photo. The one on the left is how the outdoor fireplace looked when we arrived. The after photo looks as good as new.

Flagstone is another very popular surface that is defined by the color variations within a particular lot. While the flagstone might be from a lot from an Oklahoma collection, an Arizona collection, or a Tennessee collection, those lots are grouped by the particular hue. These might include Oklahoma buff peach, Tennessee gray, Arizona buckskin, or Pennsylvania bluestone. As you can see in the picture below, all the beautiful natural variation of the flagstone was dulled by dirt and dust that had adhered to the surface over time and use.

Buckhead flagstone cleaned by Renew Crew

Take a look at the way the natural color variation of this flagstone came back to life.

Regardless of the stone you have in your pathway, entryway, or in your hardscape, here is a way to see if it needs to be cleaned. Can you see the natural color variation present in natural stone? Do you see any green hue attached to particular areas that likely are mold or mildew? Do you see any stray dark marks that indicate staining? If you know the stone has a lot of natural variation, has the variation dulled to where the color looks more uniform than desired? You may also notice the remnants of a botched cleaning attempt. These may include streaked lines where someone tried to clean the surface using a high pressure spray. A high pressure washer should never be used to try to clean any outdoor surfaces! You may also notice a “clean stain”. This may be an area where someone tried to use Clorox to clean an area and instead bleached or damaged the material. Another note… don’t ever try to use bleach to clean an outdoor surface.

You might be wondering how Renew Crew of Atlanta cleans these surfaces. There are a couple key steps. The first step is a gentle but effective cleaning that will both lift the ground in surface dirt and also wash it away. Make sure the company has a cleaning product that is safe on your surface and safe on your environment. The last thing you want is a clean surface but badly damaged surrounding landscape. After successful cleaning, Renew Crew applies a protective seal that even further enhances the natural color of your surface. The protective seal should keep your surface looking good for one or more years.

Bret Kristi Deck cleaning Atlanta

Bret & Kristi Johnson of Renew Crew of Atlanta – formerly Wood Renew of Atlanta

If you are looking for someone to clean your Atlanta area outdoor stone surfaces, give us a call for a free quote.

Call: 678-296-6117

Email us: westmetroatlanta@renewcrewclean.com

Take a look at our hardscape, stone, and patio cleaning page on our website