What is Rust Removal?

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Do you have rust causing a problem around your home? The rate that rust sets up can depend on the climate that you live in. It has a reddish-brown appearance and is oftentimes flakey. It can take as little as 2 to 4 days for it to set up. If you are struggling with this, there are ways that you can get rid of it. Elite Power Washing is a professional company that can help you with this task. 

What Causes Rust?

Rust mostly appears in areas where there are metal and steel. It is created by the accumulation of moisture and air. There are higher chances of rust when water contains high levels of iron. When something gets wet and doesn’t get dried properly, air and humidity then cause rust to occur. 

Many people struggle with rust happening around their homes. It can really make the curb appeal of your home not very pleasing to the eye. Some of the most common places that rust can be found around a home are:

  • The Foundation
  • Concrete Driveways
  • Gutters
  • Metal Railing
  • Nails
  • Hose Spigots

Can Pressure Washing Remove Rust?

Pressure washing is a good method to use to remove rust stains. You have the best chances of getting rid of the rust stains that are happening when you use a pressure washer. The pressurized water packs a punch when fighting tough residue. 

The force of the water is strong enough to fight rust stains from many different surfaces. Chemicals usually do not have to be used. Professional pressure washing companies can get the job done with their top-quality equipment.

Different Ways To Remove Rust

There are a few different methods that you can use to remove rust. It can be stubborn and hard to do, but it is possible. Some of the methods that are used are:

  • Soak In Vinegar and Scrub Clean
  • Pressure Washing 
  • Cover In Baking Soda and Let Sit, Then Scrub With Scouring Pad
  • Cleaners Such As Bar Keepers Friend and Dish Soap
  • Use Limes, Lemons, and Salt To Create Paste and Scrub With
  • Chemical Cleaners Such As Rust 911, Metal Rescue, or POR-15 Rust Remover

How bad the rust areas are will determine the lengths you need to go to for removal. Sometimes a simple method will work and other times you may need something a little bit stronger. If you choose to use a chemical substance, be careful. They can be very toxic. 

Do I Have To Hire A Professional?

While it is not required that you hire a professional, it is recommended. Pressure washing is a cleaning option that you have to use extreme caution with. The PSI has to be on the correct settings for the surface that you are treating. You can cause damage to surfaces if your settings are too high or you can hurt yourself. 

When you hire a professional, they have the knowledge and experience to get the job done. Without the risk of costing you more money in property damage. If you choose to do this on your own, you can either buy a pressure washer or rent one. But, the quality of the machines is not going to be the same as a professional service company will have. 

Elite Pressure Washing Can Help

Elite Pressure Washing in Destin, FL is a highly recommended company. Our team has provided services to many residents in the community. Florida homeowners struggle with rust because of our climate. We can help you with the rust stain problems that you are having. Give us a call today to get more information and to schedule an appointment.

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