Log Home Inspections
Log Finishes & Sealants
Storm Damage Repair
Log Home Chinking
Insect Damage to Logs
Exterior Log Home Cleaning Is Vital
Exterior surfaces of log homes are a settling ground for dust, pollen and airborne contaminants that dull surfaces and provide fuel for fungal growth. Cleaning is also needed to perform an adequate inspection of the condition of your exterior finish. Without a thorough cleaning your home may not be in as good repair as you hope.
Low Pressure Log Cleaning Is Best
It is important to clean the exterior of a log home with light, low-pressure washing that produces less than 1,000 PSI. A conventional 4,000 PSI pressure washing machine could damage your home and uses more power than needed. Careful consideration is needed to avoid damaging the wood fibers or leaking water into your home.
Chemicals For Cleaning The Logs
Appropriate chemical cleaners can be used to remove dirt, grime, mold and mildew. Once the cleaners are used the exterior of the home must be completely rinsed to remove any residual chemicals that could cause damage if left. Proper drying time should always be a consideration to ensure moisture is not trapped, and to prevent mold and mildew problems. Finally a deep penetrating borate preservative is applied to protect your home from log rot, fungus, and insect infestation damage.