Residential & Commercial cleaning services
One Stop Shop for all of your External Cleaning Needs
specialising in K-rend, algae & wall render
Welcome to Breffni Cleaning Services
We cover everything from chimney, roof, tarmac, cobblelock, concrete, windows, wall render, k-rend, dry dash, fascia, algae and much more. We leave every customer satisfied with perfect work every time and take great care in providing excellent customer service. We also have experience using the correct treatment process for the right job and make sure you have the best chance in keeping your home or business looking great for as long as possible.
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Reasons to trust Breffni Cleaning Services
Get the Job Done Right with AlgoClear
AlgoClear® Pro Softclean is a non-aggressive high purity biocide suitable for cleaning roofs and walls. Specialised equipment is utilised to deliver it effectively and safely on the material to be cleaned. It has been adapted to suit weather conditions prevailing in the British Isles and Ireland.
In the past 3 decades or so self finished renders became popular among architects. There are good reasons for this, both architectural and practical. For the designer, new finishes difficult to obtain with paint were offered: Smooth, textured, with mica sparkles or colour pebbles. They are low maintenance too: Every now and again cleaned, but never painted again. On site, no more curing time before finishing the building: It suits modern building constraints.
However the introduction of wall insulation has reduced the cleaning periodicity. Broadly, less heat transfer through the wall means a moister render and more algal growth. Published studies show that a temperature decrease of 2 degrees Kelvin leads to increasing the relative humidity of the render by approximately 10%. The position of the insulation within the wall is also instrumental in that if will affect the thermal inertia of the outer leaf, and it’s behaviour to diurnal cycles.
Architecture is also responsible: Flush, crisp line facades without shadow gaps at parapet and sills will inevitably lead to algal and fungal disfiguration in a wet climate.
Formation & composition of Biofilm
A Biofilm forms when certain microorganisms adhere to a surface in a moist environment and begin to reproduce. Biofilm formation on surfaces usually starts with phototrophic organisms (algae, cyanobacteria) which use carbon dioxide (CO2) from the atmosphere and sunlight as their carbon and energy source.
Heterotrophic organisms (most bacteria and all fungi) need some organic source for their growth, and this is provided by the metabolites of phototrophic organisms or by airborne deposition. The biofilm community is therefore sometimes formed by a single microbial species, but in nature biofilms almost always consist of mixtures of many species of bacteria, as well as fungi, algae, yeasts, protozoa, and other microorganisms, along with non-living debris and corrosion products.
All biofilm forming microorganisms may cause biodeterioration and degrade stone or render mechanically, chemically and aesthetically through the metabolic activities and biomineralization process in these biofilms. The porosity of the surface, it’s mineral composition, alkalinity and it’s ability to retain air borne sea salts creates an environment favourable to the settlement of microrganisms. Studies on biofilms, along with their potential damage to a range of substrates, has led to investigations of a range of building substrates, coatings etc.
It is apparent that some species, in particular pigment-producing fungi (Alternaria, Penicillium, Aspergillus), can lead to deterioration of appearance which, even after removal of the species itself, can be difficult to remove. Other species such as algae and lichens are also very brightly coloured and can rapidly develop and spoil the appearance of surfaces.
What we do
We strive to maintain highest standards while exceeding client’s expectations at all levels.
We cover all areas of residential and commercial chemical and soft wash cleaning. Get in touch today to make an appointment.
Professional Cleaning is our passion and we strive to do it to the highest quality. No job is too big or small for us and we leave every customer with a smile on their face. We use the latest and safest chemicals to treat and clean and take our job seriously at all times.
Breffni Cleaning Services are completely dependable. We will never let any of our customers down and always complete the job on time and to the highest standard.
We are always on the search for the newest ways to treat and clean while also protecting the materials whether that’s stone, timber or any other type of surface.
With the right mix of professionalism, knowledge and experience, we guarantee we will exceed your expectations
We are trusted by more than 1,400 clients
We have gained many happy customers over the years and because of this a lot of our work is repeat business. We pride ourselves on being hard working and efficient while providing top quality work while also maintaining a clean and safe environment.