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Salt Spray Degradation: A Problem for Coastal HomesIf

If you live near the coast, you know that salt spray can be a problem. This salty mist can corrode metal, damage paint, and even etch glass. For homeowners, this means that regular exterior cleaning is essential to protect your home from the harmful effects of salt spray.

How Salt Spray Damages Exteriors

Salt spray is a mixture of salt and water droplets that is carried by the wind from the ocean. When it comes into contact with surfaces, the salt in the spray can react with the moisture in the air to form a corrosive solution. This solution can damage metal, paint, and glass, causing them to rust, fade, and etch.

The Effects of Salt Spray on Windows

Windows are particularly vulnerable to salt spray damage. The salty mist can etch the glass, making it cloudy and difficult to see through. In severe cases, long term salt spray that is not attended to can even cause the glass to crack.

The Effects of Salt Spray on Cladding

Cladding is the material that covers the exterior of a house. It is often made of materials such as wood, vinyl, or stucco. Without proper care salt spray can damage cladding in a number of ways. It can cause the wood to rot, the vinyl to fade, and the stucco to crack.

How to Protect Your Home from Salt Spray

The best way to protect your home from salt spray is to have it cleaned regularly by a professional. A professional exterior cleaning service will use specialized equipment to remove the salt from your home's exterior. At Clean Properties, we use a low concentrate hypochlorite to remove all salt and organic matter from the cladding and pure deionized water on the windows to guarantee a gentle yet streak free finish.

If you live near the coast, it is important to be aware of the dangers of salt spray. By having your home cleaned regularly, you can help protect your investment and keep your home looking its best. Keep it easy and get a quote today!

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