• Cleaning Limestone Floors in Dartmouth

    Cleaning Limestone flooring after a water leak from a burst pipe.

    We were called to a property in Dittisham near Dartmouth in South Devon to clean up after a flooded limestone flooring.

    Here is how we tackled the job.

    1. Drying out process

    2. Deep clean

    3. Impregnation

    The first step was to fully dry out the stone and the floor underneath first before any cleaning could happen. Our drying equipment was in the property drying for a total of 5 weeks. The equipment that was used to carry out this work was specialist dehumidifiers, airmovers and heaters.

    We returned to the property several times over the drying period to monitor how well the floor was drying out.

    The second step for this job was the deep clean. For this we used our specialist chosen natural stone cleaning solution. This solution breaks down all the dirt and grime that was covering the flooring. As you can see from the photos it was a big area covering the kitchen, dining room and hallway. We were also tasked with cleaning and protecting the outside limestone.

    Cleaning outside stone we use the same principle as cleaning internal stone. We can clean and protect your exterior stone to help prevent build up of dirt and moss all year round.

    We used specialist grout brushes to get all the dirt and grime out of the grout lines, helping to restore them back to white.

    The final process was to impregnate the stone with our impregnation solution. This is a very important step in professional stone restoration. The solution soaks into the stone allowing the stone to breathe while still offering a fantastic protection against staining and accidental spillages.

    This is the three steps we take when undertaking any natural stone cleaning project that have been affected by either a burst water pipe where the water is clean. Or a sewage water flood where it has flooded due to natural causes or from an overflowing toilet, for example.

    Thanks for reading

    Andi Hill

    1 Comment

    • 1. Jan 20 2015 6:42AM by Jenny Williams

      Wow! This is really a good and helpful method. I have limestone flooring in my living room and I was in search of such a valuable cleaning tips. This helps me a lot.

      - http://www.eskandaristone.com/limestone-tile/

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