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Sidewalk Rust

How To Keep Rust Off Sidewalks and Buildings

Here in Florida, the landscape is lush and beautiful. Bright green vegetation is one of the biggest reasons people love living here. So, when rust smears our pristine sidewalks and homes, it can be off-putting. The rust stains on concrete, sidewalks, apartment complexes, and homes create the appearance of an unkempt and aging property.  Fortunately, we have the solution.

Interested in learning how to remove rust from your sidewalks or buildings for good?

Here’s how.

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What Causes Rust?

Grass and other flora need a lot of water to thrive. Rainwater alone is not enough. Sprinklers are key in keeping Florida’s vegetation alive. Many areas of Florida rely on well water. Well water comes from aquifers in the earth that are drilled into and pumped out through a pipe for use. The problem? Well water contains high levels of Iron Sulfide (AKA rust) along with other minerals. When the sprinklers turn on, and the water hits the air, the iron sulfide oxidizes- causing major rust stains in any area the sprinklers hit.

Both homes and businesses come across this problem every day. One common problem is the need to get the rust off vinyl siding on the house. Another is trying to get the rust off of concrete and sidewalks (link to this article: Rust stains can blemish the aesthetic of houses, apartment complexes, and businesses. It causes buildings and landscapes to look messy, neglected, and old. Luckily, there are ways to remove and prevent rust from coming back, and we can help.

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Remove the Rust!

Unfortunately, rust stains cannot be removed with a simple hose or broom. Pressure washing is the most effective way to remove rust stains from your driveway, sides of your home or sidewalk. Yet, this quick fix is only temporary, as the well water will continue to oxidize each time the sprinklers turn on. It’s more than a little frustrating to spend hours cleaning rust, only to have it return a few days later. That’s why we have a solution for this.

Make Sure the Rust is Gone for Good!

Once you’ve cleaned the well water rust-off, it’s important you prevent it from returning. Some homeowners think an iron filter for well water is the only solution. There are other ways to remove iron from well water. Our method is a preventative solution. The solution is injected into a receptacle that is pumped directly into the sprinkler line every time your irrigation system turns on. In turn, this will reduce and often eliminate the rust that comes out of your sprinkler system.

Maintain the Water Source

Once the water is treated with our solution, it lasts roughly 30 days before particles of iron begin to invade it again. In order to keep the rust off of sidewalks, buildings, signage, and homes, it’s crucial that your water is treated monthly. While this may sound costly initially, our preventative solution is likely the best long-term solution. Maintaining your water will save you the time and money you would spend looking for iron filters and pressure washing the stains.

If you are business owner, curb appeal is vital in attracting new customers. It can also increase the value of your home. Rust-Off services are an investment in your home or business.

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Consider Rust-Off For Your Home or Business

We are passionate about serving our community and helping our neighbors treat well water rust for good. Interested in learning more about Rust-Off? Check out some of our reviews and before/after photos.

Pricing depends on your individual needs, so get started by contacting us today and get one step closer to having permanent rust removal.