Exterior Building Cleaning | RayAccess, Inc.
RayAccess, Inc. is a professional exterior building cleaning contractor serving commercial and residential buildings in Los Angeles area. Specifically, we specialize in cleaning of exterior façade, roofs, awnings, canopies and architectural elements of multi-story buildings.
In order to achieve high-quality results and protect the materials, RayAccess team utilizes various methods of cleaning such as pressure washing, soft-cleaning, and chemical cleaning. Our unique expertise in various access techniques and equipment enable us to access any spot on a building safely and efficiently.
In fact, routine exterior cleaning is not only important for building appearance but also for protection of exterior surfaces from staining, mold and deterioration. Most of commonly used, exterior building substrates (stucco, brick, cement, natural stone) have porous structure that allow dirt and air contaminants to penetrate into the material. Overtime, these contaminants can cause permanent staining and significantly restrict vapor permeability. As a consequence, trapped moisture and contaminants cause the substrate cracking, aging, discoloration, staining, as well as mold and fungus growth. Thus, then closer the building to the areas with high air pollution such as roads, highways, industrial facilities, dusty fields, then more frequently the exterior needs to be cleaned and maintained.
Indeed, some natural factors can also negatively affect exterior substrates. For instance, salty mist air near the Ocean, or areas with high pollen can cause range of issues from corrosion and efflorescence to mold and fungus growth.
In RayAccess, we focus on Safety-Quality-Efficiency to deliver best results for exterior building cleaning projects.
Exterior Building Cleaning Services
Exterior cleaning with water sprayed under high pressure of 1,500-4,000 PSI. Very efficient way to remove dust, dirt and grime from various surfaces from stucco, concrete, painted metal. In some cases, pressure (power) washing can be used in combination with a cleaning product application. This method is not recommended for surfaces that can absorb water quickly (such as limestone, travertine, some brick masonry), made from materials that can be damaged by the pressure such as vinyl, canvas, siding. Power washing can be ineffective for smooth materials such as glass, aluminum or stainless-steel panels resulting in hard-water staining if the drips are not squeegeed/dried/wiped manually.
Soft-cleaning is represented by scrubbing with soft-bristled brushes and cleaning product with consecutive light rinsing. In particular, soft-cleaning is recommended for sensitive building elements and substrates such as painted siding, porous natural stone (limestone, travertine, brick masonry), stainless steel and aluminum paneling, architectural glass, vinyl or canvas. It can be a great alternative to minimize use of water. Often, rinsing is conducted with deionized water or followed by drying/squeegeeing the surface to avoid hard-water stains.
RayAccess has unique expertise in deep cleaning method applied for stained building exterior where regular cleaning was not successful. Typically, such stains require aggressive chemical application with rinsing or polishing, in case it has smooth surface. Stains on a building exterior can be caused by oxidation (hard-water or calcium deposits), efflorescence, rust and corrosion, mold, oil and other deeply penetrated contaminants. Usually, the longer a stain stays on the exterior, then more difficult is to remove it. In RayAccess, we developed proprietary processes to treat various type of staining on building exterior such as oxidation on marble, granite or aluminum, rust on stainless steel, efflorescence on bricks and natural stone.
Facade Elements, Roof & Awning Cleaning
Some building elements such as roof, awnings, canopies, decorative cornices, require special treatment by access, cleaning process and products selection. RayAccess expertise in special access and fall-protection techniques allow us efficiently clean and maintain all types of roofs, awnings and architectural building elements. In order to prevent damage, we use soft-cleaning for roofs and awnings made from vinyl, membranes, canvas, painted metal, gypsum, aluminum and metal panels, plexiglass. Some, terra cotta and tiled roofs can be safely cleaned via pressure washing.
What People Are Saying
- 1033 Ocean Ave HOA Board
On behalf of 1033 Ocean Ave HOA, I would like to thank RayAccess for a great job in cleaning and restoring the exterior of our building. Utilizing your rope access system saved our Association much in costs and we are glad to have avoided the need to erect scaffolding to perform the work. Sergey and his crew were very professional and communicated well during the project.
- DoubleTree by Hilton Los Angeles / Director of Engineering
"Great job in washing our building! Very professional team."
- Fisch Properties / Property Manager
"Thanks so much for the great work! The windows look perfect"
- Playa Vista Community
"Great job at a great price! Had them come in to clean our building and were able to reach the high windows with no problem! Called for a free estimate, they came that same day and then came to clean to the next day! Friendly staff as well!"
- SouthPark Group/ Property Manager
Thank you so much for cleaning windows at our building. The tenants are so happy! They can finally see what's outside their windows!
- Loews Hotel/ Director of Engineering
I'm really happy with work RayAccess did for us on painting the exterior of Loews atrium. At first, I though it would be a nightmare project because of old paint condition and difficult access to some areas. But it turned out to be a very professional and smooth job! Thank you.
- Rooftop Cinema/ Head of Design & Production
RayAccess painted our outdoor movie screen on a high-rise building in Downtown LA. With their Rope Access method, they saved us thousands of dollars in bringing a huge lift and blocking almost entire street. The job was done perfectly! Thank you so much!
Exterior Building Cleaning Service Area
RayAccess, Inc. provides Exterior Building Cleaning Services at following areas: Los Angeles County (including Santa Monica, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Hollywood, Downtown Los Angeles, Glendale, Santa Clarita, Burbank, San Fernando, Pasadena, Culver City, Marina del Rey, Playa del Rey, El Segundo, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, Torrance, City of Commerce), Orange County (including Anaheim, Santa Ana, Fullerton), Riverside County (including Ontario, Riverside, Cabazon, Palm Springs), San Bernardino County (including Fontana, San Bernardino), San Diego County.