How to remove rust stains on your pavers, concrete, and other exterior surfaces.
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Not all rust stains are created equal, and being able to remove rust stains on your exterior surfaces is all about working with a professional who understands how different causes of rust affect your property differently. More importantly, effective rust removal hinges on using the right rust cleaning solution: one that is powerful enough to remove all traces of rust without causing any damage to your exterior surfaces. What are the kinds of rust you should know about? What cleaning solution is the answer to your rust concerns? We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know and more. Find out below.

Different Rust Causes Explained

Rust comes in a variety of types – and from a variety of causes. The most common is caused by metals over time. In Florida’s hot, humid climate, it’s not surprising that your metal furniture may be susceptible to rust as it’s exposed to oxygen and moisture over time. As the iron corrodes, it leads to rusting – both on the pieces of furniture themselves and on the exterior surfaces on which they are placed. Though rust is most closely associated with corroded iron, there are other kinds of rust (or rust-like stains) that may pop up on your property.

Battery Acid Rust

If you have a golf cart, four-wheeler, side-by-side, or some other similar vehicle on your property, there’s a chance that they could be the cause of some of the rust-like stains on your driveway or pavers. Battery acid rust happens when these vehicles are rinsed down, which helps to transfer traces of battery acid onto your exterior surfaces. These traces become embedded in the miniscule holes of your surfaces, causing a rust-like appearance over time. Though the typical solution is to run to the hardware store and pick up a rust cleaner, this should not be your answer. Over-the-counter rust cleaner can be toxic when combined with battery acid, presenting a considerable health hazard. There are better solutions out there (more on that in a minute).

Fertilizer Rust

After you fertilize your yard, make sure all fertilizer pellets are cleaned away as thoroughly as possible. If left behind, fertilizer pellets will begin to rust due to exposure to heat and humidity, leaving small dots of rust all over your property. Because these dots of rust are so small and tend to be plentiful, applying an over the counter cleaner to the surfaces on which they are found can end up doing more harm than good, causing damage to the surface without completely removing the stains in the first place.

Your Rust Cleaning Solution

The best way to take care of rust and preserve the structural integrity of your concrete or pavers is to rely on a professional to clean it – even then, it’s important to know what to look out for. Always work with a professional who uses the ultimate rust-cleaning solution: Front 9 Restoration products. This line of powerful rust removal products uses all natural solutions to specifically target rust stains of all kinds, thoroughly removing any trace of them from your exterior surfaces without causing any damage to the surfaces themselves. Rust is not easy to remove completely; in fact, it is one of the most difficult stain types to get rid of safely. When combined with the techniques used by our licensed and certified professionals, Front 9 products are the best solution available to help homeowners remove rust stains anywhere on their property.
Rust removal hinges on finding a cleaning solution that’s both gentle and effective. At A-Plus SoftWash, we are proud to use Front 9 Restoration products to give you the best clean possible while preserving the long-term appearance and durability of your surfaces. To get a free quote on your rust removal services, click here.

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