Orange Staining on my Home

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Unsightly Rust Stains on the side of your Home?

Have you ever noticed unsightly rust stains on the side of your home, sidewalk, or driveway? These stains are often caused by hard water irrigation systems, and they can be a challenge to keep clean.


What causes these rust stains?

Hard water is water that contains high levels of dissolved minerals, such as calcium and magnesium. When hard water is used to irrigate lawns and gardens, the minerals can build up by running down the concrete or by spraying onto the sides of homes. Over time, this can cause rust stains to form.

Rust Stains can also cause permanent damage

Rust stains are not only unsightly, but they can also damage the exterior of a home. If left untreated, rust can eat away at the paint or degrade concrete, leading to costly repairs.

Tips to prevent rust stains from forming on your home:

  • Use a water softener to remove the minerals that cause hard water.
  • Install a filter on your irrigation system to remove the minerals and other impurities from your irrigation water.
  • Rinse your home regularly with fresh water to remove any minerals or other debris that may be building up on the sides of your home.
  • Make an appointment with an irrigation company that can assist you with redirecting the heads of your sprinklers.


What to do if you have Rust Stains on the exterior of your home?

If you have orange staining on your home it’s important to mention this when you call to get a quote to have your home pressure cleaned. Pressure washing is a great way to clean the exterior of your home and remove dirt, grime, and other debris. However, pressure washing alone will not remove rust stains. Rust is a chemical reaction that occurs between iron and oxygen, and it requires a chemical solution to remove it.

If you have rust-colored stains on your home, it’s important to hire a professional pressure washing company that offers a rust removal treatment to help remove the stains. A professional pressure washing company will also be able to assess the situation and recommend the best course of action to remove the rust stains and prevent them from forming in the future.


If you have any concerns about rust stains on your home, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We offer free consultations and estimates, and we would be happy to answer any of your questions about our treatments for rust-colored stains. Give us a call at 941-687-6886 because from the Roof to the Street with Hoover Your Cleaning Can be Complete.