How To Clean Brick

How To Clean Brick

You might not think it is important, but even the bricks in your house requires some attention. Cleaning it from time to time prevents it from corrosion. There are several methods you can employ to clean your bricks. We will discuss some of them in details. However, if you don’t have the time, you can always hire a professional cleaning service.

1. Cleaning the dust

First, begin by dusting your dirty brick with a scrub brush. This way, you can at least get rid of the surface level dust. If you own a vacuum cleaner, use the brush attachment to blow away any residue. Chances are you won’t be able to scrub away all of the dirt, but that’s okay. You can scrub away the rest of it  when you wash it.

2. Washing the brick

Grab a spray bottle and spray water all over the surface of the brick. A dry brick would absorb soap, which would only lead to further damage like discoloration, and it might even crumble with time. You need the brick to be wet if you are going to wash it.

Mix dish soap with salt and stir it together until you have a thick paste which can be spread on a wall. If you are cleaning a large number of bricks, mix the dish soap and salt in a bucket on a 1:1 ratio. Keep the mixture away from cleaning solvents such as chemicals, as it can have an adverse effect.

Dip a washcloth in the mixture and spread it all over the brick in equal proportion. The layer can be thick or thin, depending on how dirty the brick is. If it’s really dusty and grimy, you might want to opt for a thick paste. Let the paste sit on the brick for about 10 minutes or so before scrubbing it. While it sits, the paste will soften the dirt and debris.

For scrubbing, grab a scrub brush and apply it in a circular motion on the brick. For harsher stains, apply more pressure while scrubbing with the brush. Don’t use wire brushes while cleaning the bricks. If despite the scrubbing, there is still dirt left, try using acid to clean it off.

Once you are done, dip a clean towel in warm water and wipe any soap residue left on the brick walls. If the paste mixture stays on the brick, it can corrode over time and damage the walls. If you are doing the washing outside, you can use your garden hose to water the bricks. After you are done with the washing, dab the brick with a towel to dry it or leave it in a cool area so it can dry off from contact with the wind.

3. Pressure Wash The Bricks

Instead of going through the trouble of preparing solutions, you can buy a pressure washer online or from a departmental store. They can wash away the dirt stains quite quickly. While using a pressure washer, you need to be at least 12-18 inches away from the bricks. Turn on the power and spray on the surface of the bricks. Work your way from the bottom to the top so you can be assured you have coated the entire bricks wall. For really deep stains, you can apply the paste mixture first, and then wash it off with the pressure washer. After you have used the pressure washer, don’t forget to pat dry the surface of the brick with a towel.

If none of this works, you can rely on a professional cleaning service to do the job for you. As Southern California’s number one rated cleaning service, we, at SwiftClean, promise that you will have the cleanest bricks to keep your house strong once we are done with it. This is possible due to our connections with the best maids in the Los Angeles area. They are cleaners who have been working for years and no the inside and outside of cleaning a house. It doesn’t matter what kind of a place you live in. Be it an apartment, a house, or even if you need us to clean a home you are moving  in or moving out of, we can provide you with a cleaner who is ready to take on the job.


Our prices depend on the kind of cleaning service you expect from us. The price for standard cleaning differs from the price of deep cleaning but we can assure you, all costs will be disclosed right from the start. You don’t need to worry about us springing a new price on you once we are done. We deeply value the relationship we have made with our customers and we plan to make long lasting relationship with you too. We would never jeopardize it by cheating you.

You can employ us for whichever time period you require. We are available on a daily, bi-weekly, weekly or monthly basis. Our maids are professionals and always on time. Once you leave the house in their trusted hands, you will come back to a clean and shining home. If you want the bricks in your house to stay in its best shape, you can simply leave your contact details with us on our website. We will get back to you with a quote soon! We also have an online representative working 24 hours who can answer your queries in a jiffy. So, what are you waiting for?

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