Is It Rust?
Squeeky Clean can professionally clean and restore CONCRETE, BRICKS, PAVERS, TILE, STONE, STUCCO, ASPHALT, VINYL, SIDING, SHINGLES, RUBBER, SIDEWALKS AND MORE!
Rust can come from a variety of sources, mainly from metals, fertilizers, or soils that contain iron. Most concrete rust does not travel more than 1/16” deep into the concrete. Orange Battery Acid is often mistaken for rust and is an orange flash acid “burn” that can travel down your driveway and into the street. In addition, flash acid burn looks almost identical to rust in appearance, but it is very different. If your battery acid is white, unfortunately, it can travel throughout the entire slab and there is no cleaner that can remove the white stain.
The problem with rust removers currently on the market is that they contain acids that “eat” the concrete.
They strip the concrete of its cement paste and create a micro-aggregate or “etched” surface surrounding the orange acid burn. When these cleaners eat the cement, they only take a minimal amount of the stain with it and cause deep, permanent damage to your concrete. Almost all other concrete rust removers formulated to remove rust will discolor the concrete, turn it white or may even turn it more orange. This is not good because now your problem is two or three fold and you have sustained permanent damage to your concrete. We use products that safely and effectively clean without damaging the concrete or surface being cleaned.
We Remove Stains Without Damaging Your Property
Our Cleaning method is specifically formulated to remove BOTH battery acid staining AND rust stains. This includes the entire spectrum of the rust family- thin, thick, topical, embedded, and fertilizer staining. Our method chemically locks into the concrete, reversing 80-100% of the orange staining and restores concrete to its natural bright gray color.