Algae, Lichen, and Render: Tackling Common Growth Issues with Expert Cleaning

Algae, Lichen, and Render: Tackling Common Growth Issues with Expert Cleaning

28th December 2023

When it comes to maintaining the appearance and longevity of your property’s exterior, dealing with common growth issues like algae and lichen on render surfaces can be a challenge. These unsightly growths not only detract from the aesthetic appeal of your property but can also cause damage if left untreated. In this blog post, we will explore the effective methods used by Just Clean Property Care to tackle these common growth issues through expert cleaning services.

Understanding Algae and Lichen


Algae is a type of simple plant organism that thrives in damp and shaded areas. It appears as green or black patches on the surface of render, giving the affected area a dirty and neglected appearance. Algae growth is common in areas with high humidity and poor sunlight exposure.


Lichen, on the other hand, is a combination of algae and fungi that forms a symbiotic relationship. It appears as a crusty or moss-like growth on render surfaces, often in shades of green, grey, or yellow. Lichen growth is more prevalent in areas with high moisture levels and minimal sunlight.

The Importance of Professional Cleaning

While it may be tempting to tackle algae and lichen growth on your own, professional cleaning services offer several advantages. Here’s why you should consider hiring experts like Just Clean Property Care:

  1. Expertise: Professional cleaners have the knowledge and experience to identify the type of growth and determine the most effective cleaning methods.
  2. Specialised Equipment: Just Clean Property Care utilises state-of-the-art equipment and cleaning solutions specifically designed to remove algae and lichen without causing damage to the render surface.
  3. Prevention: In addition to removing existing growth, professional cleaning services also apply protective treatments to prevent the recurrence of algae and lichen, keeping your property looking clean and well-maintained for longer.

The Just Clean Property Care Approach

At Just Clean Property Care, we follow a comprehensive process to tackle algae and lichen growth on render surfaces:

  1. Assessment: Our team begins by assessing the extent of the growth and identifying any underlying causes such as poor drainage or excessive shade.
  2. Preparation: We take necessary precautions to protect surrounding areas and ensure the safety of both our team and your property.
  3. Cleaning: Using our specialised equipment and cleaning solutions, we thoroughly clean the affected areas, removing all traces of algae and lichen.
  4. Treatment: After cleaning, we apply a protective treatment to the render surface, preventing the regrowth of algae and lichen.
  5. Maintenance: Just Clean Property Care offers regular maintenance plans to ensure the long-term cleanliness and preservation of your property’s exterior.


Dealing with algae and lichen growth on render surfaces can be a daunting task, but with the help of professional render cleaning services like Just Clean Property Care, you can effectively tackle these common growth issues. Our expertise, specialised equipment, and preventive treatments ensure that your property remains clean, well-maintained, and free from the recurrence of algae and lichen. Don’t let unsightly growths detract from the beauty of your property – contact Just Clean Property Care today for expert cleaning services.