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A Kersten pedestrian sweeper removing moss from block paving

A pedestrian sweeper clearing moss from block paving

Property and landscape maintenance with SweepRite

Keep your premises in top condition with affordable, regular sweeping with our powered sweepers and sweeping machines. If you have grounds, carparks, drives, footpaths, yards or any paving they will need to be kept free of leaves, weeds, moss and rubbish with regular sweeping to prevent deterioration* and the risk of accidents and injury.
Moss is a big problem for areas of block paving and SweepRite offer a range of solutions for dealing with it. Our solutions do not require the use of chemicals which are increasingly frowned upon.

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SweepRite powered vacuum collectors are an ideal solution to suck up any debris that may remain. Look great when customers call with either a one-off sweep or regular maintenance with a sweep from SweepRite of Reading, leaders in sweeper hire.

Powered moss removal

Block paving being scrubbed

Block paving being expertly cleaned with a rotary scrubber.

Removing moss from pavements, yards and walkways can be a troublesome task, but removing moss can be made simple with a Kersten powered sweeper or WeedBrush. The hydraulic powered sweeper can be set to scrub the outdoor hard surface clean whilst maintaining a steady forward speed removing moss and the debris that the moss is growing in. Moss and debris is collected in the collector box on the sweeping machine ensuring the surface is left clean and free from moss.

Perfect growing environment

Moss tends to grow in damp, shaded conditions where debris collects and is attached to the damp surface. The combination of shade, damp and debris provides the perfect growing environment for moss. A pavement shaded by a tall hedge may be the ideal environment to promote moss growth. It is important that pavements are kept free from moss as it can become very slippery and so causing a safety hazard.

Moss and debris can freeze

Winter conditions can make the moss covered surface even more dangerous as the moisture contained in the moss and debris can freeze. Due to the shade these areas do not thaw easily. Continued frost in the pavement surface can cause the small stones in the tarmac to become pushed out due to the expansion of the moisture contained in the debris that has been left. Of course this damage is only realised when the debris is removed from the hard surface pavement. This type of damage to the pavement is very expensive to remedy. In the past pavements used to be swept regularly by council work men with brooms. Using brushes and brooms kept the surface free from debris and the moss did not grow. Today most pavements are not swept with a broom or sweeper. At best they may be cleared with a back pack or hand held powered blower. Most blowers are not powerful enough to move the debris that is stuck to the surface.

Debris that is stuck to the surface

A typical moss infestation

A typical moss infestation
of block paving.

There are chemical solutions designed to kill moss on pavements which generally do kill moss when sprayed in the correct conditions and using suitable application rates for the level of infestation. These chemical moss killer products include MMC Pro Moss Killer, Eco Chem Moss and Algae Killer, MossKiller Ready, Simply Gone, Vitax Finalsan Organic Moss Killer, Brintons Patio Magic, Bayer Garden Moss Killer. Quite often the dead moss serves to provide the perfect food source for the next lot of moss to grow in. Increasingly their use is becoming prohibited by councils and public bodies. The only sure way of removing moss is by physically removing it and its growing medium or food sources.

Very effective moss killer

A sweeper can be a very effective moss killer or at least an effective moss remover. The powered sweepers from Kersten can help prevent moss from becoming established by regularly sweeping surfaces to remove rubbish, mud and general debris. A collector box may be fitted to all Kersten sweepers. Kersten powerbrush sweepers may be pedestrian or mounted to most prime movers such as compact tractors, ride-on mowers, forklift truck and utility vehicles.

*Dirty and debris covered surfaces attract moisture that can freeze and promote spalling.

SweepRite of Reading in Berkshire is part of Kersten (UK) Ltd

Reading Sweeper Hire - Have pride in your place.
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Kersten (UK) Ltd, Progress House, 39 Boulton Road, Reading, Berkshire RG2 0NH
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