Pollutants, such as dirt, grime, and other environmental contaminants, can be harmful to stone surfaces for several reasons:
- Appearance: Pollutants can make the stone surface look dirty, stained, and discolored, affecting the overall appearance of the stone.
- Damage: Pollutants can cause physical and chemical damage to the stone surface over time. For example, acidic pollutants can react with the stone surface, leading to erosion, pitting, and other forms of damage.
- Biological growth: Pollutants can also create a favorable environment for the growth of biological organisms such as algae, moss, and lichen, which can further damage the stone surface and affect its structural integrity.
By removing pollutants from stone surfaces, you can prevent these problems and help maintain the stone’s appearance and integrity. Regular cleaning and maintenance can also help extend the life of the stone and prevent the need for costly repairs or replacements in the future.