There are Pluses to Pressure Washing a Patio
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If you’re a person who enjoys having their property looking tidy and welcoming, then the dirt that collects over time across your patio, driveway and deck may be a source of irritation.
Perhaps suntan lotion, food, beverages or gum has ruined the overall look of your patio. Perhaps your paver or concrete patio is plagued with slimy algae and filth that’s gradually accumulated over the years. Or, it could be that moss, lichen and weeds are making your patio less appealing.
Thankfully, a pressure washer can help solve all of these issues with relative ease by eliminating dirt, grime and unsightly growth. You can achieve an excellent finish without having to sacrifice a full weekend to the task or resort to scrubbing on your hands and knees. Just hire a professional pressure washing company to do the job correctly the first time.
How to pressure wash a patio
Not used a pressure washer before? Follow these easy steps for a fuss-free approach to cleaning your patio.
Remove any furniture or potted plants from your patio
- Use a broom to remove the largest pieces of dirt and debris
- Depending on the material your patio is made of, whether it’s a classic travertine, concrete pavers, or concrete exposed aggregate, you can choose a pressure washer detergent that’s formulated to match and protect its properties
- Once you’re used to the speed and volume of water, and confident you’ve got the water jet under control, work your way systematically across the surface of your patio, starting at the furthest distance from your home and working your way back
A few extra patio cleaning tips that may go a long way to helping you keep your outdoor area as good as new include regularly brushing your patio and removing weeds as soon as they have taken root.