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Pressure washing drive ways and roofs
Are the unsightly stains on your concrete driveway causing you any concern? Oil and other types of concrete stains are ugly and can damage your driveway’s surface. Just like pollen and dirt can stick to your home’s siding, roof, and patio furniture, they can also stick to concrete.
If the concrete is not treated, it may start to crumble. Therefore, it’s time to quit putting off cleaning if your brick sidewalks have stains or your concrete driveway appears a little run-down. Additionally, a well-kept driveway improves curb appeal.
Using a pressure washer is the easiest and most effective way to clean a concrete driveway, but it needs to be done properly. This blog post will teach you how to properly clean a concrete driveway using water pressure so that your outside area remains beautiful and in top shape.
Getting ready to pressure wash your driveway
Which pressure washer works best for cleaning concrete? Your driveway and other concrete or brick surfaces can be cleaned with pressure washers that run on gas or electricity. The water supply for these pressure washers comes from a garden hose. The motor of the pressure washer powers the water pump, which forces water out of the unit with greater force than a standard garden hose.
But first, complete the following tasks before beginning your concrete pressure cleaning project:
1. Using a broom, remove any loose dirt or debris.
2. Once the road is clear of debris, check your windows, walls, and doors facing the driveway.
3. Painter’s tape should be used to seal any plastic sheeting or tarps that cover those apertures.
These preparatory actions will shield these locations from accidental spraying. Why? Power washing them will, of course, cause the painted surfaces to begin flaking away. By covering them, you’ll also shield them from any flying debris that could have escaped your original cleanup efforts.
Furthermore, refer to the device’s instructions and safety documentation at all times as there are several models and brands of pressure washers. You may safely and successfully operate your pressure washer by following the instructions in the handbook.
To make cleaning easier and quicker, one last thing to check before you begin pressure washing is the driveway’s highest point and the direction of the water’s natural flow.