Pressure washing a wood, brick or concrete patio isn’t as simple as a lot of homeowners think. Residential garden hoses do not adequately wash away grime, dirt and mud that falls into the cracks and pores of typical patio materials. Cleaning a patio with a pressure washer can also cause chipped paint, a damaged lawn and muddy water splashed onto your home’s exterior! Patio cleaning is best suited for a professional home exterior cleaning company in Norfolk.
Our patio cleaning process begins with the application of a powerful but safe solvent that breaks down deep dirt and grime. Your brick, concrete or wood patio, can then be rinsed gently, with low water pressure and without damage to your landscaping or lawn or creating a mess on your property.
For wood patio cleaning in Norfolk, we use the same professional equipment to power wash patios that we use home, but we use a different technique. “Softwashing” is like power washing except the pressure is considerably lower. This is important to protect the paint, stains and finishes. Soft washing also helps to keep the wood from splintering which will cause structural problems. We have the knowledge and years of experience to determine the exact pressure needed. If the patio has visible damage then we will use the lowest pressure necessary to get the job done without further damage.
Brick patios are often much harder to clean than wood or concrete. Brick patio stones all have raised, textured areas along their surface. These sections make brick patio cleaning challenging, even when using a professional pressure washer.
Our Norfolk brick patio cleaning process begins with specialty solvents that can easily reach unseen areas of dirt and dust, dissolving the thickest mud and ground-in debris. These solvents will remove moss, mold and algae that is growing in between cracks and crevices! We then use our special brushes for cleaning brick patios, to wash away all the thick and unsightly grit and debris.
Pressure cleaning a concrete patio does much more than make the patio look cleaner. Organic dirt, dust, silt and other debris that gets trapped in the cracks and crevices of concrete might get blown into the lawn and ruin its appearance too. Cleaning a concrete patio can also remove moss and mildew, mold and algae. When this type of debris gets damp, it becomes very slick and slippery, creating a hazard for anyone that is walking around the patio!
Do not rely on a garden hose or DIY online videos that attempt to show you how to clean a patio, but instead leave this job to the professionals. Norfolk Pressure Washing has several years of experience in patio cleaning in Norfolk and the surrounding areas, and our soft wash techniques and specialty brushes will ensure all areas of your patio are spotlessly clean and are ready for you to enjoy!
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