Pressure washing a patio isn’t as simple as a lot of homeowners think. Residential garden hoses can’t properly wash away grime, dirt and mud that falls into the pits and pores of typical patio materials. Cleaning a patio with a pressure washer can also cause chipped patio paint, a damaged lawn or garden and muddy water splattered onto your home’s exterior! Patio cleaning is best suited for a professional home exterior cleaning service in Richmond.
Our patio cleaning process starts with the application of a strong but gentle solvent that removes ground-in dirt and grime. Your patio, can then be gently rinsed, with low water pressure and without harming your lawn or landscaping or creating a mess on your property.
For wood patio cleaning in Richmond, we use the same professional equipment to power wash patios as we use home, but we use a different technique. “Softwashing” is like standard power washing except the water pressure is considerably lower. This is necessary to protect the paint, stains and finishes. Soft washing also helps to keep the wood from splintering which will cause structural issues. We have the knowledge and experience to utilize the exact pressure needed. If the patio has noticeable damage then we will utilize the absolute lowest pressure needed to get the job done right.
Brick patios are usually much harder to clean than wood or concrete. Brick patio tiles all have raised, textured areas along their surface. These sections make successful brick patio cleaning challenging, even when using a professional pressure washer.
Our Richmond brick patio cleaning process begins with specialty solvents that can easily reach unseen areas of dirt and grime, dissolving even the thickest mud and ground-in debris. These detergents will remove moss, mold and algae that might be growing in between those cracks and crevices! We then use special brushes for deep cleaning brick patios, to wash off all the heavy and unsightly grit and debris.
Pressure washing a concrete patio does more than make the space look better. Dirt, dust, grime and other debris that gets stuck in the cracks and crevices of concrete will eventually get blown into the lawn and will then ruin its appearance too. Cleaning a concrete patio can also remove moss and mildew, mold and algae. When this type of debris becomes damp or wet, it becomes very slick and very slippery, creating a hazard for anyone that is walking around the concrete patio!
Don’t count on a garden hose or DIY videos that try to show homeowners how to safely clean a patio, but leave this job to the professionals. Richmond Pressure Washing has years of experience in patio cleaning in Richmond and the surrounding communities, and our soft wash techniques and brushes will ensure all areas of your home’s patio are spotlessly clean and ready for you and your family to enjoy!
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