Pressure cleaning a wood, brick or concrete patio isn’t as easy as many homeowners assume. Standard garden hoses can’t adequately wash away silt, dirt and mud that settles into the cracks and pores of typical patio materials. Cleaning a patio with a pressure washer can also result in chipped patio paint, a damaged lawn or garden and dirty water splashed onto your home’s exterior! Patio cleaning is best suited for a professional home exterior cleaning service in Appleton.
Our patio cleaning process starts with the application of a strong but gentle detergent that breaks down ground-in dirt and grime. Your patio, can then be gently rinsed, with low water pressure and without harming your landscaping or lawn or creating a mess on your property.
For wood patio cleaning in Appleton, we use the exact same equipment to power wash patios that we use home, but we use a different process. “Softwashing” is like regular power washing except the pressure is kept much lower. This is important to preserve the paint, stains and finishes on the wood. Soft washing also helps to keep the wood from splintering which will cause structural problems. We have the knowledge and experience to determine the exact pressure needed for the patio. If the patio has considerable damage then we will use the lowest pressure needed to get the job done right.
Brick patios are usually much harder to pressure clean than wood or concrete. Brick patio stones have raised, textured areas along their surface. These sections make effective brick patio cleaning challenging, even if using a pressure washer.
Our Appleton brick patio cleaning service begins with solvents that can easily reach unseen areas of dirt and grime, dissolving even the toughest mud and ground-in debris. These solvents will remove moss, mold and algae that is growing in cracks and crevices! We then use our special brushes for cleaning brick patios, to push away all the heavy and unsightly dirt and debris.
Pressure cleaning a concrete patio does more than make the space look better. 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, mold and algae. When this type of debris becomes damp, it becomes very slick and very slippery, and creates a hazard for anyone that’s walking around the concrete patio!
Don’t count on a garden hose or DIY videos that attempt to show homeowners how to safely clean a patio, but instead leave this work to the professionals. Appleton Pressure Washing has several years of experience in patio cleaning in Appleton and the surrounding communities, and our soft wash systems and brushes will ensure all areas of your home’s patio are spotlessly clean and ready for you to enjoy!
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