Pressure washing a patio isn’t as easy as many homeowners assume. Residential garden hoses can’t effectively wash away grime, dirt and mud that settles into the cracks and pores of patio materials. Cleaning a patio with a pressure washer can also result in chipped patio paint, a damaged lawn or garden and dirty water splattered onto your home’s exterior! Patio cleaning is best suited for a professional home exterior cleaning service in Tempe.
Our soft wash patio cleaning process starts with the application of a strong but safe detergent that breaks down deep dirt and debris. Your brick, concrete or wood patio, can then be gently rinsed, with low water pressure and without harming your lawn or landscaping or creating a mess.
For wood patio cleaning in Tempe, we use the exact same equipment to power wash patios as we use home, but we use a different technique. “Softwashing” is a lot like regular power washing but the water pressure is kept considerably lower. This is vital to preserve the paint, stains and finishes on the wood. Soft washing also keep the wood from splintering which can cause structural issues. We have the knowledge and experience to determine the exact pressure needed for the patio. If the patio has noticeable damage then we will utilize the lowest water pressure necessary to get the job done without further damage.
Brick patios are usually much harder to pressure clean than wood or concrete. Brick patio stones have raised, textured areas along the top of their surface. These areas make brick patio cleaning challenging, even if using a pressure washer.
Our Tempe brick patio cleaning procedure starts with solvents that can easily reach unseen areas of dirt and dust, dissolving the toughest mud and ground-in debris. These solvents will eliminate moss, mold and algae that might be growing in between cracks and crevices! We then use special brushes for cleaning brick patios, to push off all the thick and unsightly dirt and debris.
Pressure washing a concrete patio does more than make the patio look nicer. Dirt, dust, grime and other debris that gets caught in the cracks and crevices of concrete can get blown into the lawn and will then ruin its appearance too. Cleaning a concrete patio can also remove moss, mold and algae. When this type of debris gets damp or wet, it becomes very slick and slippery, creating a hazard for anyone that’s walking around the concrete patio!
Do not count on a garden hose or DIY online videos that attempt to show you how to safely clean a patio, but leave this work to the professionals. Tempe Power Washing has several years of experience in patio cleaning in Tempe and the neighboring communities, and our professional soft wash techniques and specialty brushes will ensure all areas of your patio are immaculately clean and ready for you to enjoy!
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