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5 Excellent Pressure Cleaning Tips for Your Concrete Driveway

by Eva Spenser Innovation

Pressure cleaning a driveway requires adequate specialisation and superior technique, and that’s why you should always contact certified professionals only to wash your driveway. If too much pressure and the wrong tip is used to clean the driveway, it may cause lasting damage. You don’t want to blast bits of concrete off the driveway and create etched designs that are only visible when the driveway is wet. 

The problem is, most people do not realize that one can damage the driveway by cleaning it with too much pressure. That is because of the belief pursued by most people that concrete is an invincibly sturdy material, which it is not. Pressure washing a driveway with an incorrect tip or using too much force can result in significant damage. So, you must appoint only professionals, who have gathered years of experience in the domain of driveway cleaning, as they know the correct methods of pressure cleaning a driveway. 

Here are some tips that will guide you through the pressure cleaning process: 

  • Use the green tip

According to the agencies providing driveway pressure cleaning in Sydney, you should always use a green tip when pressure cleaning a concrete surface. The yellow and red tip concentrates the flow of water in a minimal area, and they will blast off the upper surface of concrete, creating etching designs. The black and white tip is spread out, and they are generally used for soft washing cars, siding etc.

  • Make sure your washer has enough PSI

It would help if you used a pressure washer with the force of 3,000 to 3,500 PSI and that should be enough for pressure cleaning your driveway. Nothing more potent than that is needed for household purposes. On the other hand, small electric pressure washers may be gentle on your pocket, but they will also be gentle on your dirty driveway. In other words, they can’t produce the force needed to clean a concrete surface. 

  • Be patient till the end

You may still see lines of dirt after pressure washing is finished, especially near corners and ends of the road. This is not due to any technical obstacle, but due to your sheer lack of determination to finish the job correctly. 

Chances are, you got tired towards the end and didn’t take as much time as when you began. Human errors are only natural, and you should consider cleaning all the corners as well as sides of the driveway to get the perfect result. 

  • Take care of moulds and mildews

Sometimes, only pressure cleaning may not be enough, according to specialists providing pressure cleaning in Turramurra. If there is a lot of moulds, mildews, dirt, rust and oil stains, use a cleaner, such as a detergent powder. 

Filters give you a better result by pulling the trash out of the open pores. They leave the pores open so that you can use a concrete sealer to seal it up afterwards. A pressure washer only washes surface dirt and is unable to get inside the pores.

Verdict

It’s always better to use professionals in case of driveway pressure washing because you don’t want to invest in a pressure washer which will cost a ton of money. On the other hand, these services are quite cheap as they are efficient. You can count on the professionals for a neat driveway that will serve you well through this autumn season.


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