Here’s How to Take Care of Your Patio and Driveway This Summer

Published November 03

As you look out your window on a stunning summer’s day all you see is a clear blue sky. Until you’re in a position and have the time to take a closer look, you forget the beating your outdoor areas have taken in the ensuing winter months. 

Pressure washing your home is great maintenance. Cleaning the outside of the house with a high pressure hose removes the build up of dirt, grime, algae, mould and contaminants that will eventually erode your paint work, concrete mortar and timber. Your decks, driveways, fences, furniture, pergolas, walls and paths have all taken a beating. There’s probably a build up of algae and mould in some of the darker areas where the sun can’t reach and you’ll probably notice some significant staining and discolouring of other areas. Algae has a corrosive effect and the more we learn about mould the more we understand how great a hazard it is for our health.

So what’s the best course of action?

The benefits of cleaning your driveway are many. Dirt and debris gets into the cracks in your driveway which leads to the growth of weeds. As the weeds grow they start to destabilise your paving and it’s starts to lift and crack. Driveway pressure cleaning services in Sydney with Pressure and Steam can avert serious damage and remove those hard to shift oil and other stains 

If you are preparing the home for a holiday Pressure & Steam can clean everything from the front gate to the back fence, interior and exterior. If you are going away, your house will look pristine and won’t attract unwelcome, opportunistic visitors who seem to be on the lookout for any sign of residents going way. It’s also an incredibly satisfying experience to have the house looking clean inside and out.

It’s really important to contact the experts, especially when it comes to outdoor tiling or flooring that may have a glaze. Many cleaning items, including those that contain ammonia, bleach lemon, or vinegar, can remove the polish, stain or discolour the surface, or even scratch the stone. Numerous cleaners have what is known as a chelating agent in them, which dissolves minerals in hard water. Since all stone is comprised of minerals, these sorts of cleaners will break down and cause streaks if used for a long time.

If you are unsure of how to proceed and what should be cleaned with a high pressure cleaner and what shouldn’t, contact Pressure & Steam for an obligation free quote.

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