A pressure wash is when you blast a surface with a large amount of water at a high speed and pressure. High-pressure water can remove a lot of stains, dirt, moss, and mold from a surface, although that surface needs to be something durable like concrete or home siding or else the pressure wash will damage it. Many people hire pressure-washing companies to clean up the outsides of their homes and commercial buildings.
However, building owners can also use pressure washing to clean up their horizontal surfaces like driveways, patios, sidewalks, and parking lots. Any concrete rated for outdoor use is perfectly able to handle a pressure washing, and it offers just as many benefits. For instance, you can improve all the following issues by hiring a company like Cleanerus to pressure-wash your driveway.
Cracks And Weeds
As cracks start to form in your driveway, rain and wind will cause dirt to fall in. This dirt acts like a kind of wedge thanks to the way concrete shifts over time, and that wedge grows as more dirt enters the crack. With enough dirt, weeds can start growing, and these weeds both accelerate the damage and make your property look old and uncared for. Pressure washing can’t fix the cracks, but they can slow down their growth by blasting the weeds and dirt out. You can then caulk the cracks and keep the dirt out.
Over time, cars can develop leaks and start dripping fluids like coolant and oil. Many of these fluids will leave stains you can’t easily clean off, especially if you consistently park in the same place every day. Then there are a thousand other things that can leave permanent or long-term stains on concrete, including spilled paint, household chemicals, spray paint from graffiti or utility marking, dirt, and grass clippings. A good pressure washing can remove all these stains and leave your concrete or asphalt surface as stain-free as the day it was first poured.
Cracks, weeds, and stains don’t just damage your concrete, they can also damage your property value. Curb appeal can have a real effect on your home value, and if you want to present the best possible appearance you can’t forget something important like the driveway or sidewalk. Pressure washing is a quick and relatively cheap way to improve the appearance of your outdoor concrete and pavement surfaces, and it’s certainly much cheaper than replacing the concrete slab or trying to make a seamless repair.
While you can rent a power washer to handle the job yourself, you run the risk of damaging your property or not cleaning the surface enough if you don’t know how to handle the tool. That’s why it’s a good idea to hire a professional pressure-washing company like Cleanerus to do the job for you. Thanks to our years of experience, you can rely on us to be thorough, safe, and efficient no matter how big the job is or what kind of property you own. So if your driveway could use a wash, contact us today.