Pressure cleaning a wood, brick or concrete patio is not as simple as most homeowners assume. Standard garden hoses cannot adequately wash away silt, dirt and mud that settles into the pits and pores of patio materials. Cleaning a home’s patio with a pressure washer can also lead to chipped paint, a damaged lawn and dirty water splashed onto your home’s exterior! Patio cleaning is better left for a professional home exterior cleaning service in Arlington Heights.
Our patio cleaning service begins with the application of a strong but gentle solvent that dissolves ground-in dirt and debris. Your patio, can then be gently rinsed, with low water pressure and without damage to your landscaping or lawn or creating a mess on your property.
For wood patio cleaning in Arlington Heights, we use the exact same equipment to power wash patios that we use on a home exterior, but we use a different technique. “Softwashing” is like power washing but the pressure is kept considerably lower. This is necessary to protect the paint, stains and finishes on the wood. Soft washing also helps to keep the wood from splintering which will cause structural issues. We have knowledge and years of experience to determine the exact pressure needed for the patio. If the patio has noticeable damage then we will use the lowest pressure needed to get the job done safely.
Brick patios are usually much harder to clean than wood or concrete. Brick patio tiles all have raised, textured areas along their surface. These sections make brick patio cleaning challenging, even when using a pressure washer.
Our Arlington Heights brick patio cleaning process begins with solvents that can easily reach deep areas of dirt and grime, dissolving even the thickest mud and ground-in debris. These detergents will eliminate moss, mold and algae that might be growing in cracks and crevices! We then use special brushes for cleaning brick patios, to wash off all the thick and unsightly dirt and debris.
Pressure cleaning a concrete patio does more than make the patio look cleaner. Organic dirt, dust, silt and other debris that gets stuck in the cracks and crevices of concrete will eventually get blown into the lawn and ruin its appearance too. Cleaning a concrete patio can also remove moss, mold and algae. When this debris becomes damp, it becomes slick and slippery, and creates a hazard for anyone walking on the concrete patio!
Don’t count on a garden hose or DIY online videos that attempt to show you how to safely clean a patio, but instead leave this job to the professionals. Arlington Heights Pressure Washing has years of hands-on experience in patio cleaning in Arlington Heights and the surrounding communities, and our soft wash systems and brushes ensure all areas of your home’s patio are spotlessly clean and are ready for you and your family to enjoy!
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