Maryland Cleaning Services

Keep Your Concrete Looking Its Best with Power Washing

Feb 4, 2019

Over time concrete work can begin to look old and worn because of dirt and grime build up. Keeping your pathways, sidewalks, patios and more clean and fresh looking is an important part of maintaining your home or business. But what causes this build up over time? And why is a simple spray with a hose not enough to truly clean it? Let’s look at the causes of dirt build up and well as the best way to address it.

A section of concrete being cleaned with power washing

What Causes Build Up

In an outdoor setting it would make sense that routine dirt would cause concrete to become dirty and stained over time. Dirt can find its way onto sidewalks, patios and driveways simply by foot traffic, runoff water, or even from becoming airborne during a strong wind or storm. Without consistent and routine maintenance this dirt can build up and become too difficult to simply wash away with a hose.

In addition to regular dirt accumulating on your concrete surfaces, chemicals such as deicers can build up on your concrete, leaving it looking dirty and prone to damage over time. Stains from oil or spills can also cause a problem on driveways. In some cases concrete can also have a build up of mildew in very damp environments.

Benefits of Power Washing

For simple small stains or patches of dirt simply washing and spot treating may be enough, but in the long term power washing is a great option for keeping your concrete surfaces looking clean and fresh. Power washers combine high pressure with high heat to remove even the most stubborn dirt and stains.

Power washers are especially good at removing chemical build up, moss, and mildew. In commercial spaces with large areas to cover, power washing is a great option. These powerful cleaners can make your concrete look like new without causing damage to the surface.

Why You Should Hire a Pro

Power washing may look like a simple task, but because of the high pressure and temperature of the water it can become dangerous if you don’t know what you are doing. In addition, inexperienced users can risk damage to the surfaces they are power washing if they don’t know how to appropriately use the machine. Many power washers also use more than just water for cleaning. Depending on your particular problem (dirt, chemicals, oil, mildew) different solutions can be used to better clean the area. A professional will know what solutions to use in what situations, giving you a better clean with less risk of damage.

Power washing is a great solution for keeping concrete areas clean, especially in high traffic commercial areas. If your business is in need of a facelift and power washing sounds like a good solution for you, call us at Kent Clean today. We are a commercial cleaning company servicing Carroll County and the surrounding areas and we’d love to help you keep your business looking fresh and clean!

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