Pressure washing a patio is not as easy as many homeowners think. Residential garden hoses can’t properly wash away grime, dirt and mud that settles into the cracks and pores of patio materials. Cleaning a home’s patio with a pressure washer can also cause chipped patio paint, a damaged lawn and dirty water splattered onto your home’s exterior! Patio cleaning is better left for a professional home exterior cleaning service in St. Louis.
Our patio cleaning process starts with the application of a powerful but gentle detergent that breaks down ground-in dirt and grime. Your patio, can then be rinsed gently, with low water pressure and without harming your landscaping or lawn or creating a mess on your property.
For wood patio cleaning in St. Louis, we use the same professional equipment to power wash patios that we use on a home, but we use a different system. “Softwashing” is like power washing except the water pressure is much lower. This is important to protect the paint, stains and finishes on the wood. Soft washing a patio also helps to keep the wood from splintering which can lead to structural issues. We have the knowledge and experience to utilize the exact pressure needed for the patio. If the patio has visible damage then we will use the absolute lowest water pressure necessary to get the job done right.
Brick patios are usually much harder to clean than wood or concrete. Brick patio stones all have raised, textured areas along their surface. These sections make successful brick patio cleaning challenging, even if using a professional pressure washer.
Our St. Louis brick patio cleaning procedure starts with solvents that can easily reach those hidden areas of dirt and dust, dissolving even the thickest mud and ground-in debris. These solutions will remove moss, mold and algae that might be growing in cracks and crevices! We then use our special brushes for cleaning brick patios, to wash off all the thick and unsightly grit and debris.
Pressure washing a concrete patio does more than make the patio look better. Organic dirt, dust, silt and other such debris that gets stuck in the cracks and crevices of concrete might eventually get blown into the lawn and will then ruin its appearance. Cleaning a concrete patio can also remove moss and mildew, mold and algae. When this type of debris becomes damp or wet, it becomes slick and slippery, and creates a hazard for anyone that’s walking around the patio!
Don’t rely on a garden hose or DIY online videos that try to show you how to safely clean a patio, but leave this work to the professionals. STL Pressure Wash Co. has several years of hands-on experience in patio cleaning in St. Louis and the surrounding communities, and our professional soft wash techniques and brushes will guarantee all areas of your patio are spotlessly clean and ready for you to enjoy!
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