Pressure washing a wood, brick or concrete patio is not as easy as many homeowners think. Standard garden hoses do not effectively wash away silt, dirt and mud that falls into the pits and pores of typical patio materials. Cleaning a patio with a pressure washer can also cause chipped patio paint, a damaged lawn or garden and muddy water splashed onto your home’s exterior! Patio cleaning is better left for a professional home exterior cleaning service in Irvine.
Our soft wash patio cleaning service begins with the application of a strong but safe solvent that breaks down deep dirt and debris. Your brick, concrete or wood 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 Irvine, we use the same equipment to power wash patios as we use home, but we use a different system. “Softwashing” is a lot like regular power washing but the water pressure is considerably lower. This is important to protect the paint, stains and finishes. Soft washing also helps to keep the wood from splintering which can lead to structural issues. We have the knowledge and years of experience to utilize the exact pressure needed for the patio. If the patio has noticeable damage then we will utilize the absolute lowest water pressure necessary to get the job done safely.
Brick patios are usually more difficult to clean than wood or concrete. Brick patio stones all have raised, textured areas along the top of their surface. These sections make successful brick patio cleaning challenging, even when using a professional pressure washer.
Our Irvine brick patio cleaning procedure starts with specialty solvents that easily reach those hidden areas of dirt and grime, dissolving even the toughest mud and ground-in debris. These detergents will dissolve moss, mold and algae that is growing in those cracks and crevices! We then use our special brushes for cleaning brick patios, to push away all the heavy and unsightly dirt and grime.
Pressure washing a concrete patio does much more than make the patio look better. Organic dirt, dust, grime and other debris that gets caught in the cracks and crevices of concrete might eventually get blown into the lawn and 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 very slick and very slippery, creating a hazard for anyone that is walking on the patio!
Don’t count on a garden hose or DIY online videos that promise to show homeowners how to safely clean a patio, but leave this work to the professionals. Irvine Pressure Washing has years of hands-on experience in patio cleaning in Irvine and the neighboring areas, and our professional soft wash techniques and brushes guarantee all areas of your home’s patio are immaculately clean and ready for you and your family to enjoy!
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