Pressure cleaning a patio is not as easy as most homeowners think. Standard garden hoses do not effectively wash away silt, dirt and mud that settles into the pits and pores of patio materials. Cleaning a patio with a pressure washer can also result in 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 Columbia.
Our soft wash patio cleaning service starts with the application of a strong but safe detergent that dissolves ground-in dirt and grime. Your brick, concrete or wood patio, can then be gently rinsed, with low water pressure and without damage to your lawn or landscaping or creating a mess on your property.
For wood patio cleaning in Columbia, we use the same professional equipment to power wash patios that we use on a home, but we use a different technique. “Softwashing” is like regular power washing except the pressure is much lower. This is important to protect the paint, stains and finishes. Soft washing also keep the wood from splintering which can cause structural problems. We have knowledge and experience to determine the exact pressure needed for the patio. If the patio has visible damage then we will use the absolute lowest pressure necessary to get the job done safely.
Brick patios are often much harder to clean than wood or concrete. Brick patio stones all have raised, textured areas along their surface. These areas make brick patio cleaning challenging, even if using a professional pressure washer.
Our Columbia brick patio cleaning procedure starts with specialty solvents that can easily reach those unseen areas of dirt and grime, dissolving the toughest mud and ground-in debris. These solvents will remove moss, mold and algae that is growing in those cracks and crevices! We then use our special brushes for cleaning brick patios, to wash away all the thick and unsightly grit and grime.
Pressure washing a concrete patio does more than make the patio look nicer. 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 too. Cleaning a concrete patio can also remove moss, mold and algae. When this type of debris becomes damp, it becomes very slick and very slippery, and creates a hazard for anyone that’s walking around the concrete patio!
Do not count on a garden hose or DIY videos that try to show you how to safely clean a patio, but instead leave this work to the professionals. Columbia Pressure Washing has several years of hands-on experience in patio cleaning in Columbia and the neighboring areas, and our soft wash systems and specialty brushes will ensure all areas of your patio are immaculately clean and ready for you and your family to enjoy!
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