Fall Concrete Maintenance: Power Wash Your Concrete
Break Out The Shovels!
Ok, we’re not quite there yet, but the leaves are about to start changing. Before you pour yourself a glass of fresh apple cider and go to sleep dreaming of pumpkin spice, make one last push to ready your home for winter:
- Once the snow falls, it’ll be harder to detect uneven slabs in your driveway or sidewalk. Level uneven concrete to reduce trip hazards and make shoveling or snow-blowing your driveway safer for you and your equipment.
- Seal your concrete to protect against moisture damage and salt.
- Power wash away dirt, grime, oil stains, debris, mold, mildew, and other organic growth to prevent further migration into your concrete.
Think of it as “spring cleaning” but in the Fall! Now let’s prime the engine, pull the choke, rip the cord, and learn how to properly power wash your concrete!
Power Wash Your Concrete
Power washing is an effective way to remove unsightly stains and deposits left on your driveway and patio. Concrete becomes stained from time and use. It’s best to assess your work area before beginning a new project. First you’ll want to remove any furniture or large debris that could be in your way. You should also try to make a note of any unsightly, hard to clean stains such as set-in automotive stains. More than likely, you will need to pretreat those areas with an appropriate cleaning agent. (If the area is heavily soiled you may want to consult a professional like the experienced concrete cleaning professionals at Bravo Buffalo!)
Familiarizing Yourself With The Equipment
You should always be comfortable and confident handling any tool or piece of equipment. Read the manual and safety instructions included with your equipment before starting any project. ALWAYS FOLLOW ALL SAFETY GUIDELINES AND WEAR APPROPRIATE SAFETY GEAR.
With variable settings and nozzles it’s important to find what works best for you. Give yourself a few test passes to determine how the machine reacts and what your desired result is. Once you find a setting and rhythm you feel comfortable with, stay consistent throughout the whole course of the project. Otherwise you could end up with unsightly streaks.
Entrust Bravo Buffalo To Clean Your Concrete
Uncomfortable undertaking a new project? Have questions or concerns? Perhaps those oil stains just won’t come out? Don’t get frustrated. Let Bravo Buffalo rejuvenate your concrete and protect it against weather, grime, and other elements. Whether residential or commercial, we use effective–and most importantly eco-friendly and biodegradable–detergents that won’t harm people, pets, or plants. Contact Bravo Buffalo at (716) 834-2454 for your next project estimate!