It’s no big surprise that people hate driveway cleaning. It’s an area that is exposed to a variety of weather conditions and takes a significant beating from substances such as oil and dirt, which can be challenging to remove.
The issue if you don’t address these dirty problems is more than just an eyesore. Stains become harder to clean the longer you leave them, and you run the risk of needing to replace your flooring, an expensive task, far sooner than you may have needed to with the proper maintenance.
To stay on top of it all, here are some helpful tips to ensure some high-quality driveway cleaning.
Always sweep before you start
It may seem obvious to some, but this is one of the most critical steps of the cleaning process. Sweep away any rocks, leaves or sticks to ensure you aren’t creating any extra work, or mess, for yourself later on.
If you are using a high-pressure cleaner, and depending on your surace, debris can damage your driveway if not swept away properly beforehand.
Ensure you are using the correct cleaning solution
There are a lot of cleaning solution options, and water isn’t an effective option alone, no matter how much elbow grease you put into it. You will need a cleaning product that is designed to eliminate grease and oil, and it is crucial that it is not harmful to the specific material of your driveway (and preferably safe for the environment).
The right cleaning product will make cleaning a lot easier, saving you time and money in the long run. Most solutions are quite strong, and a mix with water is required. Ensure you follow the directions to obtain the best results and efficiency.
Always wet your driveway
Before you apply the cleaning solution, you should wet the ground to ensure a deep clean rather than just tackling the surface. This may be the difference between removing stains or performing a pointless clean. From here, scrub the driveway thoroughly after you have spread the cleaning solution around the area.
Scrub vigorously with a grill brush after the cleaning solution has sat on the surface for approximately 30 minutes (including scrubbing time).
Give everything a good rinse
Once you have finished scrubbing, rinse your driveway to ensure you remove all of the excess cleaning solution. Left over soap suds can form a stain of their own. If the original stain is still present, you may have to repeat the process.
The benefits of a professional clean
The task listed above is time-consuming and tiring, if you have spent a lot of money on your driveway, you can’t skip over proper exposed aggregate or concrete cleaning.
Maintain your driveway correctly and protect your investment with a professional clean, and save yourself a bunch of time in the process. Your driveway is the first thing you and other people see before entering your home, so you want it to look its best.
Tyre track marks, oil spills, and dirt from the garden all leave their mark, and a high-pressure professional clean can offer the following benefits to offset this:
As we mentioned above, home and garden maintenance takes time, and after a full week of work, you may not wish to dedicate your evenings or weekends to this task. A high-pressure professional clean can cover a large area in a very small amount of time, plus the pros have a specific process. So not only do you save the time of having to do this task yourself, but the job will likely be completed faster in general.
Less risk of injury
Spending hours on your hands and knees with a scrubbing brush, or pushing a broom removing dirt and mould is not great for your body. A professional team with the right equipment ensures that your clean is performed safely, with no risk of injury to you. This is also relevant when it comes to handling and the proper removal of cleaning chemicals.
Environmentally friendly processes
Your driveway probably connects to a collection of drains, and if not careful, harmful chemicals can head out into the ocean or surrounding gardens. Quality cleaning companies ensure not only safe cleaning products but also the protection of the surrounding environment in their process.
Avoiding damage to your driveway surface
Concrete surfaces, in particular, are very robust, however, if cleaned incorrectly, can be damaged. The last thing you want to do is cause harm during an activity that is meant to be improving your driveway. This is particularly relevant if you have polished or coloured concrete. A professional cleaner will ensure a high-quality clean while protecting your asset.
Boost your kerb appeal
If you are showcasing your home, particularly when selling, you want your driveway to look it’s absolute best. A clean driveway will add value to your property. The cleaning process also reveals any cracks that you need to deal with before you sell.
Trust the experts for the highest-quality clean
For the effective cleaning and maintenance of your driveway, regardless of what material makes up its surface, speak to the experts at Quickly Please Cleaning. Our team has all of the necessary training, equipment, knowledge and experience to ensure you get a high-quality clean that has your driveway looking as good as new.
Our process removes any build-up of dirt, targets stains and increases the life expectancy of your driveway. We work carefully to ensure the protection of your yard or property around the neighbourhood while saving you time by ticking a significant chore off your list.
Call the experts at Quickly Please Cleaning today for a high-quality driveway clean and enjoy a stunning look that will put a smile on your face every morning and night. Call us now.