Cleaning Patios, Decking & Outdoor Surfaces

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Patios and decking are great ways to expand your outdoor living space, but they also require regular maintenance and cleaning. Keeping these areas clean is essential to protect them from the elements and ensure they remain attractive. With the right tools and techniques, cleaning patios and decking can be quick, easy, and effective. This article will cover the most effective cleaning practices for patio, decking and other outdoor services, in preparation for the warmer months.

What Tools Will I Need?

Patios and decking can be a great addition to any home, adding visual appeal and providing outdoor space for entertaining guests. Cleaning these areas is essential in order to keep them looking their best, but the process does require some specific tools and supplies. 

The most important tool for cleaning patios and decking is a pressure washer. Pressure washers are able to power away dirt, grime, mould, mildew, algae, black spots and pollen that can become trapped in wood grain or accumulate on hard surfaces like concrete or stone. This powerful tool should be used sparingly though; too much pressure can damage surfaces like wood or brick. In addition to a pressure washer, you’ll need cleaning products appropriate for the type of patio or deck surface. Detergent specifically designed for wooden decks will help preserve the colour while also removing dirt.

Cleaning Patios 

Cleaning a patio can be a simple process, but it’s important to take the right steps in order to get the job done properly. Begin by sweeping away any loose dirt or debris that may have collected on the surface of your patio. This will help prepare the area for further cleaning. Next, use a pressure washer or garden hose with an adjustable nozzle to spray down the entire surface of your patio. Start at one end and work your way around until you have covered everything. If necessary, use a mild detergent mixed with water along with some scrubbing action for areas that are particularly dirty. 

Cleaning Wood Decking

If your outdoor deck is starting to show signs of wear, you may be wondering how to clean it. With the right tools and techniques, your deck can look as good as new in no time at all. Firstly, begin by clearing away any debris that may have gathered on the surface of your deck, similar to patios. A stiff bristled brush and a bucket of warm water should be enough for basic cleaning; removing dirt and grime from even hard-to-reach areas. Pressure washers can be used to speed up the process however, they can cause damage to the wood which is why we advise manual cleaning for the best results. 

Getting Professional Help

Instead of attempting the strenuous task yourself, our experts can step in and manage your outdoor needs. Our range of clearance services allows our team to arrive on-site to clear, transport and dispose of any waste. For more information about our outdoor cleaning services click here.

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If your outdoor decking or patios have been neglected and left to the seasons over the years, it may be worth cleaning them yourself or hiring professionals. With 10 lorries on standby and a wide variety of clearance services, you could be our next job! Get in contact with us on 0808 164 8226. We’d be more than happy to help!

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