Tips for cleaning and maintaining your patio

Posted by emily on August 23rd, 2021

Knowing how to maintain pavers will help you keep your patio and driveway looking clean and beautiful. Cleaning, sealing, and weed control is the main component of a Patio wash maintenance plan.

There are some reasons why homeowners are using patio pavers in their yards. The first is that they are durable. They would last many years with the right maintenance. Cleaning paving stones is the key to a beautiful patio. Just like any surface exposed to the elements, your pavers do require some maintenance. Take care of your patio pavers with these tips and they can last for decades. Follow these simple steps and your patio can look new and elegant for years to come.

1: Sweep with the broom – One of the best things you can do to get your pavers looking great is to sweep them daily. Giving them a quick once over you will prevent the build-up of dust, soil, leaves and other debris that cannot only cause stains but collect in those tiny nooks and crannies. It is also a good idea to sweep your pavers if you are expecting rain because this will make clean-up easy later on

2: Pressure washer – Pressure washer on your patio doesn\'t just remove dirt. It also cleans any mold or harmful bacteria off the surface of your stone. This is the most effective way to clean your patio, but if you don’t know what you are doing, it can also, be dangerous. Because of this, you should not try to do any type of pressure washing by yourself. You should make time to pressure wash your patio every other year or so.

3: Scrub with soapy water – Scrub the pavers with warm soapy water in Jerry cans. If you have natural stone paving, you may notice some slight discoloration after cleaning, but don\'t panic, this is perfectly normal and a characteristic of natural stone. If the soap and scrub solution isn’t cutting it, then consider a specialised patio cleaner to tackle those tougher stains.

4: Seal the pavers – Seal the pavers every two or three years using a sealant designed for pavers. Apply the sealant evenly according to the product’s direction. Sealing protects the pavers from environmental factors and prevents stains from setting into the bricks. This can give your patio a refreshed look, and make sure that your space is always looking brand new.

Due to the pandemic remember to use Hand sanitizer regularly while cleaning patio pavers. That will save a lot of headaches down the road.

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