For most Aussies, their patio is their sanctuary where they can kick back and relax or entertain family and friends. To make the most out of your patio you want to make sure it’s clean and well-maintained. Pressure cleaning is an effective method to remove dirt, grime, and mildew, ensuring your patio looks its best. However, to achieve the best results and protect your property, proper preparation is crucial. From our years of experience, we’ve learnt a lot that we’d love to share. Learn how to best prepare your patio for pressure washing with our easy-to-follow guide.
1. Clear the Patio Area
The first step in preparing your patio for pressure washing is to remove all furniture, plants, and decorations from your patio. This not only protects your items from potential damage but also makes it easier to access and thoroughly clean the entire surface. For heavy or large items that can’t be moved, cover them with waterproof tarps or plastic sheeting.
2. Sweep and Remove Debris
Next make sure you sweep the patio to remove loose debris such as leaves, twigs, and dirt. Clearing the surface will make it easier to pressure wash, as you’ll be targeting the accumulated grime, mould and stains rather than simply displacing surface debris.
3. Protect Nearby Plants and Delicate Areas
Pressure washing can inadvertently harm delicate surfaces and plants surrounding your patio. Protect your landscaping by covering plants with tarps or plastic sheeting. Seal windows and doors near the patio to prevent water damage. Additionally, ensure outdoor electrical sockets and fixtures are covered as well.
4. Identify and Treat Stains
Inspect your patio for stubborn stains that may need pre-treatment before pressure washing. Oil, grease, and rust stains will most likely need to be pre-treated with specialised cleaning solutions to ensure they are fully removed. Applying these treatments before pressure washing and giving them time to penetrate and break down the stains will make it easier to clean.
5. Ensure Proper Drainage
Check the drainage around your patio to ensure the water can flow away from your home and not pool on the surface. Clear any blockages in nearby drains to prevent water accumulation. Proper drainage is essential to avoid water damage to your property and ensure a quick drying process.
6. Wear Safety Gear
Safety is crucial during pressure washing. Ensure you wear protective gear, including waterproof gloves, safety goggles, and non-slip footwear. Long pants and sleeves are also recommended to protect yourself against debris and cleaning agents.
The Jet Co Is Ready To Help
We believe that preparing your patio for pressure washing is a crucial step in the cleaning process. By following these simple steps, you can get great results whilst protecting your property and yourself.
The Jet Co Pressure Cleaning Sydney is dedicated to providing high-quality services and results. If you’re looking to rejuvenate your patio but are unsure where to start, let us help. Contact The Jet Co today for professional advice and pressure cleaning services that will restore the beauty of your outdoor living space.
Call us on 02 9072 1991 or enquire online to get started!