Driveway pressure washing is an important maintenance for your property. Exterior surfaces are continually exposed to the weather and the elements. In the Southeast such as in Charlotte, the humid weather creates the perfect environment for fungi like mildew and algae to grow and proliferate on concrete driveways, sidewalks and patios causing ugly discolorations and stains in the process.
While Concrete, pavers and bricks are equally affected by fungi, lighter colored concrete shows off stains much easier. Grime and dirt also deposit on concrete surfaces over time as well as oil and grease from car leaks, red clay and rust. With all those surface contaminants at play, concrete surfaces will look dirty in no time, affecting curb appeal and making access ways look worn and unkept.
Importance of regular driveway pressure washing
Concrete surfaces are porous. If not pressure washed regularly, contaminants will seep deep into your concrete surfaces creating stains that can’t be removed easily with regular pressure washing and has the potential to ruin the look of your driveway, sidewalks and patio permanently. Redoing a driveway, sidewalks or patio is expensive while pressure washing concrete surfaces regularly will only cost a fraction of having to redo them.
While you might tempted to think that using more pressure (psi) would remove deeper set stains, including rust and oil / grease stains, that assumption is actually wrong. The only thing you would achieve if using higher pressure is etching your concrete surfaces permanently and damaging your concrete aggregates. Concrete surfaces like driveways, sidewalks and patios should be pressure washed at a minimum once every year to maintain their appearance and remove fungi growths that make surfaces slippery and dangerous when wet. Our driveway pressure washing service removes all kind of stains including rust, red clay and oil/grease stain removal as speciality cleaning services.
Hiring a professional driveway pressure washing company
While it’s perfectly fine for you to DIY your driveway pressure washing, you’ll most likely not achieve results that impress you and that a professional driveway pressure washing company like Bluewhale Powerwash can achieve. There are several reasons for that. Professional driveway pressure washing companies, use commercial grade equipment to clean concrete as well as professional-grade cleaning solutions specifically formulated to clean concrete.
As part of our concrete cleaning process, Bluewhale Powerwash pre-treats concrete surfaces with an algicide to eradicate mildew, algae, lichens and moss. After leaving the specifically formulated cleaning solution dwell for a preset period of time, the concrete surfaces are then cleaned with high performance surface cleaners powered by an 8gpm, 3500 psi commercial grade pressure washer that can achieve a deeper type of cleaning than homeowner grade pressure washers bought a home improvement stores. Once pressure washed, concrete surfaces are then rinsed to remove loose dirt and grime before applying a final post treatment to ensure all fungi have been eradicated.
Because we are experienced cleaning driveways and other concrete surfaces, we don’t leave lines and don’t damage your concrete surfaces. Equipped with wand and less powerful pressure washer and the spirit of a weekend warrior, you will most likely create hundreds of lines all over your driveway working all day to achieve cleaning results which by far won’t look as good as the results we can achieve in a fraction of the time you spent cleaning your driveway.
If you live in or near Charlotte and need to your concrete driveway, sidewalks and/or patio pressure washed, we’d be happy to help you out. Simply call us at (704) 272-4726 or contact us via our website to request a free quote to pressure wash your concrete surfaces. Our pricing is competitive and we have a 100% satisfaction guarantee in place whereas if you are not full satisfied with the quality of our work, we’ll come and redo the work at no cost to you. View some of our most recent work on our Facebook page.