If you’re a house proud homeowner you probably want the outside of your house to look as good as the inside, and that means taking care of your driveway.
You may well get the hose out and give your paving a bit of a wash down periodically, but although this can help it doesn’t really count as a proper clean.
Having your driveway professionally cleaned is the only real option to keep it in tiptop condition; here’s a few reasons why it makes perfect sense.
A quick squirt of water is great and could rinse away any loose surface debris, but to keep your driveway properly clean it needs a much more intense wash.
A power washer is a piece of equipment which will give your driveway a really deep clean, removing ingrained dirt and debris and making the paving look clean and bright once more.
It is possible to purchase power washing equipment for personal use but generally these are much weaker than those used commercially, so you won’t get the same flawless result. In addition, power washers of any kind are a bulky piece of equipment so you’ll need a fair amount of space in your shed or garage to be able to store it between washes.
Although it’s possible to do a power wash yourself, for these reasons it’s simply more practical and economical to get it professionally done.
One Size Doesn’t Fit All
If you’re not a paving expert, you could well be unaware of the different types of cleaning products on the market and the potential dangers for picking the wrong one.
Most people wouldn’t think twice about grabbing an exterior cleaning solution but strong chemicals can end up doing damage to the surface rather than providing the immaculate result you were hoping for.
If the cleaning product isn’t quite right for your driveway, you could end up with not just discolouration but also cracking and damaged slabs too. This can present a trip hazard and therefore be not just unsightly but a danger as well.
A Thorough Job
Cleaning the driveway may take more time than you realise and washing the surface over is only part of the job.
Between the cracks in the slab weeds can start to grow or debris can become trapped, leaving the driveway to start pulling away or displacing, creating a hazard underfoot.
An expert cleaning service will have plenty of tools to reach into the cracks and to identify any individual slabs where problems are emerging. This allows it to be rectified promptly before more extensive damage is done to your driveway.
Don’t Risk It
Having your driveway laid is a major job and once it’s in place, it should look as good as new for a very long time. However, this takes work, specialist equipment and expert knowledge which is why it’s always sensible to get it professionally cleaned when needed, and don’t attempt it yourself.