How should I prepare my driveway for a professional cleaning service?
3rd July 2019
Your driveway and patio areas are investments and our Driveway Cleaning Warrington team understand the importance of treating your investment with care and attention. Our highly qualified staff can help you to bring your driveway back to its former glory with a selection of high-tech pressure washing equipment and hardy soaps and detergents.
Before any professional service works on your driveway, there are some simple steps to take to ensure that you are receiving the very best from your service. We have listed a small collection of these steps below.
Brush and preliminary clean the area
Before your professional service use their equipment on your driveway, it is recommended that you take the time to sweep the surface to remove any existing debris or foliage. Leaves and moss can gather on your driveway in the winter months and encourage weeds and other unwanted contagents to flourish within the sand and cracks in your driveway. Our Driveway Cleaning Warrington team always recommend that our customers keep on top of sweeping as best as they can as it will help to avoid weeds and staining from decomposing leaves.
Taking the time to sweep your driveway will also allow you to assess the condition of the surface. Are there cracks or crumbling? Is it sinking in any areas? All of this information can help our Driveway Cleaning Warrington team to provide you with the most personalised and specialised service.
Cover any external fittings/ doors/ windows
Before any kind of pressure washing can take place at your property, we ask that you cover and protect all external windows and doors. This is to ensure that any potential spray back or debris doesn’t damage any paintwork or surfaces that it should not come into contact with. Our Driveway Cleaning Warrington team also ask for this to ensure that any loose fittings are not disturbed or removed.
Degrease and stain removal
Although we will work to remove stains and spills with our specialist equipment, it may be necessary to leave particularly stubborn or large stains to soak. Our Driveway Cleaning Warrington team recommend using an adsorbent of your choice to soak up any existing grease or oil stains. Cat litter or sawdust works well at absorbing oil based spillages. If left for 12-24 hours to work, it can absorb much of the spill and make the pressure washing process quicker and more effective.
Ensure that your driveway is not used
Our Driveway Cleaning Warrington team will discuss all necessary precautions and prior requirements before any kind of manual work is carried out on your property. During your consultation, we will ensure that every precaution is taken to ensure that your property is protected. We ask that during and up to 3 hours post pressure washing that you avoid any use of your driveway. This will ensure even and equal results.