What to consider before you pressure wash your driveway

21st May 2019

Presentation is everything. The saying is true; You never get a second chance at a first impression. This is as true for your life as it is for your home. Whether you’re placing your home on the market or up for rent, or you simply want to invest some time in a spring clean, choosing to pressure wash your drive is a great way to spruce up the front of your home.

Whatever your reason, it’s absolutely essential that you use the correct equipment in the right manner. Only then will you see the kind of results you want. Our driveway pressure wash Wigan team have compiled a few vital pieces of information for anyone who is thinking of investing in a pressure washing service.

First things first – What surface are we working with?

It is essential that the pressure washing service that you choose is adapted to suit the individual needs of the type of driveway that you have. Concrete is hardy and is a flat, unbroken surface, which generally makes it simpler to work with. However, it doesn’t come without its challenges. When working on a concrete surface, our driveway pressure wash Wigan team understand the differences between working with concrete and brick surfaces. When cleaning a concrete driveway, it is important to use a more powerful, higher pressure machine with less detergent.

Brick driveways require a more gentle approach. Because of the manner of joining in a brick driveway, our driveway pressure wash Wigan team always recommend a lower pressure machine with a delicate spray nozzle and more detergent. This is so that the water does not strip away the lower sand layer between the bricks and cause them to loosen over time.

What to do before you get your driveway professionally cleaned

Before any manual labour is carried out, our professional driveway pressure wash Wigan team will ensure that your driveway is ready to be pressure washed. This includes ensuring that all of your personal items, such as cars and children’s toys are placed at a safe distance as to not be affected by the spray.

Our team will also ensure to check for any spots of damage or staining before taking the pressure washer to your driveway. Stains can be treated prior to your pressure washing service, as they can cause an uneven finish.

Conclusion

Choosing to clean your driveway with a pressure washing service is a great way to improve the overall appearance of your home. With proper care and professional treatment, your driveway can look fresh and new with just one visit from our team. Our driveway pressure wash Wigan team always ensure that our clients receive the very best service. We can also create a bespoke service to suit your needs at a time that is convenient for you. Please contact us on 01942 470 089.