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Patio Power Washing Tips

How to Keep it Clean this Summer

Summer is prime patio weather. From playdates to BBQs, you’re bound to spend more time outdoors this time of year. Upgrade your space with these patio power washing tips to help maintain the look and cleanliness of your backyard escape.

How to Maintain a Clean Outdoor Space

With the warmer weather, take your relaxation and entertainment outdoors and enjoy some fresh air. If your deck or patio is anything but fresh, it’s time to spruce up your space. Whether you’re dealing with stone, concrete, wood, or pavers, there’s a way to help keep it looking pristine all year round.

  • Regular maintenance. Being outdoors, it’s easy for debris such as weeds, leaves, dirt, and twigs to accumulate via wind, weather, and just generally being outdoors. It’s also easy to quickly sweep debris away or hit it with a leaf blower to quickly remove what can potentially stain or damage outdoor surfaces over time.
  • Occasional scrubbing. Like any surface indoors, stains happen. Scrub any signs of spills, bird droppings, or mold and mildew to limit stains and maintain a clean surface.
  • Yearly power washing. Achieve a deeper cleaning on durable surfaces like stone, concrete, or brick. Whether you rent or own a power washer, there are some best practices to follow regarding the amount of pressure and cleaning solution to use.

Luckily, there is also a professional cleaning service happy to help with any of your power washing needs.

Professional Patio Power Washing Tips

Power washers generate about 1,500 to 4,000 psi (pounds per square inch) to eliminate dirt and grime from smooth and porous surfaces. Not only is this enough pressure to effectively clean, but it can also do some damage to the surface and user if not handled properly. This is why it’s a job best left to a professional.

JDog Carpet Cleaning & Floor Care offers soft washing services, which is the safest, most gentle way to clean even your toughest outdoor surfaces. It also utilizes an environmentally safe chemical solution. When used on your deck or patio, you’re only left with a clean surface without the worry of contaminating the water supply, discoloring the surrounding area, or chipping the material.

As professionals, the JDog team also knows how to properly care for a variety of surfaces, whether a stone or concrete patio, wood deck, or paver pathway. We tackle common outdoor stains from oil, rust, mold and mildew—making your patio look clean and tidy.

Protecting Your Patio

Once your outdoor space is clean, you can help protect it from further stains and damage. Apply a protective sealant formulated for the specific material and follow any application instructions. Reapplication may be necessary over time, and you can always call 844-GET-JDOG to make sure the surface is as clean as it can be.