When you pull up to your house, does your concrete driveway or garage flooring make you cringe? Over the years concrete collects all sorts of oil, dirt, and mud that just do not seem to come off very easily. The hard part about having your driveway and garage look dirty is that it is the first thing that people typically see when they come up to your house. If you are ready for you driveway to make a better statement for your house Silver State Floor Restoration has some tips for you.
Power Washing Concrete Driveway
The first thing that most people try is a pressure washer. For this method you will want to clear out your driveway first. Remove your cars, loose materials, dirt, and stone from your driveway. As you spray the pressure washer debris may fly around. If your driveway touches any doors or walls you may want to cover them with cardboard or a tarp so that the debris will not cause any damage. Next you will want to apply a degreaser to any stains that are on your driveway. Follow the directions for applying the degreaser that the manufacturer suggests. Most of the time they suggest that you leave the degreaser on the stain for a few hours before you wash the area. Then you will want to scrub the stained area with a wire brush. The last step is actually suing the pressure washer to start cleaning. Each pressure washer works a little differently so make sure that you know how to operate it properly. The manufacturer should tell you what kind of detergent that you should use on your concrete. Once you have applied the detergent you will begin rinsing your concrete surfaces.
Using Kitty Litter to Remove Oil Stains from Driveway
If you do not have access to a pressure washer you may need to consider trying a different method. The University of Michigan recommends that you try kitty litter. You will start with the cleaning off your driveway just like you would if you used a pressure washer. Then apply kitty litter to the stained areas. Allow the kitty litter to sit on the stained area for a few hours so that it can absorb the stain. After you have allowed it to sit on your concrete you will want to sweep the kitty litter up.
How to Remove Concrete Oil Stains with Coke
Another method that many people swear by is cola. You will start by cleaning off the concrete area. Then you will need to go and purchase some cola. Get two jars of room temperature cola on the stain. Allow it to sit on the stained area overnight. In the morning get a wet towel and wash the stain with water.
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The last option for cleaning your concrete that we want to share with you today is to hire Silver State Floor Restoration. Our skilled technicians can come out and clean, restore, and seal your concrete. When we are done your concrete will look brand new again. Give us a call to schedule your appointment!