As the years go on everything in your home will begin to age. Appliances will break, floors will need to be replaced, plumbing will need attention, and so much more. Sometimes you will need to replace different features in your home but other times you can simply spend some time cleaning and refurbishing them and they can look brand new again. One area of your home that just needs some attention to look brand new again is your concrete. Over the years concrete will get stained and grimy if it is not properly cared for. The reason that this happens is because concrete is extremely porous. Since it is so porous dust and grime accumulate quickly. If you regularly clean and maintain your concrete you can prevent it from getting stained.
Broom Concrete Often
There are some simple things that you can do to keep your concrete clean. You will want to sweep your concrete off on a regular basis. When you sweep your concrete areas you are able to get rid of dirt before it accumulates into unmanageable amounts. When you are done sweeping you may find that there are some stubborn dirt spots that just will not come clean.
Power Washing Concrete to Remove Stains
If this happens to you try using a power washer. A power washer is an excellent tool that will help you get rid of those stubborn spots. Power washers can help if you have mildew on your patio as well. Many homeowners do not have a power washer. You can use a hose to help with this process as well but it does require more elbow grease though.
Concrete Stain Removal
After you are done sweeping and power washing you may notice that there are still some spots that just do not want to come clean. You can use some liquid dishwashing detergent and water on those spots. You will want to put the solution on the surface and let it sit for a few minutes. Then get a stiff nylon-bristled brush and scrub away. Do not use a metallic brush as it can leave little metal bits on your concrete that could rust and stain your concrete. Another option is to use a mixture of equal parts water and vinegar and try that on the stain. Baking soda is also something you can try. Mix ½ cup baking soda with one gallon of water and try that on your stains too.
Seal Concrete Patio, Driveway & Other Surfaces
Once your patio is clean you should definitely seal your concrete. Sealing your concrete helps your concrete stay nice and clean all the time. Your concrete will need to be resealed every few years due to the amount of wear and tear that most concrete gets.
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Did you know that Silver State Floor Restoration also offers concrete cleaning and sealing services? We can come out and clean and seal your concrete for you. It is amazing to see the difference a clean driveway or patio can make. When people come up to your house having your concrete driveway looking good will greatly increase the curb appeal of your house. Contact us for all your hard floor care needs.