Patio pavers have been a popular addition to all modern London homes. Not only does it improve the overall appeal of the house, but it also ensures the comfort and safety of everyone who walks on it. When you install patio pavers in your home in London, they can lose its shine and beauty over time. You can enjoy them more if you always keep them clean and keep up with its maintenance.
The good news is you can restore them to its original lustre using simple cleaning equipment and solutions. Here’s a complete step-by-step guide on how to do it properly:
Move out your furniture from the patio
You need to temporarily move the items and keep them away from your patio. You would want a cleared space that is free of any obstacles, so you clean thoroughly. You need to include your potted plants and decorative vases.
For the surrounding landscaping, you need to use a tarp to protect them from any damage from water or strong chemicals from your chosen cleaning agents. If you don’t do this, you can risk damaging other parts of your home. You need to make sure that you have covered any exposed metal, so you can prevent rust. You should also include any exposed wood so that you can avoid it from rotting and from any mildew growth.
Remove the growth of moss and weed
Use a stiff bristled brush to clear out any moss growth. You should really get in between the pavers. Afterwards, pull out the weeds.
Hose off the surface
Before you continue, you need to wet the pavers, so the soap can spread evenly and clean the area thoroughly. It’s vital that you don’t overdo it so that the soap or any cleansing agent you use won’t just wash away.
Use a mild cleaning solution
The best cleansing agent you can use is a mixture of a gentle detergent formula and warm water. You can either use dishwashing detergent (liquid) or laundry detergent (powder). In a regular-sized bucket, mix the water with 10-15 ounces of the soap. Mix it thoroughly and slowly pour a little bit every few minutes when you start scrubbing down your patio.
Use the brush
Scrub hard and do it in small parts at a time. Don’t rush through the process. You need to use a lot of pressure and all your strength to remove stubborn dirt and stains. A key tip you should remember is that you should scrub in different directions. It is so you can prevent the surface from wearing out.
It all comes down to a good blast of water to wash away the dirt and grime. If you have a power washer, use it. They are more effective than any other cleaning trick.
These are the right steps you need to follow if you want to maintain your patio pavers. If you have any questions or concerns, it’s best if you direct them to Sureset paving specialists to help you out.