Having a patio in your garden area adds an excellent view to your outside sitting area. But do u know these patio slabs need regular cleaning so that algae or moss does not make the area slippery free. If you are looking to clean patio slabs with a pressure washer, we have written a step-by-step guide below.
You can also clean the patio without using a pressure washer, but that will take a lot of time and, it may not clean as an electric pressure washer will do its job.
How To Clean Patio Slabs With Pressure Washer
There are different methods available to clean the patio with or without a pressure washer. These are through bleach, vinegar, baking soda, etc.
Remove any obstacle like furniture, pots, umbrella, barbecue, or any other decorative item on the surface and make the patio clear. You will need a couple of items to clean the patio.
- Now take a pressure washer to clean the outside area.
- A bucket
- Patio cleaning solution
- And a hosepipe
Now using the brush, clean all the debris completely. Now take a bucket and mix the water with patio detergent cleaner.
Apply all the solution on the patio surface or pour it inside the chamber of the pressure washer. If you have applied the patio’s detergent solution, wait for 10 minutes before spraying on it.
Now take the pressure washer machine and start spraying on the patio to apply the cleaning solution. If you have poured the solution inside the machine, then you can straightaway start cleaning the surface.
Select the appropriate pressure from your unit to achieve the right amount of pressure to clean the surface. Make sure you don’t select high pressure as it may damage the patio when spaying your patio. Using a wide fan and keep your spray angle at 45 degrees will provide the most powerful cleaning action.
You can also use a patio cleaner to clean the surface more efficiently. These patio cleaners are used horizontally and vertically on the surface.
Once you have completed cleaning the patio, let the sun dry up the surface completely. Turn off the machine and let the water leaves, and dry off completely.
Things To Consider Before Using Pressure Washer On Surface
Pressure washers are the easiest option to clean any hard, dirty surface, but you need to be careful before using them directly. Before cleaning on the surface, make sure you do some testing on the patio with some low to high pressure.
Even if you are going to use it on concrete, a powerful pressure washer can damage the patio’s surface. So, you have to maintain the right balance between stream pressure and paving. Of course, the high pressure will give you maximum cleaning, but it might destroy your paving above the layer. So you have to be careful before using it directly on it.