Do you want to know how to clean your driveway this summer? J Lowther & Sons can help!
A clean driveway not only enhances the curb appeal of your home but also increases its value.
However, it can be challenging to keep your driveway immaculate, given the exposure to elements such as dirt, oil, and weather conditions.
How to clean your driveway
Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to clean your driveway and restore its original beauty.
Step 1: Clear the Driveway – Start by removing any cars, toys, or other objects from your driveway. This will give you clear working space. Use a broom or leaf blower to sweep away leaves, loose dirt, and debris.
Step 2: Pre-treat Stains- Identify any oil or grease stains on your driveway. Pre-treat these areas using a degreaser or stain remover. Apply the product according to the manufacturer’s instructions and let it sit for the recommended time.
Step 3: Prepare Your Cleaning Solution – Mix a driveway cleaner with water according to the instructions on the product label. If you prefer a natural solution, you can make a mixture of equal parts vinegar and water.
Step 4: Apply the Cleaning Solution – Using a garden sprayer, apply your cleaning solution liberally over the entire driveway. Let it sit for about 15-20 minutes to allow the solution to penetrate and loosen the dirt.
Step 5: Scrub the Driveway – Scrub the driveway using a long-handled brush or push broom. Be sure to scrub vigorously to remove stubborn dirt and stains. Pay special attention to heavily stained areas.
Step 6: Rinse the Driveway – Rinse off the cleaning solution using a garden hose or pressure washer. Start at the highest point of your driveway and work your way down, ensuring you rinse all the soap away.
Step 7: Seal the Driveway – Consider applying a sealer once your driveway is clean and dry. A sealer protects the driveway from future stains and damage, making it easier to clean next time.
Step 8: Regular Maintenance – Regular maintenance is key to keeping your driveway looking its best. Sweep it regularly to prevent the accumulation of dirt and debris. Promptly clean up oil or other spills to prevent staining.
Cleaning your driveway may seem like a daunting task, but with the right tools and techniques, it can be simple and rewarding.
Remember, a clean driveway looks great and contributes to your home’s overall appearance and value.
So, roll up your sleeves and give your driveway the care it deserves.
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