Warm weather has finally arrived and it is time for summer entertaining. The clean patio can be a central entertainment spot in your home and a yearly scrub down can increase the life of your patio and give your home and welcoming gleam for you to enjoy the weather.
The first and most important step to cleaning any floor is removing dust and debris that are resting on its surface. Grab a broom and clear the dirt and debris away off the floor. This is especially important because once a surface gets wet, everything sticks and you don’t want to have to be pulling up things later.
Consider the Plants
One step to preparing your patio to be cleaned is considering the greenery around you. You’ve worked hard to make your landscape ideal so don’t let that hard work go to waste. Some chemicals used in cleaning or power-washing can be harmful to plants especially if you have fruits and vegetable growing. Real Simple recommends draping a light plastic drop cloth to protect sensitive plants.
Deal with Stains
Tackling stains on your patio can be difficult, especially after a long season with a lack of use. There are a lot of different ways to treat stains some of which can just be soap and water. There are a lot of different products to use that can help scrub away some deeper stains. Power washers can also spot clean stains.
Final Touches for a Clean Patio
Use a wet mop with a multipurpose solution to put the finishing touches on your patio. When you get your surface wet, put muscle into getting it sudsy. If there are other stains spend some time scrubbing the service of the patio. All you need to finish it off is a rinse with water and let it dry on your patio. Most labels designate the best products to use based on what your patio is made out of.
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