Are you tired of seeing unsightly stains around your home all the time? The good news is that you can get rid of them quickly regardless of how long they have been there using professional techniques. Here are some of the common stains around your family home and practical solutions to remove them.
1. Oil and Grease
If grease or oil has been on your property for a long time, the solution you will use will be different than what you would if they were there for less time. You will want to remove them right away before they harden into the concrete and become nearly impossible to remove later on. Pre-treating the concrete with a heavy-duty degreaser, followed by water and a pressure washer will remove any grease or oil that has been on your driveway or sidewalk.
It’s important to remove any graffiti from your property as soon as possible. Unless you want it permanently on your property, which would be very unfortunate, a professional concrete cleaner should be able to remove it. This should be followed by thorough pressure washing to make sure all the graffiti ink is removed. This may involve the use of various chemicals and the knowledge of a concrete specialist or expert.
3. Mold and Mildew
Mildew and mold can grow on your property very quickly. It’s important to remove it before it spreads and becomes a bigger problem. A mildew remover or mold remover will be needed to ensure that the mildew or mold is completely removed from your concrete. If you’re hiring a professional concrete cleaner, they should be knowledgeable about the products that work best for this type of situation.
Rust is always an unsightly stain on a sidewalk or driveway. The amount of effort needed to remove it will depend on how long it has been there and how bad the rust is. If it has only been there for a few months and isn’t too severe, you can use a pressure washer with a de-greaser on it to remove the rust. However, if the rust is heavy-duty, you may need more than that to get rid of it completely.
5. Calcium deposits
For calcium deposits that occur on concrete, you will want to use a specialized product that can dissolve the buildup. This is something you may have to experiment with a bit to find the best product for your situation and needs. Calcium deposits can sometimes be removed with a pressure washer alone, but occasionally you will need to use a chemical cleaner that dissolves the buildup.
As you can see, there are some common stains that you may be seeing around your home. If they are there for a short amount of time, they can easily be removed with a pressure washer and the appropriate chemicals or de-greaser. However, if they have been there for years, it will take some more expertise from a professional concrete cleaner to get them fully removed.