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All About Paver Cleaning in Orlando, Florida

Paver cleaning in Orlando is quite important to keep your pavers clean and good-looking. It is because the pavers are exposed to dirt, grime and harmful pollutants (like pollen) daily. No one wants those in their house or business premises. Below are some tips on how to maintain your pavers so they will last longer as well as retain their good looks.


Why do pavers need to be cleaned?

Pavers are trending in Orlando, Florida and throughout the United States. Pavers are a great way to add curb appeal to your home.


When installed properly, pavers will last a long time. However, they do require regular cleaning.


Pavers need to be cleaned regularly for several reasons:


Dirt and debris can get stuck between the cracks of pavers causing them to be uneven or crack. When this happens, it is best to call a professional paver cleaning company like Orlando Pavers for help.


Over time, contaminants build up on the surface of pavers from vehicles and other sources such as plants and trees. These contaminants can discolor pavers and make them appear dirty at all times no matter how many times you sweep them off. If left untreated, these contaminants can make your pavers look dull and grey.


How can I tell if my pavers need cleaning?

The best way to determine whether you need professional paver cleaning is simply to take a look at your landscape. Are your pavers still looking fresh and new? Do they look like they could use some TLC?


If you have algae or weeds growing between your pavers, they definitely need cleaning. If the sand or grout between your pavers has eroded, that's another sign that it's time to call a professional.


How to Clean Your Pavers

Cleaning pavers is a big job. There are several methods and techniques you can use to get the job done.


The first step to clean your pavers is to remove all debris from the surface. A broom or blower can be used for this. Next, you will need to wash the pavers with soap and water. Use a stiff bristle brush to scrub away any dirt that remains. Finally, rinse off the area with water and allow it to dry completely before applying sealant or polymeric sand.


If your bricks are stained, you can use a paver cleaning solution and a pressure washer to remove the stains, but this method won't work if they are very dirty or caked with mud.


Paver Sealing

We recommend sealing pavers after installation. We always seal our pavers after installation. Protect and beautify your pavers with a paver sealer from Orlando Pavers in Orlando, Florida. After cleaning, a protective sealer is applied to your pavers. This will not only help maintain their color, but also will protect them from future staining, discoloration and fading caused by rain, moss and mildew. Our process produces results that are attractive, durable and easy to maintain. Your pavers will look great for years to come!


Using detergents to clean pavers

Before using a detergent, test a small area where you'll be working. If there are stains or discoloration on your driveway, they will most likely show up in this test area, too. The detergent won't remove stains or discoloration from pavers until they have been broken down by the water and acids in the detergent.


To clean pavers, use an approved detergent designed for concrete and pavers. Do not use powdered detergents or commercial "power" washes on concrete and pavers because they contain heavy-duty chemicals that can scratch the surface of your bricks or concrete.


Pressure Washing Pavers

The easiest way to clean your pavers is with a pressure washer. You can rent a pressure washer at most hardware stores or you can buy one online for less than $100.


A pressure washer takes off any dirt and grime that may have built up over the years. If you do not want to invest in a pressure washer, you can simply use a garden hose. When using a garden hose, make sure you use an attachment that has a spray nozzle so you can get the most water pressure possible to remove any stains from your pavers.


Other types of stains, such as oil or grease stains, will require additional steps and sometimes harsh chemicals.


Conclusion

Paver cleaning is a vital part of any outdoor living space and can make the difference between a stunning area and one that looks neglected or worse. Our paving contractors in Orlando, FL apply paver cleaning with care, giving your pavers a refreshing look. We also have the experience to apply the best products for your specific type of paver. Get in touch with us today!





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