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Keeping Your Concrete Clean

Concrete is a versatile material that is being used in diverse ways by homeowners across the country. If you have a concrete driveway, patio, or basement floor, then you likely want these areas to remain clean in order to preserve the aesthetic beauty of your home. Cleaning concrete can be challenging, but there are some things that you can do to help eliminate dirt and stains from your home's concrete areas in the future.

Here are three tips you can use to keep your concrete clean.

1. Clean with a wet/dry vacuum.

The first step in cleaning your concrete surfaces is removing any loose debris that might be sitting on the surface of the concrete. This can be done by utilizing a wet/dry vacuum to suck up any dust, soil, or small rock particles that a broom might miss.

Run the vacuum over the surface of your concrete using the same back-and-forth motion that you use to vacuum your carpets. Since a wet/dry vacuum is designed for industrial use, the machine will be equipped to pick up any type of loose debris found on the surface of your concrete with ease.

2. Use a pressure washer.

Once you have eliminated any loose debris with the wet/dry vacuum, you can further clean the surface of your concrete with a pressure washer. A pressure washer utilizes highly pressurized water to force any contaminants off the surface of your concrete.

You can combine the pressure washer's water stream with a mild detergent to help scrub away any stains or stubborn dirt spots as you strive to clean your concrete surfaces in the future.

3. Hire a professional.

When you need more cleaning power than a wet/dry vacuum and pressure washer can provide, you should consider hiring a professional concrete contractor, like Armstrong Sweeping Inc/ASI, for help. These contractors have access to specialized machines that are designed specifically for scrubbing concrete surfaces.

These machines can be combined with industrial strength solvents to get your concrete surfaces looking new once again. When hiring a concrete professional, you don't have to worry about causing damage when you clean the surface of your home's concrete areas in the future.

Keeping your home looking nice requires regular cleaning. If your concrete areas are looking a little dull and dingy, try utilizing a wet/dry vacuum, a pressure washer, or a professional contractor armed with a scrubbing machine to restore these surfaces to their original beauty.