A patio requires regular cleaning and maintenance, to not only make it last, but to make it an area everyone can enjoy all year round. Over time airborne salts, general dirt and grime can accumulate; these should be cleaned up regularly to stop a buildup.
It is recommendedthat you should do a general clean every 6 months, but if your patio is in an area where there is a quicker build up, such as near the sea or a building site, then cleaning every three months will be needed.
Cleaning your patio might not be as hard as you think it is.
Here are some tips to follow to making cleaning your patio easy:
- Remove surface dirt
- Use a soft brush and mild detergent
- Rinse after cleaning
- Clear your patio of leaves
- Declutter your patio
1. Remove surface dirt
So you don’t micro scratch the surface of your patio, clean up general dirt and grime with just a wet sponge instead of dusting.
2. Use a soft brush and mild detergent
To remove salt or other deposits use a soft brush and mild detergent in warm water.
3. Rinse after cleaning
Remember to always rinse off any remaining detergent; for this a domestic high pressure cleaner is helpful. Just be careful with a high pressure cleaner and test it on a small area of your patio first, to make sure it doesn’t damage the surface.
4. Clear your patio of leaves
When clearing your patio of leaves you may be tempted just to blow them out of your patio with a leaf blower and leave it at that. Don’t.
The leaves will just blow back in with the wind, instead sweep up the leaves with a stiff bristled broom and put them in the bin or compost. This will keep your patio cleaner, for longer and save you time.
5. Declutter your patio
Decluttering your patio is usually straightforward, but sometimes a quick tidy-up doesn’t always work. First think of the purpose of your patio; is it an area for entertaining or a spot for all the pot plants? This will help you to decide what to remove and what to keep.
Second, remember to remove or repair any furniture. Repair any items that are broken and move or re-home items that you no longer use. Also remember to pull out weeds, dust for cobwebs and have a good general cleanup.
5 Tips on Patio Care
By following these 5 tips on patio care you patio will last a long time and be a great place to enjoy entertaining, a bqq or some well deserved RnR.
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