A professional concrete cleaning company will often use a surface cleaner to clean concrete at residential and commercial properties. What is a surface cleaner? A surface cleaner is a tool that has a spinning spray bar with a high-pressure hose attached to it. They come in a variety of shapes and sizes. The spray bar has two or more angled nozzles that provide the propulsion that spins the bar. The high-pressure spray comes out of the nozzles as the spray bar is rotating.
The only drawback to surface cleaners is that you must have professional grade equipment to run them. A minimum of 4 gallons per minute and 2500 PSI are required for a surface cleaner to function properly. Most homeowner’s grade pressure washing machines are not capable of running a surface cleaner properly due to the size of the engine and pump.
A concrete pressure washer is one of the best machines for cleaning concrete. It comes in handy for cleaning driveways, sidewalks and patios that are very dirty or have stubborn stains. You can rent or purchase a power washer and clean the concrete yourself, or higher a contractor who offers pressure washing services and has commercial grade equipment.
Over time, it is not uncommon for algae, mold, and mildew to build up on deck and patio surfaces. This is an especially common problem for decks and patios that are located in shady areas where exposure to sunlight is limited. Fortunately, a pressure washer can be used to remove this grime and other unsightly stains from your deck’s surface – whether it’s wooden, concrete, stone, or made of pavers.
Grease stains and oil spills can negatively affect your home’s curb appeal. Fortunately, a pressure washer can be used to remove these stains and restore the appearance of your driveway or walkway. Generally, a narrow pencil nozzle is used to spot-treat smaller stains, whereas a larger rotary nozzle may be better suited for larger areas. If you’re looking to seal your driveway or walkway in the near future, pressure washing it first is a good idea.