Of you are proud of the garden at your home -
Does the patio in your garden look to be covered with algae or moss? Has it ever had any masonry paint spilled on it?
If these sound familiar perhaps it’s time to give it a little bit of care and attention and give it a good clean!
Below we feature our top tips on how to clean a dirty patio
First, take a good look at the patio in your garden and determine just how bad or
good it is. Identify any particular areas or spots that could do with a deep clean.
Look out for areas that have algae, moss, or ingrained dirt -
Take a while in de-
Children’s playhouses and other items should be moved if possible too, you need a good area to carry out a thorough cleaning of your patio.
By this we mean going over the whole patio area with a brush or broom -
By doing this you will usually find you can then see exactly the whole picture of
just how dirty your patio (or decking) really is. Make sure any surface dirt, soil,
and any leaves are swept up and removed -
Using a hosepipe give the whole surface area of your patio a good spray and wash-
Here we are just going to go over a few safety tips before you then proceed to the
main job in-
You have several methods that you can use when tackling a dirty patio in your garden.
These are the cleaning of a patio by way of using an off the shelf patio cleaner detergent, the use of a stronger chemical based (aggressive) patio cleaner liquid, by going over the whole area with a pressure washer with a lance and its jet nozzle, or alternatively you could use a pressure washer in conjunction with a dedicated patio cleaner attachment.
These of course are all methods that are aimed at the home owner who is carrying out the job themselves.
You could also consider the option of paying a professional contractor or a local patio cleaning company to do the work for you.
Off the shelf cleaning detergents -
Heavy duty cleaning detergents can be purchased from a wide range of outlets from
within all parts of the UK, so regardless of whether you live in Birmingham, Chesterfield,
Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, or possibly Sheffield in Yorkshire -
It’s probably worth mentioning at this stage that you can also buy patio cleaning products online, our website has some useful tips and information on where to go to buy the best products.
Pressure washers are commonly being used nowadays for the job of cleaning a patio,
and if you have ever used one you are sure to know just how effective and thorough
they can be. Popular brands and makes such as Alto, Bosch, and Karcher can all be
used for this type of work -
Most pressure washers are supplied as standard with a “narrow width” jet nozzle,
by this we mean the nozzle on the machines lance produces a very small width of spray
whilst in use. This is typically no more than a few centimetres in size. Although
this can be very effective at blasting dirt and grime off any hard surface area -
Some manufacturers of jet washers also offer and sell dirt blaster nozzles along
with heavy duty lances, these dirt blaster nozzles offer increased performance over
a standard jet washers nozzle -
Pressure washers with patio cleaner attachments -
What is a patio cleaner attachment?
In simple terms it is an accessory that mounts onto a pressure washers lance in-
Usually made of a robust plastic this accessory contains several working parts that make up the patio cleaner. Inside is often one or more high pressure revolving water jets, several brush’s, and maybe a caster or support roller.
This product is used by first mounting the accessory onto your jet washer, you then
place the unit onto the patio and switch on your pressure washer as normal. The water
jets within get to work on blasting the dirt and grime from your patio, and at the
same time the units enclosure prevents water from spraying out everywhere. Whilst
not as aggressive as a dirt-
If you have read through our top tips on the best ways to clean your patio -
Other articles related to patio cleaning and pressure washers:
If you need further information you can read our guide on the different ways to clean a patio. Alternatively browse to one of our pages on our recommended jet washers for use at home or in the workplace. You can also visit our home or sitemap page.