Are you tired of coming home from unsightly mold, mildew, and tire marks on your driveway? Not only are these marks unpleasant to look at but also can bring down the value of your home. Due to the porous nature of most materials that are used to build driveways such as stone, brick, and concrete; stains are usually highly noticeable unless your home is equipped with an asphalt driveway. On account of the humidity, air, mold, and mildew can form much faster in Florida than in other areas. The good news is that all of these markings can be removed, improving the overall visual appeal of your home. Keep reading to learn more from our pressure washing experts here at Aarron’s Pressure Washing on how to remove all these substances and more with pressure washing.
To fully remove toxic substances such as mold and mildew from your driveway, it is important to make sure to use a detergent specifically for these substances. Once you have the right detergent for the substance that you are trying to clean, fill your pressure washing tank and spray the detergent directly onto the driveway. After you have sprayed the affected areas, you need to let the solution soak so that it can fully remove the mold or mildew from your driveway.
Once your driveway is done soaking with the detergent, it is time to spray everything away. A best practice is to hold the pressure washer at least 10 inches away from the driveway to prevent damage from occurring due to the high pressure of the water coming out of the nozzle. The mold and mildew should come off fairly easily once it has been broken down by the detergent and the water. Be careful to avoid having your strokes too far apart with the pressure washer to prevent streaking from occurring. The result will be a beautifully clean driveway that you can be proud to call your own!
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Similar to mold and mildew, tire marks can also be removed with a pressure washer. For the least effort to remove the marks, try to pressure wash shortly after the marks appear. It is a good idea to apply a degreaser and scrub the tire marks with a stiff-bristled brush before using the pressure washer. Once the degreaser has the chance to soak in, you can spray your driveway down in a similar method for removing mold. There’s nothing quite like a clean driveway to come home to.
While many homeowners attempt to take on a pressure washing project themselves, we always recommend hiring a professional pressure washing company to make sure the job is done correctly and safely. If you are interested in learning more about how to remove mold, mildew, tire marks, or other substances from your driveway, give Aarron’s Pressure Washing a call us today. Our pressure washing experts are happy to answer all of your questions and provide great service in the process. We hope that you found this information useful and look forward to helping you with all your pressure washing projects.