Concrete is a common material used in areas throughout the exterior of the home. For example, concrete may be used on your driveway, patio or sidewalks. This is a highly durable material that can provide you with years of use, but it also unfortunately is prone to becoming dirty and even stained over time. Stains can ultimately detract from your home’s curb appeal and can cause your home to look dirty and dingy. Understanding how to remove concrete stains is critical to maintaining the look of your home.
Common Types of Stains
Before you begin reviewing the options for concrete cleaning, it is important to understand what some of the most common types of stains are. Oil and grease stains on the driveway are common as cars parked on the driveway may have small leaks. Trees and bushes that are located close to the concrete areas may drop berries and other debris that can stain the surfaces. Rust stains may be present if you have stored a metal object on the surface for a period of time. In addition, mold and mildew growth as well as stains from ground-in dirt can affect the appearance of your concrete.
Different Options for Cleaning Concrete
As a homeowner, you may be looking for the most cost-effective way to thoroughly remove the stains. Hiring a professional to pressure wash your concrete is the ideal way to clean concrete. Pressure washing utilizes pressurized streams of water directed at the surface of the concrete to remove stains with ease. Keep in mind that because this is such a highly effective way to clean concrete, it may be best to plan on cleaning all surfaces at the same time. This is because pressure washing can restore concrete to like-new condition, and washing only one section of the concrete can make other areas stand out because of their uncleanliness. If your home’s concrete surfaces are dirty and stained, call or contact ARC Powerwashing today to for your free concrete cleaning estimate!