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Driveway Cleaning After

Keeping a clean and well maintained driveway is one of the best ways to enhance the curb appeal and resale value of your home. It is important to hire an experienced and well qualified power washing company to clean and maintain your home and driveway.

A concrete driveway should be washed at least twice a year to avoid damage from mold, mildew, and oil stains. Stains such as these can set in and become permanent if they are not removed in a reasonable amount of time. It is best to build a relationship with a quality power washing company such as ARC Powerwashing. ARC cannot be beat in the Raleigh area for on time quality service.

Experience is extremely important when washing the driveway for several reasons. Inexperienced power washing companies often use inferior equipment. Cheap pressure washing equipment can often fail to remove stains from concrete and asphalt. Proper treatments and chemicals must be used for specific types of stains, and inexperienced power washing companies are often unfamiliar with the correct processes.

If too much pressure is used, the concrete can actually suffer erosion, which can leave permanent, unsightly pressure washing marks. Even if an inexperienced company does not do permanent damage, the cleaning job they provide is likely to be uneven. An uneven cleaning job will accentuate the stains and make them stand out more. To avoid common problems like these be sure to hire an experienced power washing company in the Raleigh area, such as ARC Powerwashing.

Concrete Cleaning Raleigh NCConcrete 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 J&L Professional Services today to for your free concrete cleaning estimate!

If you have ever laid new concrete then you know what clean concrete is supposed to look like. Clean, fresh and vibrant are all words that can describe it. However concrete areas around your home, such as driveways, walkways, sidewalks and patios, can accumulate dirt extremely fast. Cars, animals and even you deposit dirt and stains onto the surface of the concrete daily. As rain falls and becomes trapped in small crevices in the surface of the concrete they give life to small algae spores within the dirt that have accumulated. Concrete Cleaning Durham NCAlgae, once activated, multiplies rapidly on the surface of concrete. Before you know it, your once white concrete looks like an aged medieval castle wall!

Reclaiming Your Home

Once algae and dirt have a foothold it can be hard to remove them. After all, you are probably still walking and driving on these surfaces which deposit more dirt and spores. What can you do? Pressure washing these areas is recognized as an efficient way to clean concrete. Some homeowners attempt to clean it themselves, but is that the wisest course? Even though concrete is a durable surface it can be permanently damaged by a pressure washing machine if in the hands of the inexperienced. Using the right pressure wash equipment and cleaning detergents is the key to ensure that all your concrete will come clean without damage. By hiring a professional power washer you get a professional that has the equipment and know how to remove algae and dirt from your concrete in an efficient and safe manner.

Durham NC Pressure Washing Experts

Our team of concrete cleaning experts has been eradicating algae and dirt from homes for over 15 years. Not only do we remove contaminants from your concrete surfaces we also remove mold and algae from your siding and fencing as well. If you are tired of seeing algae and dirt on your concrete call or contact J&L Professional Services today for your free estimate!

Concrete and brick areas around a home are some of the most abused areas on a residential property. Take your driveway for example, most driveways are made of concrete or brick pavers and these routinely take a beating. They can face unrelenting exposure to sun, rain, snow, ice, and parked cars that leak oil and gasoline and track dirt all over them. Left without any kind of protection it would not take long before your driveway starts to look tired and run down. Driveway & Brick Sealing Raleigh NCThe same is true for any area, be it a walkway or the patio-any area that is exposed to the elements and heavy use will start to look less appealing. This can be prevented if something is done to protect the surface of the concrete or brick.

Protect Your Investment With Driveway Or Brick Sealing

A sealer is a product that is applied to concrete or brick (driveways, sidewalks, patios, etc) that protects the surface against tire marks, stains, snow or water damage and most other hazards. When you seal your driveway or concrete or brick area, you add value to your home by keeping these areas presentable over a much longer period of time. Sealing your concrete and brick also helps to eliminate the need for costly replacement of these concrete or brick areas which can run into the thousands of dollars whereas concrete and brick sealing is just a fraction of the cost.

A Word About Brick

Brick pavers can add a touch of elegance to any home, but that elegance does not come cheap. After investing your hard earned money in brick you will no doubt want to protect your investment. While brick pavers are stunning to look at, they do need some help to continue to look their best. Brick pavers often have rich, vivid colors that are prone to fade under the elements and constant traffic. Having your brick pavers or brick driveway sealed will protect the surface and those rich colors for a long time. Sealing your brick driveway or walkway also has the pleasant side effect of stunting weed growth from emerging in between your pavers and degrading their appearance.

J&L Professional Services – Your Driveway & Brick Sealing Authority

If you have noticed that your driveway or brick pavers are not as radiant as they used to be it is likely because it is time to get them sealed! It is recommended that your concrete or brick areas are resealed at least every two years. We can clean the surface and reseal your concrete and brick thereby making them look like brand new again! J&L Professional Services has been sealing driveways and brick pavers for over 18 years. Contact us at (919) 889-0733 today to request your free estimate!

If you have ever considered have your Wake Forest NC home professionally cleaned, or pressure washed, you no doubt hear about services such as gutter cleaning, and deck cleaning on top of the actual house cleaning itself. These services can make a dramatic difference in the appearance and pride one has in their home. However there is one part of your home that you may not have given much consideration to pressure washing ever though it can have just as large an impact of the appearance of your home, we are speaking of your driveway.

Pressure Wash Your DrivewayMany people don’t think too much about pressure washing their driveway because it is out of sight and out of mind. The majority of the time that people are in their homes their cars are parked in the driveway and cover up unsightly oil and rust stains along with mold and fungi growths. It isn’t until they move the car that the ugly truth is reveal. A beautifully clean home can be marred the appearance of a dirty driveway. Pressure washing your driveway not only ensures a uniformly clean look it also provides a completely clean surrounding for your entire family to enjoy. Pressure washing your driveway, sidewalk or walkway not only clears away the fungi and mold that one can see, it also removes the spores they release. These spores can make you, your family and pets sick!

J&L Professional Services is proud to offer a complete array of driveway and concrete cleaning solutions to Clayton, NC and its surrounding areas.  Whether you have a traditional driveway or a longer private drive J&L Professional Services has the tools and experience to pressure wash your driveway the right way! Call today! (919) 889-0733.

ARC Power washing provides the following driveway, concrete, walkway and patio cleaning & restoration services in the Clayton / Triangle area:

  • Driveway Cleaning
  • Walkway Cleaning
  • Sidewalk Cleaning
  • Concrete Patio Cleaning
  • Driveway Staining
  • Walkway & Sidewalk Staining
  • Real Estate Driveway Cleaning – Call Us For Special Pricing!
  • Property Management Driveway Cleaning – Call Us For Special Pricing!
  • Townhome Complex Driveway Cleaning- Call Us For Special Pricing!
  • Homeowner’s Association (HOA) Driveway Cleaning – Call Us For Special Pricing!

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  • Low Pressure House Washing
  • Gutter Cleaning
  • Awning Cleaning
  • Window Cleaning
  • Deck Cleaning & Restoration
  • Roof Cleaning & Black Spot Removal