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Tips For Cleaning Your Driveway

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Why should you clean your driveway regularly? Because paved driveways become a magnet for oil stains, mud and thick layers of grime.

1. Sprinkle a thick layer of sawdust or kitty litter on any grease or oil stains. Leave the sawdust in place for 12 to 24 hours to absorb as much grease as possible. Sweep it up and dispose of it.

2. Sweep the entire driveway to remove any surface dirt. Sweep out any cracks so the dirt doesn’t run down the driveway when you wash it.

3. Spray the entire driveway with water using a garden hose sprayer.

4. Dissolve 2 ½ ounces of washing soda in a gallon of hot water. Alternatively, sprinkle powdered dishwashing detergent over the entire driveway.

5. Dip a steel brush into the hot washing soda water and scrub the driveway, rewetting the brush as needed. If you use dish detergent, dip the brush into a bucket of hot water and scrub the detergent into the pavement.

6. Rinse the driveway with clear water after it’s clean. Avoid rinsing the water into nearby grassy areas, as a high concentration of detergent can damage plants.

7. For those stubborn oil stains, it is recommended that you purchase a degreaser. There are several on the market that are powerful, concentrated and ready to use. They are fast acting and can usually remove grease, oil and automotive fluids without damaging the surface.

Better yet, why not let us look after those nasty stains on your driveway? We work hard to ensure 100% customer satisfaction. Give us a call today to book your appointment.

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