The surface of any driveway, whether concrete, brick, pavers, or asphalt, is porous and rapidly gets filthy. You want to clean your driveway since your tyres carry grease, oil, dirt, and all kinds of grime home with them, but you’re tired of spending your entire Saturday working on it with a hose, right? We understand.
A pressure washer is the most effective and efficient way to clean any driveway. To speed up cleaning, these devices spray a large volume of water at high pressure (and in certain cases, at a high temperature). We recommend using a pressure washer with at least 3000 PSI for pressure cleaning driveways. Simply follow these simple steps to make your driveway appear brand new again after you have pressure washed it:
- Clear the Driveway — Clear the path for the pressure washer by moving vehicles, garbage, and toys.
- Remove Grease and Oil — Sawdust or cat litter can be used to soak up any extra grease or oil.
- Use Chemicals — As needed, use a pressure washer detergent or degreaser to pre-treat the drive. Allowing the cleaning chemicals to soak for 5 to 10 minutes before power washing will ensure optimal effectiveness.
- Pressure Wash — Direct the high-pressure stream across the driveway’s whole surface, eliminating dirt and grime as it goes. When you’re through, your driveway will appear to be brand new.
When it comes to pressure washing driveways, you have a few options. You may have a few queries regarding the nozzles or accessories to utilize for this application if you’ve been investigating pressure washers. Putting a 25 (green) nozzle on the end of your pressure washer cannon is the most usual arrangement. This will get rid of the dirt and allow you to sweep as you go. A 15 (yellow) nozzle is ideal for substances like gum and tar. This nozzle may be used to scrape items off the driveway like a chisel. If you want to speed up the procedure, even more, you may use the following pressure washer attachments:
- Rotary Turbo Nozzle – A rotary turbo nozzle concentrates water into a fine spray that rotates continuously to cover a larger area. When cleaning concrete, bricks, pavers, and even buildings, this is handy. Pressure washing driveways will take fewer passes and less time if you cover a larger area.
- Water Broom — Consider using a water broom instead of a rotating nozzle to cover a larger area. Several nozzles will be lined up along a bar on this pressure washer attachment to clean a larger area in one pass. While pressure washing roads, water brooms with castors keep the nozzles at the same height over the surface. This means you won’t get the zebra striping you’d get if you held the tip at different heights over your surface.
- Surface Cleaner — For pressure cleaning driveways, this is the quickest alternative. Two or three nozzles are attached to the end of a rotating arm that revolves, covering regions ranging from 8 inches to 30 inches. You may hold on to the handles of pressure washer surface cleaners and just push them over the entire driveway to clean them as you go. A surface cleaner, like a water brush, may minimize zebra striping by maintaining your nozzles at the same height throughout the cleaning operation.