Cleaning your driveway or carport

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One part of cleaning that most people dread is your driveway or carport. This part of your home is exposed to a variety of weather conditions and substances such as oil and dirt. Over time if this area of your home doesn’t get address it can become an eye sore and just becomes harder to clean the longer you leave it.

To stay on top of cleaning your driveway, here are some helpful tips to get it looking as pristine as possible.

Sweep your driveway before you start

This may seem as a no-brainer for some people but is one of the most important steps. You want to begin with sweeping away any rocks, leaves or sticks that are on your driveway. As you begin a deeper clean of your driveway, starting with this step ensures that you aren’t making any extra work for yourself later on.

Get your cleaning solution

There are a lot of cleaning solutions out there that you can turn to but make sure that you choose one. Water isn’t effective on your driveway no matter how much elbow grease you put into it. A product that is designed to eliminate grease and oil stains will making cleaning a lot easier and save you time and money in the long run.

Usually these solutions require you to mix them with water as they can be quite strong and potent. Ensure that you follow the directions on the mixture as using it correctly will give you the best results in terms of end result and efficiency.

Wet your driveway beforehand

Before you start applying the cleaning solution to your driveway make sure that you wet it first. Wetting the ground prior to pouring the solution will ensure that you get a deep clean rather than just tackling the surface of the mess.

This could mean the difference between removing stains that could take forever to lift.

Scrub the driveway thoroughly

When you have applied the cleaning solution to the area in question, be sure to scrub the area thoroughly and vigorously. A grill brush or a high quality outdoor scrubbing brush will ensure that you get the deep and effective clean you are after. The cleaning solution should be in contact with the surface for approximately 30 minutes, however make sure it doesn’t try as this will also affect the results that you get.

Rinse your driveway of the solution

Once you have finished scrubbing and hopefully lifted the stain, rinse down your driveway so that no excess cleaning solution is leftover. If the stain isn’t lifted from following this process, you may have to repeat it several times or until the desired result is achieved.

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