Driveway and Concrete Cleaning

  • By Stephan Derrick
  • 26 May, 2016

Find out how Jetclean technicians clean concrete driveways. 

Driveway cleaning, concrete cleaning, pressure cleaning
A partially cleaned concrete driveway. The improvement is stunning.
If you have ever wondered how Jetclean technicians get concrete driveways looking so good .... here is how we do it.  

Firstly, every driveway is different and the cleaning method is adjusted to suit. Plains concrete may be cleaned slightly differently to coloured concrete, stamped concrete, spray paving or exposed aggregate. Driveways with paint drops, oil stains, mould and algae all get a tailored cleaning process for the best outcome.

If the driveway is being cleaned because the concrete is to be sealed or even coloured, the process may even involve acid etching.

Jetclean technicians have pressure cleaning tools and a range of cleaning agents and treatments to optimise the cleaning outcome for all these situations.
Driveway cleaning, concrete cleaning, pressure cleaning
A rotary-jet hard surface cleaning tool used for driveway and concrete cleaning
PRESSURE CLEANING
We use very powerful equipment which is mounted on the back of a service vehicle. These machines are too heavy to lift or wheel around. We then roll a rubber coated, highpressure hose to the driveway area and attach the various pressure cleaning tools. If we have applied stain removal treatments we will probably use a guenrey or turbo nozzle to strip those areas back first. Then the entire area is cleaned with a rotary-jet hard surface cleaner - it is slowly moved over the the surface, much like a lawn mower over lawn. Once done, a gurney is used for a final wash of the area.

MOULD AND ALGAE REMOVAL
The most commonly found problem is that concrete driveways are not cleaned on a regular basis resulting in a build up of dark winter grime, mould, mildew, and algae stains with some oil staining also commonly found.  When mould and algae affected areas become wet they can get slippery and become hazardous. While the pressure or steam cleaning removes many of these organic contaminants, the results can be far from perfect. Which is why at Jetclean we apply a mould removal treatment to any areas that may still need it. The results are simply excellent.

Don't let an unclean driveway detract from the street appeal of your home. Call the professional and Jetclean it.
 
Driveway cleaning, concrete cleaning, pressure cleaning
CLOSE-UP: Rortary-jet driveway cleaning head. Perfect for cleaning concrete and paved surfaces.

DRIVEWAY SURFACES: Concrete, coloured concrete, decorative concrete, stamped concrete, pattern pave, stencil pave, spray on paving, concrete pavers, stone pavers
EQUIPMENT: Pressure cleaners, steam cleaners, rotary-jet hard surface cleaners, pressure cleaner gurney, vortex style turbo nozzle,  

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If you have ever wondered how Jetclean technicians get concrete driveways looking so good .... here is how we do it.  

Firstly, every driveway is different and the cleaning method is adjusted to suit. Plains concrete may be cleaned slightly differently to coloured concrete, stamped concrete, spray paving or exposed aggregate. Driveways with paint drops, oil stains, mould and algae all get a tailored cleaning process for the best outcome.

If the driveway is being cleaned because the concrete is to be sealed or even coloured, the process may even involve acid etching.

Jetclean technicians have pressure cleaning tools and a range of cleaning agents and treatments to optimise the cleaning outcome for all these situations.
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