This is my FAQs page –
Otherwise know as Frequesntly Asked Questions.
If you have a question that is not listed here then please contact me and I will do my best to answer.
What can be cleaned?
We are able to pressure clean pretty much anything. Driveways & Patio’s but we also clean brickwork, pathways, fences and decking areas.
Most hard surfaces in fact.
I have a block driveway, is this a problem?
No. We can clean any kind of drive, whether it is block, crazy pave, concrete, tarmac or good old slab paving. The price is the only thing that alters between different types of driveway, as some are more labour intensive. Also block paving needs to be re-sanded after cleaning to ensure the blocks don’t move around which can cause loose bricks. We can even re sand your joints with a state of the art water activated polymeric sand. In short no more sand loss or weed growth (approx 5 years)
Can you seal my drive/patio?
Yes is the short answer.
However you need to request this service and we need to have a chat about your requirements.
Do you use chemicals?
A good question, generally the answer is SOMETIMES.
Saying that, we only use water to physically pressure clean your drive or patio, however if there are any stains on the drive or patio such as oil from a leaking car, then we may need to apply a form of stain remover/de-greaaser to try and lift the stain. As with all stains, not all can be removed, especially if they have been left for a long time. We will do our best to remove or reduce the appearance of any staining. The other chemical we may use is a general purpose weed/moss/algae killer. This really depends on how bad the area is. Pressure cleaning will remove moss and algae etc but sometimes it’s good practice to give the area a pre-treatment on heavy moss or weed build-up. We avoid brick acids as they contain really harsh chemicals which can damage stonework.
I also use diluted sodium hypochlorite.
This can be very effective both on decking and also on hard surfaced areas for killing/removing certain growths such a lichen.
Will you be using my electricity?
NO. Our pressure washing system uses a state of the art petrol driven engine. It doesn’t need any source of electrical power.
What about water?
In order for us to clean we need a source of water. Unfortunately with all good will a regular size vehicle isn’t really capable of carrying sufficient quantities of water to clean large size driveways and patios. So we will need access to a water source. This must be via an outside tap.
If you need an outside tap fitting this is a service I can also offer.
Is the work weather dependent?
Actually NO it is not. At least generally speaking.
The equipment I use is ok to be used in rain it will not damage it.
That said if you have a suitable covered area such as a garage that I could run my equipment from then this would be preferable but not essential.
Additionally – If it is absolutely lashing it down this is not ideal but I would assess this on the day.
If you require your block paving re-sanded then this cannot be done after power washing has just taken place. It must be bone dry for this to be completed.
What IS and IS NOT included in the quote?
So the price I quote is for power washing.
Sounds obvious right?
Whilst I am happy to move a “few” items from the area to be cleaned the price does not include moving lots of items.
If you tell me at the time of requesting the quote that I will be required to move things around to be able to clean I will quote accordingly.
I have had to put this notice in place due to past experience of having spent a significant period of time just moving pots, garden furniture, storage units and so on.
What’s your guarantee?
Well we guarantee we will do a good job. Our aim is to ensure that your happy with the finished result, and I am certain you will be amazed at how dirty your drive and patio area actually is, and how clean it will be when we are done. What I can’t guarantee is how long your newly cleaned area will stay clean for. So many factors will come into play, such as the time of year and how much traffic that particular area gets. You can’t expect a freshly cleaned driveway to still look sparkly clean 8 months to a year later, especially in England.
Also, the age and condition of the area being cleaned will also have a big impact on the final result.
You cannot expect a 10 year old drive to look as good as a 1 year old drive no matter how “clean” it is.