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How to clean block paving

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Top tips how to clean block paving.


Keeping your driveway or patio in top shape can be a bit of a struggle. Dirt, debris, moss and weeds can get in between the cracks and if it’s not maintained on a regular basis then it can be hard to bring it back to its former glory. Below are a few tips for cleaning block paving.

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Start by cleaning any dirt with a stiff outdoor broom getting into the joins of the block paving. You will also need to treat any weeds with a strong weed killer. This should be done a few days in advance so that it makes removing them a lot easier. If you have access to a pressure washer this will do the job very well. If not then you should hire a pressure washing company to do it for you.

  1. Stubborn stains

Oil is one of the most common stains to plague blocked paved driveway – but there are different treatments for different stains. Start by testing on a small section of the affected area first. This is to make sure that the chemical will do the job and not cause any further damage to the driveway. You might need to contact a pressure washing company first to get advice on how to remove and treat such stains as moss, algae, rust and grease.

  1. Treatment

First off make sure you’re wearing the right protective clothing and that when using any chemicals that you do so in a well ventilated area. It’s vital that while diluting acids, remember to always add acid to water and not water to acid which is common practice. Any excess run off should be disposed of or cleaned so that it does not kill any plants or shrubs that might be near to the area.

  1. Continued maintenance

After you have cleaned the block paving or patio it is important to keep up with the maintenance. During the colder periods or when the weather is bad it might be that you need to pressure wash every couple of months. This will stop any weeds or dirt building up in the joints and will prevent further damage over time.

  1. Pressure washing to  clean block paving

Some over the counter pressure washing equipment doesn’t always do the job – or at least not 100%. Hiring a pressure washing company is the best way to make sure that the task is done right. Many companies use a range of state of the art equipment to ensure your driveway or patio is restored to its original appearance.


If you need advice or help with how to clean block paving, a driveway or patio cleaning then contact one of the team at Cleaning Service UK today for free advice.