Have you ever rented a pressure washer from Home Depot or Lowe’s to clean your driveway? Chances are you’ve done it at some point or are looking to do it in the future. There is a misconception that higher PSI machines will clean a driveway better. Although PSI plays a role in this, the most important is GPM (gallons per minute). The more water you can put on the surface, the cleaner and faster you can work. The problem with most pressure washer rentals is that they only go up to 4 GPM, which won’t give you as much cleaning capacity as a commercial grade pressure washer that normally starts at 5, 5GPM. While these rentals can do a good job of cleaning on their own, you can get even better results by applying everyday household chemicals.
We’ll see how to create a simple pre/post treatment solution so the next time you clean your driveway you get even better results! These treatments will help loosen all the dirt and bacteria from your driveway, so when you start pressure washing the area, they will show up quicker and easier. This saves you time and money.
Pressure washing with chlorine
You can eliminate a lot more bacteria by washing a surface with chlorine under pressure than by using bleach. You’ll get a clean makeover of your garden soil in no time. However, you should be aware of chlorine’s sensitivity to sunlight, as light will disperse the chlorine and degrade its cleaning abilities. Most chlorine solutions are mixed with a stabilizer to reduce this light sensitivity effect.
Chlorine is an effective cleaning solution when using a pressure washer to clean any concrete surface. It can be used to remove moss from a concrete sidewalk or driveway. It can also help remove fuel leak residue from your driveway.
Will bleach damage my concrete driveway?
When applied directly to concrete, bleach will not harm it. In addition, it will also disinfect the concrete.
How do you clean oil from a concrete driveway? The solution is to use a strong cleaner, such as trisodium phosphate (TSP), which has a degreasing effect. Do your best to make sure the cleanser never comes into contact with your skin. This is why it is essential to have rubber gloves and eye protection when using TSP.
To clean oil from your concrete driveway using trisodium phosphate, mix one cup of the solution with 3.8 liters of hot water (equivalent to one gallon). Get your garden sprayer and use it to spread the mixture on the concrete. Do not rinse for at least 15 minutes. After that, you can scrub using a stiff brush. Take your garden hose and wash the concrete with water.
If any of your pressure washing equipment stops working, don’t worry. You can bring it to the TCHEM Industrial Services store. We will examine your machine and let you know what is wrong.
We are focused on getting your business back up and running as soon as possible. We will repair your equipment quickly at an affordable price.