Flagstone patios are among the simplest types of patio installations and are also easy to maintain, as long as you use the correct materials and cleaning processes. If your pavers are made from durable stone that’s resistant to water damage, they will usually be suitable for pressure washing.
This video demonstrates how quickly and simply patio paving stones can be cleaned using a pressure washer, which removes more dirt than a standard garden hose. Pressure washing is capable of removing more traces of dirt including some stubborn stains, though some substances such as oils and cement materials will need to be removed using specialised compounds.
Many pressure washers incorporate attachments that make it easy to add detergents directly, including degreasers. These should always be thoroughly rinsed away after applying them to your patio.
Prior to using the pressure washer, you should sweep the patio clear of any leaves and other debris, as these can be propelled away from the surface when blasted with water, causing injuries or damage to property. Before using a pressure washer on patio slabs, you should first test the stone to make sure it’s capable of withstanding this level of pressure over an extended period of time. The best way to test this is to use the pressure washer on a small, discreet area of the patio where fading and damage won’t be as noticeable.
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