Spring Clean Your Pavers
It’s that time of year again. Winter has faded away, and spring cleaning is upon us. While the birds are singing, and the sun is warming your face, step outdoors and get your pavers ready for a fun spring and summer. Cleaning your pavers is easier than you may think. Simply follow these easy steps.
- Sweep your pavers. You must first remove all of the loose dirt and debris by sweeping your pavers. Winter storms can cause leaves and branches to fall that if left unattended can leave stains. Sweeping regularly will prevent this.
- Use the hose. Rinse off your pavers using the hose. This should cause the remaining loose dirt to wash off so that you can identify any stains.
- Pressure wash as needed. If your pavers haven’t been cleaned in a while moss may have built up. If this is the case, the easiest way to remove it is with a pressure washer. This also works well in removing mud that has been caked on during the winter.
- Scrub away stains. If you have had paver sealer installed then you can remove stains with elbow grease, a rag and water. If not, create a solution using detergent and water. Take your rag and scrub the stain. Most will come up without a problem.
- Remove oil. Sometimes oil stains will build up on your pavers driveway. Whether you or your guest have a small oil leak, it is bound to happen sometime. When it does, you will need a special oil removing solution to remove the stains.
- Replace your pavers. If a stain won’t come up, you can always have that specific paver replaced. This is a simple solution that doesn’t take much time. Simply call Go Pavers, and we can have it replaced without disrupting any of the paving stones that are around the stained one. There is virtually no disruption of your life or enjoyment of your paving stones.
- Inspect your paving stones. It is important to complete a thorough inspection and to identify if any of your pavers are broken, cracked, or chipped. Many of the brands we sell have a lifetime warranty which will make it inexpensive and easy to make the repair.
- Sand filler. Make sure that your sand filler is still at the level it was last summer. If it, for some reason, has washed away or eroded you will need to add more. The sand filler helps to hold the pavers in place and adds durability to your hardscape. It is an important component that should be maintained.
- Paver sealer. If you want to make pavers maintenance easier, all you need to do is have paver sealer installed after cleaning your paving stones. This treatment will prevent stains from penetrating the stone, enable you to wash away dirt and grime with water only, and keep your pavers looking new for a longer period of time.
Pavers are extremely durable, making spring cleaning easier than ever. Still, we understand that many of our customers are extremely busy with no time to spend maintaining their yard. Go Pavers offers ongoing maintenance contracts so you can enjoy your outdoor space, instead of working on it. Call us to learn more about pavers maintenance or to have paver sealer installed.
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