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Pressure Washing Concrete
Cleaning concrete is difficult, and there are two approaches. When pressure washing concrete, one thing to keep in mind is that the concrete cannot always be made to seem brand new again after it has been stained. You can always lighten or bleach stains, but totally eradicating them is quite tough. You can get lucky, but if you're searching for perfection, you'll be disappointed. So, when speaking with consumers, let them know up front and explain this; otherwise, they will request a job that can only be completed if the entire concrete slab is pulled out and re-poured.
Let's have a look at the tools that are required for this type of work. When using a pressure washer, keep in mind that safety is paramount. Cleaning some stains may necessitate the use of chemicals. As a result, you should always use eye protection. In addition, when working with chemicals, you must wear pants to protect your legs. Concrete chemicals are extremely powerful and should not be tampered with. Would you prefer work with dry or damp feet? Rubber waders or some other sort of rubber boot is advised. They will protect your feet from being wet and from being scorched by the 250°F water.
This job also necessitates the use of orange cones. If you're in a high-traffic area or where there are a lot of contract workers, such as at a freshly completed house that needs the concrete cleaned, these can assist make people aware that you're there. This ensures the safety of those around you, and you are assisting in the prevention of accidents. Of course, a Hydro-Twister will be required for this task. You could technically complete the task with a wand, but it would take a lot more time and water, not to mention the risk of streaking if you don't apply even strokes across the slab. Most new hot water pressure washers come with a hydro twister type unit as an option, but if you don't have one and/or need a backup, we recommend purchasing one. When purchasing a hydro twister, go for the larger of the two options. Although the difference in surface covering is only 5 inches, it is well worth it when trying to save time without taking corners. There is a lot of concrete, especially if you are cleaning concrete at a building site or a large retail type box shop, and the faster you clean it, the more money you will make. Consider that for a moment.