Once we have restored your Patio to its original clean and tidy state the personal maintenance of the area becomes much more manageable, but we are always on hand to provide further cleaning when required! Here at Haywood Exterior Cleaning Ltd we offer a ‘Clean & Maintain’ service!
Patio cleaning can be quite tricky as most patios are laid using softer materials such as natural stone. High pressure should never be used on softer materials as it can strip away the surface causing irreversible damage. We use a low pressure surface clean to clean most Patios. For even softer, more delicate surfaces we will use steam (up to 150’c) to clean and protect. We always recommend a Softwash treatment for patios to control the growth of micro-organisms.
Yes! Indian Sandstone should be cleaned with great care due to its softer nature! The bright & vivid colours of the stone can soon disappear, masked in a green coating of algae and moss. Black spots (Niger Algae) are also very common on surfaces such as Indian Sandstone. These are notoriously difficult to remove as they cant be blasted away using high pressure! Our softwash treatment and gentle cleaning processes will ensure your Patio stays cleaner for longer, while causing no lasting damage to the surface!
The green film that is often found masking our beautiful patios is a Biofilm called Algae. Algae thrives on damp surfaces! So after the rain and frost of the good old english climate, our patios provide the perfect conditions for Algae to colonise. The best way to control the growth is to use a Softwash chemical treatment. An annual Softwash treatment and surface clean will keep your patio looking perpetually clean!