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Pressure Washing Concrete
Concrete cleaning is difficult, and there are two approaches. When pressure cleaning concrete, keep in mind that it cannot always be restored to seem brand new after it has been soiled. Stains can be lightened or bleached, but they are difficult to entirely remove. You might strike it rich, but you'll be disappointed if you're searching for perfection. As a result, tell consumers and explain this up front; otherwise, they will request a task that requires the removal and re-pouring of the entire concrete slab.
Let's have a look at the tools you'll need for this project. Remember that safety comes first while using a pressure washer. Chemicals may be required to remove some stains. As a result, eye protection should always be worn. Additionally, when working with chemicals, you must wear pants to protect your legs. Concrete chemicals are extremely powerful and should not be tampered with. Are you more comfortable working on dry or damp feet? Rubber waders or rubber boots of similar construction are recommended. They'll keep your feet dry and safe from the 250°F water's blistering heat.
This job also necessitates the use of orange cones. If you're in a high-traffic area or if 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 others around you and helps to prevent accidents. Of course, this will demand the employment of a Hydro-Twister. You could technically accomplish the task with a wand, but it would take much longer and use a lot more water, not to mention the risk of streaking if you don't use even strokes all over the slab. Most modern hot water pressure washers come with a hydro twister device as an option, but if you don't have one and/or need a backup, we recommend getting one. When buying a hydro twister, go with the larger of the two options. Even though the difference in surface covering is only 5 inches, it is well worth it when trying to save time without sacrificing quality. When cleaning concrete at a building site or a big box store, there's a lot of it to clean, and the faster you clean it, the more money you'll make. Take some time to consider that.
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