Patio Cleaning and Driveway Cleaning Maidstone
Professional Driveway and Patio Cleaning, Jet Washing and Sealing in Maidstone & Across Kent
Gleam Team Cleaning Services – 07581 681994
We provide great value for money,professional patio cleaning and driveway cleaning services available in Maidstone,Medway,Tonbridge , Ashford,Canterbury and Kent. Using both high pressure power washing, and low pressure soft washing for more delicate surfaces, we offer the most effective cleaning methods that are safe and suitable for your patio and driveway.
Indian Sandstone Patio Cleaning in Maidstone
Soft washing is the low pressure application of specialist cleaning chemicals is the ideal solution for delicate sandstone and other natural stone that is starting to flake. Sandstone is layered and formed over millions of years by heat and pressure and if the layers are exposed then blasting them with high pressure water will only damage the stone and break off additional layers. In such circumstances soft wash is the safe and effective answer to clean and restore a valuable patio.
Patio & Drive Restoration Services & Black Spot Removal in Kent
The small black spots that colonise driveways and patios are lichens. There are thousands of different species around the world but in the UK they are mostly black or white and circular in shape. Lichens are 2 organisms – fungus and algae – combined in a symbiotic (mutually beneficial) relationship.
They grow on all types of paving such as Indian Sandstone, limestone and other natural stone, block paving, paving slabs, concrete and almost any other surface. They reproduce and spread simply by producing spores and therefore rapidly colonise patios and drives. They also embed themselves into the surface ,aking them extremely difficult to remove and high pressure water alone will not suffice.
We are able to clean and restore your patio or driveway and completely remove all traces of black lichen spots and other organisms creating a biofilm on the patio surface. We use specialist soft washing products specifically designed for professional use and cleaning patios, drives and external hard surfaces. They are approved by the government’s Health and Safety Executive and safe, non-acidic, water soluble and biodegradable.
The safest way to clean indian sandstone is using low pressure soft washing methods. It is a potentially fragile natural stone and very porous which means it is the perfect habitat for lichens and algae, moss, mildew and other organisms to thrive. Most sandstone was formed in river and seabeds and comprises of tiny grains of sand that have been compressed together to make the stone which builds up in layers.
Therefore great care is needed not to damage these layers which can easily be blasted off by inexperienced stone patio cleaners. The porous nature of sandstone allows some spores to be absorbed below the surface. Power washing only cleans the surface of the stone meaning the spores will instantly re-appear and colonise again. Soft washing kills these spores too so your patio or drive will stay cleaner for longer.
Sealing sandstone and other surfaces will help prevent the ingress of water and inhibit black spots and other biological spores. Sealer also prevents fading from UV sunlight and maintains the aesthetic appeal of patios and drives.
Below are exanples of our patio cleaning and restoration services in Kent and London.
Areas we cover include Gillingham and Medway Towns, Tunbridge Wells, Bexleyheath, Orpington, Asgford and Canterbury and all surrounding areas.
Pressure Washing Services Maidstone
However,generally we use high power jet washing methods with commercial 4000 psi petrol pressure washers and can clean and seal all external hard surfaces including :
- Block Paving
- Indian Sandstone
- Pattern Imprinted Concrete
Patio Cleaners and Patio Sealers in Maidstone
Resiblock are Europe’s leading manufacturer of paving sealants for domestic and commercial use. Their previous customers include the Man Utd Stadium,Waterloo Station and Disneyland Paris. We are an official Resiblock Approved Contractor and as such use their products because of their quality.
They make various patio sealers for different paving types including a clear / invisible sealer and colour enhancing sealer for Indian Sandstone,limestone and other natural stone,as well as a multi purpose paving sealant suitable for stone,concrete and block paving. The benefits of sealing your patio or driveway are :
- providing a protective barrier agianst food,drink and BBQ stains
- protection against oil stains
- protection against UV fading
- inhibiting weeds
Moss,Algae and Lichens – Removal and Prevention
After cleaning your patio and clearing it of dirt,algae and staining, we also offer the best available biocidal wash providing 12 months protection against the regrowth of moss,algae and black lichens.