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How to clean concrete

For something that is used so often in our everyday lives, the concrete we walk on is so seldom noticed or given the attention it deserves. It sits there day after day making our lives nicer and easier and we have the audacity to neglect it.

Damn us. We park our dirty, oily, nasty cars on it. We mess oil and stuff on it. We even have our social gatherings on it and allow our grills to drip hot grease all over it. And do we ever even say “thank you” to our concrete? Of course not. Because that’s the kind of people we are. Well, I say it’s time for a change.

That’s right. But don’t be too hard on yourself. You’re not actually a bad person. The thing is, concrete gets dirty so gradually that it’s near impossible to even notice the gradual decline to downright dirty.

Usually, though, after you’ve put the effort into concrete cleaning, you will see the difference you’ve made, and it’ll be abundantly obvious just how dirty it was.

Concrete is nothing more than water, aggregate (varying grades of rock, sand, and gravel), and Portland cement, which in the most basic of terms is what binds it all together. That being said, concrete is obviously porous, and those little pores like to collect dirt and grime, which is the main reason why concrete gets looking drab and dirty.

So, how do you give your concrete the love and respect it deserves? The answer and the method are simple. You clean it, and you do it safely and naturally.

Therefore, cleaning concrete periodically will extend its service life and enhance its beauty. It can be difficult to tell when concrete is in need of cleaning because the dirt and grime can build up so slowly. However, once the process is done, the results of freshly cleaned concrete are very noticeable.

There are multiple ways to clean concrete depending on the type of surfaces, such as exterior slabs, floors or countertops. Each requires a different procedure to avoid damaging the surfaces.

If you are not sure, call us, we love cleaning concrete!