Patio Restoration and Patio Cleaning
Overtime patios can become dirty, dull and require updating to maintain not only its integrity but also its appearance. Just as you typically vacuum your carpet and dust your furniture, it is essential to keep your patio clean and in excellent condition. Carlton Cleans is here to assist you with all your patio cleaning, patio restoration, and patio sealant needs. Visit our Home Maintenance Gallery for examples of Carlton Cleans work.
When it comes to Patio Restoration, Carlton Cleans typically takes a 2 or 3-step approach depending on the type of patio material. It is crucial to ensure the proper steps are completed before the clear sealant phase otherwise the patio sealant will not be as strong and will eventually fail.
For Wood Patio Restoration Projects:
Step 1: Patio Cleaning
Before patio restoration or the patio sealant phase can be completed Carlton Cleans must do a thorough patio cleaning. Carlton Cleans will clean your patio by pressure washing away any mildew, mold, or algae that have built up over the years. Generally, Carlton Cleans recommends that patio cleanings be performed yearly to ensure your patio looks its best year around. In some cases, a simple patio cleaning may make your patio look as good as new preventing the need for further patio restoration work.
Step 2: Patio Restoration
Once your patio cleaning has been completed Carlton Cleans will then begin your patio restoration work. A patio restoration project is a great way to get a brand new looking patio without the actual cost of a brand-new patio. From regular use, and from being outside, patios can become faded, weathered and damage. During your patio restoration project, Carlton Cleans will sand your patio and fix any broken or damaged components prepping for the patio clear sealant phase.
Step 3: Patio Clear Sealant
When it comes to keeping your patio durable and long lasting, Carlton Cleans recommends a patio clear sealant or similar.
For Concrete or Brick Patio Restoration Projects:
Step 1: Patio Cleaning
As with wood patios, concrete or brick patio restoration projects also require the patio cleaning to be completed first. Power washing the concrete or brick material will thoroughly remove all dirt and grime build up from your patio ensuring the patio clear sealant is strong.
Step 2: Patio Clear Sealant
For brick patios to be sealed, Carlton Cleans recommends filling gaps with fine grade sand to fill in any crevices. After your concrete or brick patio has been cleaned, gaps filled, and thoroughly dried Carlton Cleans will finish your patio restoration project with a patio clear sealant or similar explicitly designed for concrete or brick patios. It is important to note, that no matter which type of patio you own it is best to ensure the surface is completing dry prior to applying the clear sealant.
As with any home improvement project timing is everything. Carlton Cleans recommends starting your patio cleaning, patio restoration or patio sealant project when temperatures are warm, dry and humidity is low to ensure the quickest dry time.
You may be wondering just why a full patio cleaning, patio restoration, and patio sealant project is completely necessary. As with any exterior surface, that is exposed to weather and use there will be deterioration and discoloration that will occur. By regularly and adequately maintaining your patio you will minimize the damage done, increase curb appeal, and retain your properties overall value.
Patio Clear Sealant Provides:
- Protection against oil and stains
- Reduces discoloration caused by weathering, UV rays, and salt
- Makes surface easier to clean
- Reduces mildew, mold and algae growth, therefore, increasing safety and reducing slippery surfaces
Patio Restoration Gallery: Before and After
Contact Carlton Cleans Today
Bring your patio back to life with Carlton Cleans patio cleaning, patio restoration, and patio sealant services. Carlton Cleans also specializes in deck cleaning, deck staining, exterior painting, and more. Contact Carlton Cleans today for more information, to schedule an appointment or for a free estimate.