Cleaning paving is normally carried out by power washing although the better way is to use a 'hot' power wash if you want to be sure of killing off all the algae and moss that accumulates especially on block paving and driveways.
These more powerful machines simply heat up the water that's passed through them effectively killing things that cold water can't compete with, it also reduces the amount of water that's used.
Chemicals that are kind to the environment can also be applied to the surface prior to cleaning helping to release the many layers of dirt and grime, not to mention oil, grease and all the other spills that go unnoticed over the years.
Patios and other types of paving also have the additional soiling by animal waste that isn't always apparent, nevertheless, this presents a health risk if not addressed regularly. Some chemicals will prevent the spread of bacteria but a good cleaning regime adds protection where needed.
Rotary cleaners are now regularly used that isolate sections and 'pass over' the surface cleaning effectively ready for a sealant to be applied further protecting your paving.
Whenever possible your surfaces should be sealed to reduce the amount of unnecessary cleaning which can eradicate sand jointing on block paving, this must be replaced to secure the integral strength of pavers.
Once pavers have been re-sealed with the appropriate sand a sealant can then be applied to 'lock in' and compact the surface.
We find that the best sealants sink 'into' the surface allowing good traction underfoot and don't leave a film on the top that can be slippery at times.
Not really the best for block paving on a gradient!
Regular spraying with a neutral cleaner that takes away any oil or the build up of algae is a good idea.
This doesn't need to take a long time or is difficult in any way just a little bit of time to apply, moving around by brush, then washing off with a hose.
This maintenance will reduce the amount of money you'll spend long term and keeps your surfaces looking good, hygienically clean and doesn't allow any build up of harmful deposits.
Neutral cleaners we find are the best as the don't affect sealants but keep your paving at it's best indefinitely.
Throughout the seasons your paving is under attack with deposits from trees and shrubs but doesn't become obvious until the cold, rain and damp conditions take a hold and spread moss and algae before you have chance to notice.
Routine maintenance and regularly cleaning paving will prevent this from happening!
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Just a small selection of frequent testimonials and recommends received from satisfied customers
Just received a thank you from Mr Phillips, as requested would be happy for you to use the statement below for your website.
"IKEA have used Mr Lyons to assist in tiling works as part of its kitchen installation work completed by IKEA.
Mr Lyons has liaised with our customers using our kitchen installation service and offered them his service to tile walls and floors to complete their dream kitchens.
Our customers have shown great satisfaction with his work and we are happy to refer him when required.
On behalf of IKEA,
Customer Relations Manager
Caring for IKEA customers
A note from Mike
The kitchen design was 'stunning' and I was fortunate enough to be called in to 'complement' the kitchen with my tiling.
I was made welcome by the customers and I would highly recommend Ikea Kitchens without hesitation.
Very many thanks for carrying out the work at Victoria Mews, Cardiff...
It all looks great in the pictures you sent us by email...
Thank you also for liaising with your electrician Simon Webb on my behalf, for the other work we needed at the house.
Richard and Dana Edwards
Mike has carried out various installations for us.
Everything has been done to a high standard and we have been thrilled with the results and the comments by friends and family have been wonderful.
I would recommend Mike to anyone and will keep using him in the future.
Karen & Anthony Howarth
Thank you so much for your work it looks fantastic!
The work undertaken was done in an extremely professional manner.
You were neat & tidy and everything was explained well at the start AND was completed on time.
Noel & Hayley Corley
Just wanted to thank Mike for turning our nightmare of a garden pond into a dream and refurbishing the paths.
It looks really lovely and its so good to have someone working in your home who cares so much about it.
Very professional and will highly recommend to all my friends.
Thanks again Mike.
Win & Vick Tadd / Cardiff
Mike & Alex
Many thanks for your letter and I like your professional approach to your work.
We are very pleased with the work you completed for us recently.
I found your approach and timing on the job (i.e. arriving when you said you would) giving confidence that the task would be carried out efficiently and well.
We shall certainly use you again if needed also recommend you to friends.
Jennifer & Bob Way
Dear Mike and team,
Just to say how impressed we are with the speed and standard of your work, you have helped us towards achieving something a bit different in a modern house and have impressed all those who have seen your work.
Look forward to yet more excellent creations from you in the future.
Chris and Jude