How to jet wash your patio

Many people want to wash their patio to make it pleasant and clean for outdoor eating and socialising. However, washing a patio can be difficult and time-consuming. This is why pressure washing is becoming more popular as a method that is quick and easy. Read on for more about this great way to thoroughly wash your patio.

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Using a pressure washer on your patio is a simple way of removing dirt and making the space clean again. A jet wash treatment can remove moss and algae that builds up between the paving stones. Trying to use a scrubbing brush to remove this is hard work, so a pressure washer is much more convenient and can be a great way to prepare your garden for the autumn and winter months.

Preparing the patio

To get started, check the patio is fully ready by removing all furniture, plants and pots. Use a broom to brush away dead leaves and any items and debris. You could use detergent on the patio in preparation so the dirt will be easier to dislodge with the water. Many detergents also have ingredients that help to protect surfaces. Chose a detergent specifically suited to your needs.

Next, connect the hose and makes sure the water is running smoothly and freely before you start. If the water is not running well, you could need new parts for the washer. For example, if you need new Briggs and Stratton parts, you can find them online and offline at specialist stockists such as

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Choosing the right hose

The hose itself should be at least 7.5m in length and half an inch thick. If your hose is attached to a hose reel, you should unwind this fully to ensure ease of movement. There shouldn’t be any kinks in the hose so the water runs freely. The hose will require two universal connectors and a tap adapter for the garden tap.

When pressure washing your patio, the jet of water can often be altered for different pressure requirements. Using a more powerful jet stream can wash away even the most stubborn dirt, such as lichen. High power jets should only be used on surfaces such as brick or stone. If you have wooden decking, use a lower water pressure to ensure it doesn’t damage the wood.


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