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What Surfaces Are Safe to Pressure Wash?

Safe pressure washing surfaces

Pressure washing is a great way to keep your outdoor surfaces clean and clear throughout the year. Pressure washing services are more effective than other cleaning options and can get deeper into the cracks and crevices on your surfaces.

However, sometimes, the high powered water spray used in pressure washing is too strong. More fragile surfaces require a gentler cleaning option. So, which surfaces can be safely pressure washed?


Concrete is a durable, long-lasting building material. Strong, it can stand up to the regular wear and tear you might see on outdoor surfaces. Many builders use concrete for driveways, sidewalks, and even patios.

Pressure washing is a great way to clean your concrete surfaces. Concrete is an incredibly porous material. This means that contaminants can get stuck in these pores and start to break down at the structure. This sort of damage leads to cracks and breaks in your concrete.

Our pressure washing is one of the only cleaning options that gets into these pores and blasts away dirt and grime. We offer pressure washing for sidewalk cleaning, driveway washing, and commercial pressure washing so you know you are getting the best concrete cleaning options available.


Brick is another strong building material that stands up well to the rigorous cleaning process used in pressure washing. Pressure washing experts will individually assess your brick surfaces to ensure you're getting the best clean.

Before we start, we'll make sure the mortar between your bricks isn't cracked or broken. If it is, you'll want to ensure you invest in repairs before our pressure washing project. While brick can hold up to pressure washing, getting water into the mortar can start to break down the structure of your surface.


Stone is used in walkways, pavers, and other projects. If you have stone surfaces that need cleaning, you'll find that pressure washing is a great way to go about this cleaning project. However, really high water pressure can start to break down at the surface of your stone, stripping the natural patina of stone.

Because of this, pressure washing professionals will choose a lower water pressure for your stone cleaning project. This is why working with a professional is so important. Our experts know just what water pressure your outdoor surfaces need to get them clean without damaging the surface.


Hardwood is often a material found in deciduous trees such as walnut, maple, oak, teak, and hickory. This wood is stronger than softwood and holds up well to pressure washing.

Just like stone, hardwood requires a lower water pressure to avoid gouging throughout the cleaning process. Our pressure washing experts will choose biodegradable cleaners and the perfect water pressure to ensure your hardwood is kept clean and clear of contaminants. We offer fence washing and restoration for wood fences as well as commercial pressure washing for bigger outdoor surfaces.

If you're looking for a professional pressure washing service to help with all your outdoor cleaning needs, call the experts at Mike's Home Wash LLC today and set up an appointment.

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Professional Driveway and Sidewalk Cleaning Completed in Fairhope, AL

Professional Driveway and Sidewalk Cleaning Completed in Fairhope, AL

We were called out to perform a professional driveway washing and sidewalk cleaning for one of our Fairhope clients and needless to say, they were very happy with the end results. Location: Fairhope, AL […]

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Driveway and Sidewalk Cleaning in Fairhope, AL

Driveway and Sidewalk Cleaning in Fairhope, AL

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