Driveway Cleaning Taunton Somerset (TA1): If you have a driveway attached to your property in Taunton, it will likely be one of the most used and mistreated surfaces that you own. Among the things that can have a negative impact on on on a driveway are weathering, regular footfall, vehicles and pets. Even the tattiest looking driveways can soon brought back to their glory days by employing a specialist driveway cleaning service in Taunton. However, appearances aren't everything, since there are other aspects of your driveway that need to be considered. Driveway surfaces can get very slippy with an accumulation of moss, algae, oil, and other dirt, and be a hazard to any person walking over them. If somebody slips and hurts themselves on your hazardous driveway (i.e. a visitor or delivery driver), you might be facing a big legal settlement if your negligent conduct is found to be the cause of it.
Driveways can be made with a wide variety of materials, and apart from the traditional grass or gravel, yours may be constructed from stone, concrete, asphalt, block pavers, or a mixture of these substances. Many of these driveway materials provide the ideal breeding ground for grass and weeds which sprout up between the cracks and crevices, and also for lichen, algae and moss which all thrive on hard surfaces. Naturally the delightful British weather doesn't help much. Happily, it is relatively easy to solve such issues by hiring a specialist driveway cleaning service in Taunton.
Why Use a Driveway Cleaning Service in Taunton?
Many homeowners in Taunton own power washers and think that these devices are the answer to cleaning their drive and other hard landscaping features such as pathways and patios. Unlike professional jet washing systems, domestic grade equipment might not have the refined tuning needed to adjust the water pressure to a point where your driveway is not damaged. As an example, an unskilled person who jet washes a tarmac drive can quickly cause pitting and furrows in this relatively soft material, inflicting permanent damage. Through the use of their professional pressure washing machinery, a decent driveway cleaning specialist will restore your tarmac or asphalt drive without damaging it, and restore life and colour to its finished surfaces.
It is even possible to damage concrete driveways through the use of a high-powered pressure washer. Etching is a problem with concrete which takes place when fragments of this hard material are blasted away to create lines and patterns. You may not see such lines when your drive is dry, however it will look like some sort of wild graffiti whenever it rains, or the surface is wet. Not really the sort of impression that you want to give to passers-by and visitors!
If, in spite of this cautionary tale, you choose to proceed with cleaning your driveway in Taunton with a jet washer, put it on its lowest pressure setting first, and test it on a small unobtrusive area. You might also want to check out your home insurance, to find out if damage that is a result of your own stupidity is protected by your policy.
What Types of Driveway and Stains Can be Cleaned Professionally?
Your Taunton driveway cleaning company will discuss the method that is most suitable for you, as there are specialist cleaning treatments and equipment for all types of driveway. A specially designed cleaning agent specific to the sort of stain will be necessary if your Taunton driveway has been uncared for and has a considerable build up of oil stains, grime, mould, grease or paint spills. As the waterproofing seal on brick, concrete and block paving can be affected by these long term stains, a suitable sealant will have to be applied after the completion of the clean. This will keep your driveway in good condition for years to come, and ensure the longevity of it's working life. It also has the added benefit of reducing the chance of moss and algae making a swift return to your driveway, which is naturally something you want to avoid.
Driveway cleaning companies in Taunton use 2 primary methods for cleaning practically all kinds of driveway surface, and these are pressure washing or power washing:
- Using a changeable jet of high-pressure water, pressure washing cleans away grime and dirt from your drive. Even though you might think this is simple, it takes a good deal of training and experience to effectively adapt the pressure of the water to avoid causing damage to your driveway's surface. There are also other elements that affect the likelihood of damage, including the distance between the nozzle and the surface, the diameter of the nozzle and the pressure used.
- Because power washing uses water that has been heated before spraying, it uses fractionally different equipment to pressure washing. Power washers tend to be far better at eliminating heavier staining and stubborn dirt ingrained into your driveway, without damaging the surface.
Both techniques can have detergent solutions added as part of the cleaning process. These cleansing detergents can then be flushed away with a low pressure wash before a sealant is applied to the drive.
The First Steps in Obtaining a Driveway Cleaning Service
There are some things that you may be capable of doing yourself, so before getting a quote from a local driveway cleaning service in Taunton, have a careful look at your drive first. The first thing you should do is clear away any weeds and growth that has gained a foothold on the surface of your driveway. As this is normally a request from a lot of companies anyway, prior to starting any driveway cleaning project, it's worth doing. Before you ask any driveway cleaner to start work, apply a good quality weed killer on a calm, dry day and leave it for a few days for it to take effect. It will soak down into the weed's roots, and hopefully kill them off.
An accurate quote can be given after your selected driveway cleaning specialist in Taunton has conducted a visual assessment of your drive. The depth of cleaning required, coupled with the size and composition of your drive will affect the final quote that you receive. At this juncture you should make sure that any chemicals applied by the company are suitable and listed for use under Heath & Safety and government regulations, and that any arising debris and dirt will be removed properly. In some local authority areas, the flushing of chemicals and waste into the drains without prior approval or warning, is not allowed, and you might be in bother should you do this.
Things to ask Your Driveway Cleaning Service in Taunton
While there's no professional association which is specific to driveway cleaning companies, the 'Federation of Window Cleaners' and the 'British Cleaning Council' both offer training and memberships to experienced operatives and businesses in the driveway cleaning industry. If you can track down a local business or tradesperson in Taunton who can show membership to either of these trade bodies, you can be confident that they're experienced and trustworthy in property cleaning and maintenance.
A training company such as 'The King Academy' also offers targeted training and qualifications. The 'Water Fed, Driveway Cleaning' or 'Outside and Jet Wash Cleaning' certificates, are the minimum qualification for a properly trained driveway cleaning operative. These are the sort of courses that are available from the aforementioned professional associations.
It's always advisable to enquire about the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health assessments (COSHH) for any chemicals which are being used on your drive. Certain driveway cleaning providers may say this is only essential for commercial projects, however as part of the Health & Safety laws they should be able to offer you this information if asked, and it is a pre-requisite in some local authority areas.
Finally, it will be necessary to carry out a project risk assessment if you share your driveway with a neighbouring property or if there's any sort of public access crossing your driveway. This is to ensure the protection of anyone who has access to your drive as the cleaning process is undertaken. This should be completed by your driveway cleaning specialist as a vital part of the complete project, so you don't need to worry too much about this.
Driveway cleaning work can be carried out in Taunton and also in: Staplegrove, Priorswood, Creech St Michael, Bishops Hull, Monkton Heathfield, Holway, Obridge, Henlade, Lambrook, Galmington, Bathpool, Norton Fitzwarren, Bradford-on-Tone, Ruishton, Trull, together with these postcodes TA1 1TA, TA1 1FX, TA1 1ED, TA1 1SQ, TA1 1PG, TA1 1BU, TA1 1LL, TA1 1PP, TA1 1HD, TA1 1AZ. Locally based Taunton driveway cleaning services will probably have the telephone dialling code 01823 and the postcode TA1. Checking this can make certain that you are accessing local providers of driveway cleaning. Taunton home and business owners can utilise these and many other related services.
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Taunton Driveway Cleaning Tasks
There is a range of work that can be undertaken by your local Taunton driveway cleaning service including algae removal, gutter cleaning, asphalt driveway cleaning, car park cleaning Taunton, terrace cleaning, steam cleaning in Taunton, render cleaning in Taunton, monoblock driveway cleaning in Taunton, conservatory cleaning, driveway sealing, wall cleaning, paved driveway cleaning, residential driveway cleaning, tennis court cleaning in Taunton, barbeque grease removal, driveway oil stain removal, power washing, garden fence cleaning, commercial driveway cleaning, crazy paving cleaning, masonry cleaning, landlord driveway cleaning services Taunton, block paving sealing, block paved driveway re-sanding in Taunton, garden deck cleaning, canopy cleaning, and lots more. These are just an example of the duties that are handled by people specialising in driveway cleaning. Taunton professionals will let you know their entire range of services. If there happen to be other Taunton cleaning requirements that you want but cannot see here, you can mention them on the QUOTE FORM provided. We'll be in touch with specifics as soon as we can.
Driveway Cleaning Enquiries Somerset
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Driveway Cleaning Near Taunton
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