How to Clean and Care for Concrete

Cleaning and properly caring for your concrete is a great way to keep your Salem concrete contractors away.

Concrete is durable, there’s no doubt about that, but we shouldn’t take it for granted. Regular cleaning and maintenance keep your concrete jobs lasting much longer and looking much better.

Salem concrete contractors recommend using water, a broom, and a hose (or rain water) to clean concrete in most applications. If you have access to a pressure washer, giving your concrete a bi-annual power washing can also help leave you with healthier concrete. Be sure to spray down the entire body of concrete before sweeping the water off with a push broom. Warmer days are preferable for this.

For decorative concrete, use a soft mop with a mild cleaning solution and water to gently clean the concrete off. Do not use a pressure washer on decorative concrete. Pay special attention to the cracks, crevasses, and corners.

Monthly cleaning is recommended in order to maximize the lifespan of your concrete slabs. In addition to cleaning, it is important to simply treat the concrete right. For de-icing your concrete in the winter, use calcium chloride or sand. These are the safest solutions for your concrete, and they are also the safest for the environment, so everyone wins.

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