When you have a driveway on your property, you always want to keep it clean and smooth so it looks nice and neat. Sometimes, due to bad weather and wind, the driveway can become dirty, oily and greasy and grimy and you will want to clean it. Do you need to call a professional company to clean it and maintain properly? Generally yes, as they possess high-quality professional equipment that will clean it fast and efficiently. Still, if you are on the budget and looking to save a few bucks while keeping it clean, there are few things that you can do on your own. Yes, if you want to do it on your own, there is no need to have a powerful and highly-pressurized cleaner that will clean it
Sprinkle sawdust over it
You might think that sawdust would not clean the driveway, but do you remember that the sawdust collects moisture? Yes, it dries out the surface and makes it clean. Of course, this does not mean you only need to pour it all over it and that the things will be done. There is some additional steps you need to take in order to have it clean and nice. After you sprinkle it with the sawdust, leave it there for at least 24 hours and make sure that you do not leave it there when it is bad weather and rain. Spread it evenly all over the dirty and greasy stains so it could absorb the grimy chemicals. After the 24 hours, use a broom and sweep it up and throw it away.
Sweep it carefully
Use a strong broom that can clean even the smallest cracks between the tiles of your driveway. You need to remove all the dust and dirt over the surface of it. The reason for this is because you want to clean it later with the water and hot soda-water and if you don’t do this, you will not be able to clean the surface properly. Repeat the process several times if needs before you start washing it with water. The surface must be clean and free of dirt.
Use hot water with soda
First, use your garden hose sprayer to spray the surface with cold water to clean all the remaining dust, gravel and dirt. Once you are done, dissolve around 60-70 grams of washing soda in 4-5 liters of hot, if possible boiling water. Once the soda is dissolved, dip a brush in this hot soda water and scrub gently the surface, repeating the process as much as need. You can add any dishwashing detergent over the surface to add more cleaning agents and make the whole process more efficient. Rub and remove all the dirt until it becomes clear. After you clean a pavement, use clean water to rinse the pavement and wash it out. Just make sure that the clean water does not go into the area with grass and ground, as it will collect the dirt and bring it back on the pavement again.