Paver Cleaning – Sandstone pavers are a beautiful feature in any context, with their classical look improving any setting they are used. They are durable, versatile and come in a wide range of dimensions, but how do you clean sandstone pavers to keep their new and stylish appeal?
Enviro Clean & Capture sandstone paver cleaning services is the best in the business, with our years of experience in sandstone paver cleaning and sealing. We use the appropriate products, equipment and processes to freshen sandstone pavers, making them look like new.
So, what is sandstone?
Sandstone is formed from compact sand that bonds into large sedimentary rock formations and comprises various minerals and rock grains. As the minerals and grains differ, sandstone offers a great variety of shades and appearances that reflect the environment it originates from.
Sandstone is commonly found in dry inland areas, especially where significant erosion has occurred. A large amount of quartz and feldspar within sandstone gives it a natural, earthy expression.
There is no singular method for geologists to categorise and classify sandstone, but they all analyse similar features and follow a general process.
Sandstone categorisation and classification methods:
Sandstone paver’s charming appeal in endless applications
Sandstone pavers have a natural aesthetic making them an excellent option in endless applications. They are commonly used in landscaping environments, with sandstone paver paths and patios mixing perfectly with the nature that surrounds them.
The light sandstone tone also makes for a perfect pool surrounding and outdoor entertainment area, seamlessly blending with different structures, furniture and decors. Wherever sandstone pavers are applied, the earthy yet elegant look of the natural stone ensures they will deliver a charming appearance with versatile applications.
Benefits of using sandstone pavers:
Easy to install
Durable and versatile
Using a professional sandstone paver cleaning Sydney
Many property owners may be tempted to carry out sandstone paver cleaning themselves; however, DIY sandstone paver cleaning methods often lead to avoidable and often costly problems.
If cleaning solutions containing harmful ingredients like alkaline, ammonia, acid, bleach, are used the sandstone paver sealant, surface and composition will be damaged. Furthermore, if the wrong sandstone paver cleaning equipment and methods are used, you may scratch, mark or chip the sandstone or cause paver movement.
For these reasons, it is best to use Enviro Clean & Capture for your sandstone pavers cleaning Sydney.
With our competitive rates, there is no need to look further than our sandstone paver cleaning Sydney. Contact Enviro Clean & Capture’s for a free sandstone paver cleaning consultation and a no-obligation quote today.
So how and why do sandstone pavers get dirty? Here is why.
Dirt and dust
Dirt and dust are inevitable, and sandstone pavers can become dull and unappealing when they build up over time. Even if you routinely care for your sandstone pavers, the dirt and dust will remain in the sandstone’s porous surface, which will affect the condition and longevity of the natural stone material.
Enviro Clean & Capture’s professional sandstone paver cleaning Sydney will remove all dirt and dust on the surface and deep within the pores, making your sandstone pavers glow and adding years onto their lifespan.
When moisture is present, algae can form on sandstone pavers, leaving an unattractive dark covering on its surface. It is prevalent in seasonal climates and when pavers are installed in places with little sunlight. When cleaned unprofessionally, algae can cause stains, and the problem worsens.
Enviro Clean & Capture’s sandstone paver cleaning Sydney ensures all algae is removed, while we also recommend our sandstone sealing service to prevent algae regrowth.
Debris from vegetations can cause the attractive earthy colour of sandstone pavers to darken or discolour. If vegetation like leaves, branches and weeds are left on sandstone pavers for lengthy periods, they can stain the surface and degrade the paver stain.
But don’t stress? Enviro Clean & Capture can clean up vegetation debris and any stains they may have left to rejuvenate sandstone pavers to look like new.
Traffic and spillages
Where sandstone pavers are installed, people tend to walk and gather. Whether it’s a path, patio, or entertaining area, sandstone pavers usually have continuous foot and wheeled traffic, creating surface marking and the chance of spillages.
Some marks and spillages can be quickly cleaned without much trouble; however, others need professional sandstone paver cleaning to remove, which Enviro Clean & Capture can provide.
Benefits of professional sandstone paver cleaning services
Many benefits come from using professional sandstone pavers cleaning services, such as Environ Clean & Capture. Our sandstone paver cleaning Sydney is money well spent to keep your natural stone investment look stylish for a long time to come.
Upholding the modern and stylish look
Sandstone pavers are a beautiful looking material that looks modern and stylish in any setting. And the best thing is, they can continue to be modern and stylish by using professional sandstone paver cleaning services.
Enviro Clean & Captures sandstone paver cleaning Sydney removes all dirt, dust and debris and deep cleans to restore your sandstone paver’s stunning appearance.
Extending the lifespan of your natural stone investment
Durable sandstone pavers can withstand heavy traffic and harsh conditions; however, eventually, they will wear if not maintained correctly. Neglected sandstone pavers will lose their appeal and strength, leading to fading, staining, chipping, and paver movement.
Enviro Clean & Capture’s sandstone paver cleaning Sydney ensures your sandstone pavers remain in their best condition to extend the lifespan of your natural stone investment.
Adding value to your property and attracting attention
It’s common sense that your property value will be affected if your sandstone pavers deteriorate and become unappealing. Maintaining them with professional sandstone paver cleaning services will add value to your property and attract the attention of renters or buyers to ensure quick occupancy or sale.
If you are looking to sell, rent or get a property appraisal, Enviro Clean & Capture’s sandstone paver cleaning Sydney can help maximise your property’s value and attention.
Avoiding sandstone paver damages and personal injury
Sandstone paver cleaning may seem like an easy job, but it quickly proves otherwise if you try the do-it-yourself approach. Incorrect cleaning solutions and methods can cause damages to sandstone pavers, while it is easy to injure yourself in the DIY sandstone paver cleaning process without the proper equipment.
This is why it is best to use Enviro Clean & Capture’s sandstone paver cleaning Sydney to avoid sandstone pavers damage and personal injury.
Professional sandstone paver cleaning
General sandstone paver cleaning can help prolong the need for professional sandstone cleaning services. A sweep with a broom and spray with a hose can remove surface dirt; however, professional sandstone paver cleaning is required to keep them looking like new and add time to longevity.
If sandstone pavers are not sealed once laid, they will absorb water while cleaning, affecting the appeal, colour, and longevity while potentially causing staining.
Use vacuum machinery
Vacuum machinery removes and collects all dirt and dust that accumulates within the porous surface of the sandstone pavers.
There are special sandstone cleaning chemicals for spot cleans to help remove stains without damaging the sandstone paver.
Soft brush clean
A soft brush clean using a sandstone surface cleaner across the entire sandstone pavers ensures thorough coverage that goes deep within the natural stone’s pores.
Rinse and clean
A clean and rinse of the sandstone pavers are required to remove excess chemicals by wiping surfaces with correct cleaning tools and rinsing with running water.
How NOT to clean sandstone pavers
Vinegar works wonders as a cleaning solution for many applications, but sandstone pavers are not one of them. The acidic nature can cause harsh effects that can stain, burn or etch the sandstone surface while also causing noticeable damage and breaking down the sandstone sealant.
For these reasons, it is essential only to use approved sandstone cleaning products with neutral PH levels.
It is always tempting to remove stains and marks by scrubbing with abrasive pads and elbow grease. However, this will scratch and etch the sandstone surface, causing noticeable damage, which can only be repaired by honing the natural stone. It will also remove the sandstone sealer, exposing the sandstone pavers to exterior conditions.
Using a soft cloth and approved sandstone paver cleaning solution is the recommended approach to all self-clean methods.
How to prevent your sandstone pavers from getting dirty
Although professional sandstone paver cleaning services like Enviro Clean & Capture cannot be matched by do-it-yourself cleaning, regular sandstone paver maintenance by property occupants will go a long way to keeping sandstone pavers looking great.
Give it a sweep and a hose
Sweeping sandstone pavers with a broom and washing them with a hose will gently remove all surface dirt, dust and debris. It also limits the chances of algae forming.
Trim back branches and vegetations
Keeping your garden neat and tidy will help prevent leaves, branches and vegetation from finding their way onto your sandstone pavers.
Clean gutters and drainage systems
If your gutters and drainage systems are not operating correctly, there is greater chance water will pool on your sandstone paver, causing deterioration and attracting algae.
Run the vacuum
Vacuuming sandstone pavers may seem strange, but it is a great way to remove dirt and dust from sandstone pores. An industrial type vacuum that can safely collect any small debris is best.
A quick mop
A quick mop removes the grit and dirt that finds its way into hard to reach places. A string type mop is best, and it is vital not to use any harmful chemical that will cause damage to the sandstone paver or its sealant.
If you need to clean a spill, stain or mark quickly, a spot clean with a soft cloth and harmless solution is best. Once the sandstone paver cleaning is finished, make sure it is well rinsed to remove any subsequent chemicals from the solution.
Sealing your sandstone pavers is vital
It is vital to seal sandstone pavers to protect them from the conditions, liquids and traffic. It also helps sandstone paver cleaning as it prevents dirt and dust from entering deep into the sandstone pores, allowing for a more effortless clean. Unsealed sandstone will wear quicker, and the stone’s beautiful appearance will soon look dull.
Enviro Clean & Care have the experience to perform sandstone paver sealing for an adequate application and the best protection. We also advise on maintenance, care and resealing needs.
Furthermore, we recognise premature or excessive sandstone paver resealing can detract from the beautiful natural and earthy aesthetic and will only recommend resealing when it is genuinely needed.
Resealing is required approximately every three years; however, it depends on various factors including, the amount of traffic, exposure to conditions and professional sandstone paver cleaning frequency.
Enviro Clean & Capture sandstone paver cleaning Sydney
Sandstone pavers are a beautiful natural stone material commonly used in construction and renovations as their earthy and natural appearance complements many interior and exterior settings. Property owners can easily maintain sandstone pavers; however, professional sandstone paver cleaning is highly recommended to keep it in its best conditions and add years to its lifespan.
Whether you hire Enviro Clean & Capture sandstone paver cleaning Sydney for a routine deep clean, to restore neglected pavers, or for a spillage, we guarantee your pavers will look better than any DIY effort.
The outcomes from our professional sandstone paver cleaning service are indisputable, with the results speaking for themselves.
Enviro Clean & Capture can advise you on the best sandstone paver cleaning Sydney solutions, offer a free no-obligation quote and carry out work to suit your home or work schedule.