4 Common Solutions for Commercial Concrete Cleaning


If you need commercial concrete cleaning, you may be tempted to do the job yourself. After all, how difficult can it be to pressure wash a driveway, sidewalk, or wall? In reality, you may be surprised. That’s because there are different types of solvents that are used to treat different types of stains and dirt. The professional pressure washing team at Pressure Pros of the Carolinas will come to your location, assess your property, and determine which cleaners should be used for the best results. Here’s an overview of the cleaning solutions we may use on your concrete.

  • Acidic solutions: Acidic cleaners work well on dirt, stains, and efflorescence (a salt-like stain that appears on concrete due to hard water or very alkaline soil). Professional pressure washers will neutralize the concrete and may recommend sealing to guard against future buildup.
  • pH-neutral solutions: These are used for stains and dirt that are fairly superficial. If your concrete surfaces require only a light cleaning, this may be the way to go.
  • Alkaline solutions: Commercial concrete driveway cleaning often involves the removal of tough, set-in oil or grease stains. Alkaline cleaners are usually the best way to lift out the oil so it can then be washed away.
  • Bacterial or enzymatic solutions: These concrete cleaners are used to remove protein- or starch-based stains. Many of them don’t require water for activation, making them a convenient choice for many pressure washing companies.

As you can see, there’s science behind commercial concrete cleaning. Don’t spend valuable time trying to figure out what will work on your property. Call Pressure Pros of the Carolinas and let us take care of the dirty work.