Your concrete floor needs periodic deep cleaning and sealing to enhance its beauty and extend its life. Sweeping and mopping is important, but these techniques only get it superficially clean. Since dirt and grime build up slowly on a concrete floor, it can be difficult for you to determine when it could benefit from professional attention. Professional Surface Restoration offers concrete cleaning & sealing in Toledo, Ohio and surrounding communities to get your concrete looking as spic and span as you remember it.
Cleaning Your Concrete Floor or Surface
Our floor care experts complete a detailed analysis of your concrete surface (i.e. sidewalks, driveways, patios, etc.) and remove anything stuck to it such as yard debris, chewing gum or litter. Next, we use professional-grade scrubbing equipment and chemicals to loosen and remove all dirt and debris from your concrete surface. This is a delicate procedure that requires in-depth knowledge of concrete flooring surfaces. We then use a heated high-pressure extraction machine to prep for sealing.
The next step involves applying an industrial strength sealant to your floor. The sealant we use has been specifically designed for concrete and will prevent your floor from absorbing any new stains. Our process provides long-term protection from:
- Chemical spills
Concrete Stains and Discoloration
Concrete sealing is the final touch that gets your floor looking as good as the day a contractor poured it. It brings back the luster that made it so attractive in the first place. If you maintain your concrete floors regularly but still can’t get them looking as good as new, contact Toledo, Ohio flooring experts Profession Surface Restoration to schedule concrete cleaning and concrete sealing.
Frequently Asked Concrete Cleaning Questions
Why Do You Need to Clean Concrete?
Concrete is a strong, durable surface, but that doesn’t mean it can’t get dirty. Dirt and debris get stuck on the surface of your concrete floor and are hard to remove with conventional cleaning. Concrete may be long-lasting, but stains that seep below the surface are harder to clean and can permanently alter the floor’s appearance.
How Does Concrete Get Dirty?
It may seem strange that concrete can build up grime, but concrete isn’t a completely solid material. It’s made up of a porous combination of minerals and materials. This means that water and spills can work their way inside the concrete, staining your floor’s surface and material.
How Do You Clean Concrete?
The most effective method for removing grime from concrete is with a pressure washer. After the debris is loosened, it can be extracted by powerful suction machinery. Hard, set-in stains may require more powerful chemical solutions, running from bleach (for simple stains) to more industrial strength chemicals (for spills like oil).
When Should You Clean Your Concrete Floors?
Concrete grime builds up more slowly than in other materials, however, if your floor is already showing signs of dirt or wear, that’s a clear sign it’s time to clean up. Additionally, an oil or chemical spill should be treated as soon as possible to prevent it from permanently staining your surface.
How Do You Keep Your Concrete Clean?
Keeping concrete clean requires industrial sealants because of the specific needs of the material. For outdoor concrete, in particular, your floor needs to be sealed against oil, paint, and other intense chemicals. New concrete should cure for at least a month before sealing, otherwise, follow the same steps for washing and removing stains, and then apply sealant.