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Signs Your Patio Needs Cleaning

Cleaning and Maintenance

Your patio is an extension of your home, where you can relax in the summer months and indulge in a barbecue or two. Over time, especially living in the UK, the elements and general wear and tear can take their toll on your patio, so it’s essential to try and have a patio maintenance routine.

There are a few things to look out for that will indicate that you’re in need of patio maintenance, which means it’s time to get down to business and get cleaning patio slabs.

Dirt Accumulation

One of the easiest ways to check that your patio needs patio maintenance is to look and see if there is a buildup of dirt and grime on your slabs. 

Dirt will make your patio slabs look dull and change their appearance, so if you notice your patio start turning brown, green or even black, it’s time for some patio maintenance.

We’ve created a detailed guide on the best methods for cleaning dirt and grime from your patio, which you can find right here.

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Stains And Discolouration

If you can no longer remember what your patio's original colour is, it’s time to up your patio cleaning game. Stains can become stubborn if you don’t treat them, and if they are left for a while, you will lose the vibrancy of your patio that you had when it was first installed.

Our guide on how to clean patio slabs contains helpful tips for removing stains from your patio.

Faded slabs

If your patio is exposed to sunlight and rain, some fading will inevitably occur over time. Cleaning and sealing the slabs as part of your patio maintenance can revive their colour and protect them from further damage caused by weather and foot traffic.

However, if it’s time to update your tired, faded patio, why not take a look at porcelain paving? These stylish, modern patio slabs are extremely hard-wearing and fade-resistant, so you can enjoy your patio for years to come. Another high point for porcelain paving is it has a slip-resistant surface which brings us to the next point...

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Slippery And Unsafe

Substances such as moss or mildew can make your patio slippery, and cleaning patio slabs when it is like this is essential; if your patio is slippery, it isn’t safe. 

Not only will cleaning the slabs bring back the sleek aesthetic of your patio, but it will also make your patio safer for you and your family. 

If you’d like to get advice on how to clean patio slabs and put a proper patio maintenance plan in place, please get in touch with our friendly team of experts at 01335 372222. For a patio that’s even easier to clean and maintain, take a look at our range of stylish, scratch-resistant and hard-wearing porcelain paving here.