If you have a patio in your backyard or around your pool, you and your family probably spend a lot of time walking on it, sitting on it, and using it in other ways throughout the course of the year. This is, of course, what you are supposed to do with your patio, but if you don’t maintain it, it could start to look worse for the wear over time. Fortunately, there are some simple steps you can take to keep it in good shape. Here are some tips for maintaining your patio.
Avoid dragging patio furniture over it.
Many people get into the habit of dragging their patio furniture all over their patio when they are using it. You might not think you’re doing much damage when you do it, but the truth is that furniture can scratch, nick, and blemish your patio if you aren’t careful with it. Pick it up when you move it around rather than dragging your furniture all over the place.
Sweep or blow debris such as grass and leaves regularly.
Grass, leaves, dirt, and other debris can build up on a patio over time. If you don’t remove them, it can lead to staining and alter the color of your patio. Therefore, whenever you see any debris building up on your patio, you should take the time to remove it. By not letting it sit long, it won’t be able to do much harm.
Clean or power wash your patio when necessary.
No matter how hard you try to keep your patio clean, it’s going to get dirty. It’s located outside, after all, so there’s just no getting around it. You can clean it by using a mild detergent and a broom or you can go all out and power wash it if you want. Both of these methods will help keep your patio cleaner and remove any stains that have set in.
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