Cleaning Bricks The Smart Way
Written by Desert Oasis Cleaners

The Best Way To Clean Bricks

Many businesses have a brick driveway or entrance to their doorway and having it look nice makes a great first impression with customers. Yet, some people continue to be intimidated by what is an easy maintenance job. Read on to learn more.

What You Will Need

  • Pressure Washers
  • Garden Hoses
  • Scrub Brushes


Firstly look for any cracks both in the bricks and the mortar as these will have to be repaired before you commence washing. Protect and cover any electrical outlets, light fixtures and jacks with a material that is waterproof so water will not be forced to enter them during the cleaning process. Make sure nearby flower beds, bushes and shrubs are also covered and ensure windows are tightly sealed.

Detergent Application

Use the pressure washer with a low-pressure nozzle and spray the detergent from one end of the pathway to the other. Allow the detergent to sit for a few minutes so it can get to work on breaking up surface stains and other assorted dirt. The instructions with the packaging will indicate how long this process will take.

Water Pressure

Next use the high pressure nozzle on the power cleaner to clean the brickwork in the same manner you applied the detergent. Use horizontal strokes over an area roughly three to four feet at any given time. Moderate pressure is probably ideal and again look at and follow the instructions from the manufacturer regarding the best distance for the nozzle to be from the surface you are cleaning. You can then increase the pressure as needed. Utilize a garden house to make sure nearby services are completely rinsed, such as the walkway, driveway, patio ensuring they are free of residue from the detergent.

Problem Areas

After a couple of days once the brickwork has dried, perform an inspection. You can then spot-treat any stains that may have been missed. Especially look for masonry bloom, algae or stubborn mildew. A wire brush may come in handy for persistent stains and other stained areas can be treated with clean water and a cleaner wit ha prayer for application. For mold and mildew stains mix equal parts of water and chlorine bleach. For rust and mortar stains, use an acid-based detergent for masonry and be sure to follow the instructions from the manufacturer. Then rinse everything very thoroughly and allow it to dry.

Desert Oasis Cleaners Provides Commercial Cleaning In Phoenix

Desert Oasis Cleaners is an commercial cleaning company in Phoenix, Arizona offering a full list of commercial cleaning services including industrial floor cleaning, warehouse cleaning, factory cleaning, cleanroom cleaning, industrial breakrooms & bathrooms. We also help with industrial cleaning in Phoenix, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Glendale, Gilbert, Tempe, or anywhere in the Phoenix Valley.

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First impressions are vital to your business – that’s why you need the experts at Desert Oasis Cleaners who never hesitate to go the extra mile to ensure your workplace looks it’s best!

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