Driveway Pressure Washing
Your Local Driveway Pressure Washing Company
Driveway Pressure Washing in West Chester, Philadelphia, and Beyond
Driveways see extensive wear and tear. Between cars over them multiple times a day, bird droppings, and natural buildup from weather and runoff, every driveway sees considerable use, and as a result, they begin to collect dirt, oils, and carbon that can quickly cake it over. Not only is this unsightly, but many of the vehicles bring with them grime, chemicals, and road debris that are potentially harmful.
Judge Mobile Wash is a local pressure washing company servicing West Chester, Philadelphia, and the surrounding towns and cities. Our mobile team uses state of the art equipment that washes away every type of dirt and grime on driveways while still delicate enough to protect your driveway’s surface.
Our affordable rates make it possible to restore your driveway without hurting your budget, and can extend the life of your driveway in the long term. To learn more about how pressure washing works for driveway cleaning, call our team at (610) 692-9274 or fill out the form. We can also provide you with a free quote or get started by scheduling a pressure washing treatment for your home.
Common Buildup on Driveways – Why Driveways Get Dirty
Your driveway represents a significant part of your home or commercial property. It is one of the first things that people see when they visit. It is also notoriously difficult to clean, as the debris in driveways settles into the pores and cracks in the pavement.
Pressure washing is able to get into these pores and release any embedded dirt, a task that surface cleaners can’t compete with. As a result, pressure washing is the fastest and most effective way to clean brick, asphalt, and concrete driveways, and a smart choice for properties both big and small. Buildup in driveways comes from a variety of places, including, but not limited to:
- Exhaust Systems – Your exhaust pipe releases carbon. That carbon then mixes with the moisture in the air and creates hard deposits that can cover a driveway and get deep into some of the small pores.
- Tires – Cars that travel regularly, even if it is only as far as a few blocks, pick up dust, waste, and soot from the places they go. The tires especially can collect dirt, road salt, and oil from the surfaces they drive over. When you return home, the tires transfer those materials to your driveway.
- Spills – Accidental mishaps can also leave debris in your driveway. A spill while performing work on your car or home can leave paint and other substances coating your driveway, which will also capture their own dirt and debris if they end up sticky or collecting bacteria.
- Weather – Weather and pollution are other unavoidable causes of stains on driveways. Moisture from rain and snow soaks into driveways. The warm, humid summers we have in West Chester and Philadelphia make a perfect environment for algae to grow, even in concrete. And our proximity to many major cities unfortunately means a higher pollution content in the air, which eventually discolors any exterior surface.
These are only a few of the different sources that can lead to discoloration of your driveway. The different types of buildup can also vary considerably, which is why these driveways can both be so difficult to clean, and potentially cause their own health or environmental challenges.
The most common cause of discoloration are carbon deposits from the exhaust, which are notoriously hard to remove without some type of high pressure system. Yet it is not the only type of buildup that can occur. Other types of buildup that most often cause staining and discoloration on driveways includes:
- Oil – Older cars that leak oil or a mishap during an oil change can leave a puddle of staining oil on your driveway. Left alone, the oil can spread when it rains and start to degrade the area beneath.
- Auto Fluids – Beyond leaking oil, brake fluid, gasoline, coolant, or any of the other products we use for our cars can end up on the driveway.
- Dirt – Dust, mud, eroded soil, sand, and a variety of other forms of dirt are tracked onto driveways or washed on by rain where they instantly cause a messy appearance.
- De-Icer – Winters in Philadelphia and West Chester see the occasional use of deicing salts on roadways. Even if you don’t use these yourself, your tires can still bring them into your driveway where they leave mineral and chemical deposits.
- Algae – Driveway concretes and bricks can soak up water. When the surrounding air is warm and humid, this can foster the growth of algae, mosses, and other plants and bacteria that discolor a driveway.
- Stains from Organic Materials – Leaves, mulch, and other organic matter releases tannins as they decay. When left on your driveway even for a short time, these tannins cause brownish staining, especially on lighter colored driveways.
- Paint – An accidental paint spill or an old driveway painting job will not come up on its own, leaving an obvious mark on driveways. Paint thinners are often not safe to use on a driveway as the runoff is harmful and they can corrode the driveway beneath.
- Rust – Any metal object left on concrete can cause a reddish rust stain that stands out against the lighter colored driveway.
Many of these substances are not only unattractive, but potentially harmful if a person or pet comes into direct contact with them. Depending on the material of your driveway, they might begin to deteriorate the concrete or brick as well.
This is why pressure washing is so important. As an eco-friendly pressure washing company, Judge Mobile Wash prioritizes eliminating this dirt and debris in safe, non-harmful ways and restoring the overall look of your driveway.
Driveway Pressure Washing
A high attention to detail coupled with a customer-centric approach has allowed Judge Mobile Wash to be the most sought after, pressure washer in the tri-state area
How Driveway Pressure Washing Works
Driveway buildup occurs when debris is introduced to the pavement. Some stays on the top surface, but most settles into pores and crevices that naturally occur in many paving materials. Cracks can also develop over time, making for another area where dirt amasses.
From there, the different types of debris combine. When oils and liquid enter the mixture, it begins to clump, creating a sticky mass that rainwater or water from a garden hose can’t break up. The regular pressure of a car driving across the pavement further embeds this dirt.
Pressure washing penetrates beneath the surface of the driveway to where dirt collects. The force of it cuts through dirt, loosening the individual particles until they can be washed away to leave both the surface and underlying spaces free of any debris.
Plain water is the foundation of a pressure washing treatment for driveways. It is the delivering pressure that makes it an effective cleaning agent. Specialized equipment generates the pressure. In particular, the equipment we use provides various ways for us to fine tune the pressure washing process to provide the best clean for any driveway.
Some of the pressure washing options we have available includes:
- Variable Pressure – From low pressure washing to high pressure washing, variable settings give us the right PSI to push water into crevices without applying too much force to materials that are more delicate.
- Detergents – We use mild, eco-friendly detergents alongside water to better get through oils and compacted dirt. The detergents are nontoxic, but will effectively free debris so it can be washed away.
- Heat – Another natural cleaning solution, we can rapidly heat water as we spray it. Heat not only is helpful in removing oily residue, it can also kill bacteria that might live in your driveway, offering a sanitizing effect.
Our technicians select from this range of features and others based on the requirements of your driveway. The various options allow us to work with all of the materials used in driveways in the greater Philadelphia area such as:
Certain driveway surfaces are delicate. Concrete, for example, can degrade if washed at too high a pressure, developing pitting, cracks, or etchings. Even among concrete driveways, each can have a different sensitivity based on composition, age, and other factors.
Using our state of the art equipment and extensive training, we customize our driveway pressure washing to your specific property’s needs. This means we use the correct pressure, the right nozzles, non-abrasive detergents, and our proven techniques to methodically clean your driveway without any damage.
Each of our technicians receives continuous training so they can choose the right methods every time. They also have daily experience in cleaning almost every type of surface. They ensure that the surface, mortar joints, and surrounding landscaping are all protected and the dirt is gone.
Benefits of Power Cleaning Your Driveway
There are a few other approaches for clearing out buildup on driveways, but pressure washing is by far the most effective. For the majority of driveway materials, pressure washing is the only way to reach into the small holes in materials like concrete, brick, and asphalt.
Other cleaning methods can address dirt on the surface. They won’t reach the debris that collects in the driveway itself. Pressure washing, when combined with powerful detergents, can get deep into any crack or crevice. It loosens the dirt before washing it away, leaving both the surface and pores of the driveway spotless. It also does so without any damage to the material, provided it is completed correctly.
Pressure washing is also one of the most efficient ways to clean. Our specialized surface cleaning equipment can handle driveways of any size fast. This efficiency results in a more cost effective process, both for Judge Mobile Wash and our customers.
Because pressure washing is also a more environmentally friendly approach compared to other types of cleaners – especially with the eco-friendly detergents we use here at Judge Mobile Wash, it’s clear why it is the top way to clean a driveway in the Philadelphia and West Chester region.
Additional Benefits of Pressure Washing
Pressure washing is most often associated with cosmetic maintenance around properties. With its ability to clean almost any surface and wash away all dirt, cosmetic cleaning is an area where pressure washing excels all without harming the property.
But dirt on your driveway affects more than your home’s appearance. Much of the buildup contains chemicals, bacteria, and harmful particulate matter. Removing these impurities helps improve:
- Curb Appeal – A driveway often occupies a large area of your yard, making it as important as the surrounding landscaping. Driveways that are discolored, stained, or grimey will stand out to passersby. A clean driveway looks welcoming and brings attention back to your home and landscaping, which increase the perceived value and worth of your property.
- Safety – Oil, automobile fluids, paint, de-icer, and other materials likely to be tracked into a driveway are often toxic. Children regularly playing in the driveway, pets in the yard, or even walking from your car to your home can cause dangerous skin contact or inadvertent consumption of a harmful substance.
- Driveway’s Lifespan – Besides being harmful to your family, many chemicals will cause damage to your driveway as well. They can contain bacteria, acids, and alkaline substances that have a corrosive effect, slowly eating away at the concrete or asphalt. This causes your driveway to wear faster and require replacing sooner than a driveway that is regularly cleaned.
These benefits are what make it essential to keep your driveway and sidewalks clean, and power cleaning offers the best available approach to ensure that it is completed correctly.
Contact Judge Mobile Wash Today
A one time pressure washing service can return your driveway to its original appearance, and with ongoing solutions, you can ensure your driveway continually appears high quality and stain free. It is an ideal solution if you are looking to put your home on the market or simply want to refresh your home’s exterior.
There is also an option for ongoing pressure washing for your driveway or other areas of your home. If you live in an area or enjoy a lifestyle that causes challenges with excessive buildup, regular cleanings can keep up a neat appearance and protect your driveway. Our expert technicians can recommend the right schedule based on the material of your driveway and local contaminants.
To get started, get in touch with us today. You can reach us immediately by phone at (610) 692-9274 or fill out our online form and we will respond quickly. We’ll take the time to learn about your pressure washing needs and what you are looking to achieve. Then we will share the services we offer to assist you. We also have emergency solutions available 24 hours a day for those that need us.
A member of our team can also go over how much pressure washing will cost for your driveway or other areas on your property and offer a free estimate to help you make your decision. For any type of property, our costs for driveway power washing are always affordable, making it possible to restore it to its former appearance.
We are always available to answer any questions about our services, pricing, guarantees, or pressure washing in West Chester. Give us a call when you are ready to begin.
Driveway Pressure Washing FAQ's
One of the reasons that Judge Mobile Wash has developed such a strong reputation in the area is that we have invested in the latest in professional pressure washing equipment. While many contractors use tools from Home Depot or other retail stores, we have more advanced technology that provides high pressure washing, soft washing, hot water washing, and is capable of sanitation and disinfecting.
That means that we can treat essentially any hard surface, including those traditionally more difficult or more sensitive to pressure washing. The list includes (but is of course not limited to):
Of course, that's not all. We can also support Marble, Aluminum, Wood, Stone, Slate, GFRC, and much more. It's what allows us to treat indoors and outdoors, as well as essentially any hard surface
We're a mobile pressure washing service for a reason, and we have technicians spread out to provide better service coverage throughout the region. You'll want to call us to see if we're near you, but as long as you're within about 50 miles of our base in West Chester, we can often come to your property and provide the support you need.
We clean almost any hard surface (and even a few soft surfaces). It's why we are used in both commercial and residential applications. For businesses, we even clean vehicles, provide trauma cleanup support, wash down machinery, and so much more.
Our residential services are similarly broad, allowing us to power wash almost any part of your home that needs cleaning. Some examples include:
We've even washed down fire pits, sheds, larger outdoor barbecue sets, and countless other items. We also welcome your questions, so if you would like to learn any more about home pressure washing please call us at any time. Even though we are well known for our work with large commercial properties, we're also happy to assist homeowners with small cleaning projects as well.
In terms of large, solid items, there are very few that things we cannot clean. Because we can clean everything from dirt to mold to algae to gum (as well as grease, oil, weather stains, and even layered paint), the only items we may be hesitant to clean are those in the interior of a small property that cannot get wet, and anything that is sensitive to water damage.
Only a few local companies, including Judge Mobile Wash, are able to provide hot water pressure washing. It's one of our most exciting offerings, as we have an entire setup that is capable of heating water and using it to spray down your property.
Hot water is, simply, better. Though not every material can or should be sprayed with hot water, it is more powerful against issues like grime, automotive fluids, and sticky chemicals. The hot water helps to weaken the contaminants, breaking them down so that they can more easily wash away in a way that cold water simply cannot provide.
Hot water also has disinfecting ability, which makes it useful for places like hospitals or any place that could have coronavirus/COVID-19. During freezing cold winters, a hot water, high pressure wash can also be used to eliminate ice buildup that may be hurting your property.
Hot water washing is one of several advantages to the types of technology we use. Don’t forget to also ask us about our high pressure and soft water washing - the former of which provides a more powerful output than most retail devices, while the latter allows us to wash more sensitive items with similar efficacy.
Our business, including everyone that works for us, is licensed, bonded, and insured. We also follow every single law and industry standard to the letter. You are in the best possible hands when you choose to work with Judge Mobile Wash.
SERVING YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD
Our professional power and pressure washing operators are dedicated to taking care of your residential and commercial needs in the greater tri state area, including Pennsylvania, Delaware, New Jersey.
Pennsylvania area and the surrounding counties of: Philadelphia, West Chester, Phoenixville, Downingtown, Kennett Square, Paoli, Oxford, Exton, Chesterbrook, Berwyn, Spring City . If you don’t see your location please contact us as we service many more areas in Philadelphia.
In addition we provide pressure and power washing services in Delaware county including the towns and cities of: Haverford, Radnor, Drexel Hill, Springfield, Ardmore (partially in Montgomery County), Broomall, Lansdowne, Brookhaven, Ridley Park, Swarthmore, Media, Lima, Morton, Chester Heights, Wayne, Malvern,Upper Darby, and Rose Valley
We also serve Montgomery county, Pennsylvania including the towns and cities of: Pottstown, King of Prussia, Lansdale, Willow Grove, Horsham, Montgomeryville, Harleysville, Audubon, Sanatoga, Conshohocken, Hatboro, Souderton, Ambler, Plymouth Meeting, Blue Bell, Trooper, Penn Wynne, Wyndmoor, Fort Washington, Collegeville, Telford (partially in Bucks County), Eagleville, Royersford, Bridgeport, Narberth, Gladwyne, Bryn Mawr, Skippack, Trappe, Pottsgrove, Hatfield, North Wales, Wyncote, Evansburg, West Conshohocken, and Green Lane .