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Question DetailsAsked on 4/24/2014

looking for someone to clean my patio

I have an enclosed patio that I would like someone to clean. I don't know what to look under house cleaning, yardwork, handyman?

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Normally a bad idea to use pressure washing on an interior patio even if there is a raised concrete sill that would contain the water - the water can weaken your foundation, and cause mold under your house. So, treat it like you would an interior brick or stone floor - have a house cleaner mop it like normal, or for deeper cleaning bring in a carpet cleaner who also does hard surfaces to hot water/steam clean it.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD

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Hi! This is Mary Beth, from the Member Care Department.

It sounds like you'll need the services of a housecleaning company.After you've signed in to www.angieslist.com, try searching "Housecleaning" using the "Search the List" tab in the main green navigation bar.

We also have a Pressure Washing category that you might try searching as well; however, since your patio is enclosed, rather than outdoors, it sounds like Housecleaning would be a better fit for this type of service.

If you would like to see some Angie's List search results for housecleaning contractors in your area in this forum, please let me know by responding in line with this Q&A by submitting a new answer.

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Answered 6 years ago by Member Services

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In thinking on your question, and the AL response, my prior response was thinking just washing the patio surface.


If instead you are talking an open patio with plantings and such like a mission or spanish center courtyard situation, and the pavers or concrete or bricks are really grungy with moss and algae and such, then instead of a residential carpet or floor cleaner what you might need is a commerical floor cleaning company - the ones with the large self-propelled or even rider floor cleaners like you see at airports and doing parking garages and such - who can soap and bristle power broom the surface clean. Pre-treatment with a moss and algae cleaner designed for stone and brick and concrete wouldhelp a lot too. Google for commercial floor cleaners in your area, then Search The List by name to see if there are any reviews on them.


If you have a regular cleaning service, they may be able to do it using a rental bristle broom rotary cleaner (basically a floor sander with a power broom head mounted on it)- might be worth a try as a lot cheaper than getting a high-powered commercial cleaner in. Whoever does it, if you do not have a raised concrete curb aroundthe outside edge, then your siding will hve to be proitected, otherwise you will get ugly horizontal dirt-smudged streaking from the brushed turning against it - usually use strips of plywood tacked along the edge to prevent that, or hand-tool brushing with a hand grinder for the foot or so along the edges. Be sure to control water use - they should not be hosing it down without immediate pickup by vacuum, to avoid getting foundation wet.

Answered 6 years ago by LCD




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