Find out what products are safe to use so you don’t damage your investment.

From spills to stains, your concrete is going to encounter some wear and tear throughout its life. We’ve shown you how to heal cracks in your concrete and how to keep maintenance up-to-date each year, but how do you clean up life’s day-to-day messes? Here are some cleaning products you should keep in your household to make cleanup a breeze.

Broom and Dustpan
These are the perfect tools to start with if there aren’t any liquid messes. Before doing a regular maintenance cleaning, do an initial sweep to collect any loose dirt from the surface or cracks.

Vinegar and Baking Soda
When it’s time to get down to business, a mix of vinegar and baking soda is a great combination to use when trying to be eco-conscious, especially on outdoor patios where runoff could get into plants or wildlife areas. While detergent or bleach work well for removing most stains, vinegar and baking soda works just as well in most cases, but without the toxins. To use, fill a spray bottle with equal parts water and baking soda or vinegar, add a touch of liquid dish detergent, and spray. Set for 30 minutes, then rinse clean.

The acids in soda are actually a great tool for removing grease stains. Apply to the stain and let set for 15-30 minutes, then rinse and scrub with a cleaner of your choice for best results. Repeat as needed until the stain is gone.

Concrete Cleaner
If the stain will not budge, you can turn to a concrete cleaner. Most are typically made from concentrated alkaline soap and help to loosen oil stains on porous concrete. Need some additional advice on concrete cleaning? We’re happy to help. Visit our website for more information.

The best way to conquer stains and fight cracks in your concrete is by cleaning up messes as they come along and performing regular maintenance cleanings on your concrete. Ready for your next renovation? Visit our website for a free quote