Pressure washers are a quick way to clean your driveways and sidewalks, but how about if you do not have one? Do you have to spend hours on your knees scrubbing? The answer is no, if you follow these tips from Sticks and Homes. These driveway and sidewalk cleaning tips work for lightly mildewed or stained concrete. If the mildew is extensive or stains will not go away after this cleaning, consider renting a pressure washer. That will be far less expensive than buying one.
Gather together a garden hose, regular one-gallon pump sprayer, and any regular household bleach. Fill the sprayer two-thirds of the way with water. Fill the rest with bleach. Spray enough of the mixture on your sidewalks or driveways to make small puddles on the surface. Refill with the two parts water and one part bleach mixture when necessary, depending on the length of your driveway or sidewalk.
Let the mixture sit for fifteen to twenty minutes. This lets the mixture soak in to clean and kill mildew. Now, get the garden hose and spray it for a few minutes. This helps to dilute any bleach that runs off and helps to minimize damage to lawns and plants. That’s all you need to do.