How to Clean Concrete

Doug EnrightJune 16, 2015

It may seem like a simple question, but do you really know how to clean concrete? If you have concrete flooring or any surface of concrete in or out of your home, do you clean it regularly? If so, how? Cleaning concrete isn’t as simple as you may think. Here’s some tips and tricks to clean concrete and ensure it’s in tip top shape.

Tips & Tricks for How to Clean Concrete

Every type of concrete surface will have a different method for cleaning. When installing concrete in or out of your home, make sure to look up how to clean it. If you use a finishing product, polished concrete, or paint it, you will have different ways to maintain and clean it. One way may not work the best for another, so it’s important to do your research ahead of time to ensure you’re cleaning concrete right.

For most concrete floors, you can use a broom or vacuum to clean up any debris, dust or dirt that’s stuck to it. From there, you can use a mop and cleaner, depending on the surface, to get out any caked on stains or debris. Again, research the best method for your particular concrete floor.

For most concrete countertops, you can use specific cleaners, wash cloths or paper towels to wipe down the surface. Since most countertops are coated and sealed, you won’t have to worry about liquids permeating the concrete and causing it to crack or buckle. Once more, do your research on the best method for your specific countertops.

If you’re not sure how to clean concrete, hit the Web and find out the best method. Call the installer and ask their opinion or refer to any instructions or handouts that came at the time the concrete was installed. Make sure you’re 100 percent sure of what to use to clean concrete in or out of your home to avoid destroying it and having to pay to get it repaired or replaced.

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