Rarely do we think of how many germs are wandering around on our dirty concrete walks, patios, stepping stones, and more. It might not seem to be a likely place for things survive on, but many types of microbes live in and on your property’s concrete! In this blog, we will let you in on how this can impact you and what to do about it.
1 in 4 Shoes Tend to Have E. Coli on Them
If this news is not sobering to you, then we don’t know what is! What’s even worse is when you introduce the shoes to clean surfaces they left traces of the E. Coli 9 out of 10 times! This information comes from a microbiologist at the University of Arizona.
What do we do? Take off the shoes!
Luckily, we can clean our shoes. Just by washing your shoes with detergents can reduce bacteria by 99%. But cleaning everyone’s shoes that enter our house just isn’t practical. Dirty Concrete – simply leads to dirty shoes… That is why it is a great idea to have a “no shoes policy” in place. People living in the house and family will adhere to this quickly, no sweat. Sometimes though we will have guests over or service people, we will be reluctant to make them take their shoes off. What then?
What else can we do? Get that dirty concrete walkway cleaned!
If your walkway, driveway, or porch looks gross then it is time to get it professionally cleaned. Not only does it look gross, but if you take a microscope to that, you might just lose your lunch. This grime can cause harm to people’s health, but also to the structure they are occupying. If harmful remnants settle for too long, your concrete can deteriorate. Therefore, we suggest getting these areas professionally power washed at least once a year to keep them looking great and maintainable.
We don’t mean to scare you with these statistics, but they can impact your household’s health. You can rent a power washer, but we stress that they are tricky to use. You need to know that they can be dangerous if there is too much pressure. It might not look it, but it is also really hard work. Successfully pressure washing takes a lot of time and concentration or it could turn out with undesirable consequences.
If you want great results without the hassle of doing it yourself, call us! We can rid your dirty concrete of germs, for a cleaner and safer exterior that will wow the neighborhood! Book here today!