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Cleaning concrete periodically will extend its service life and enhance its beauty. It can be difficult to tell when concrete is in need of cleaning because the dirt and grime can build up so slowly. However, once the process is done, the results of freshly cleaned concrete are very noticeable.

There are multiple ways to clean concrete depending on the type of surface, such as exterior slabs, floors or countertops. Each requires a different procedure to avoid damaging the surfaces.

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More tips for cleaning your concrete:

  • Occasionally rinse your concrete surfaces with clean water to prevent dirt and grime from building up over time
  • To remove stains at the surface, a bit of elbow grease often works—try scrubbing the concrete with a push broom or nylon bristle brush
  • However, since concrete is pourous, meaning stains can sink in, a cleaning solution or pressure washer may work best on tough stains

Warning: You may have heard of muriatic acid being used to clean concrete. This is a powerful substance that can cause skin burns, damage your concrete, or harm your surrounding grass and plants if not used properly.

If you've tried it all and your concrete won't come clean, here are some options:

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