Concrete floors in shops and garages are made to get dirty. Chances are, the floor in your shop has seen its fair share of stains from oil, grease, and other automotive fluids over the years. While this is to be expected, it’s a good idea to clean concrete floors periodically to protect yourself and your employees from falls and fire hazards.
Here are a few tips for pressure washing your concrete floors:
All you need is a pressure washer, a few accessories and safety equipment, a couple of hours, and some running water, and you’re in business. Ideally, you should use a hot water pressure washer to cut through the oil and grease that builds-up on concrete floors.
Remember to begin with a healthy dose of detergent—that’s the easiest way to ensure that you’ll have a quick and easy job. Hotsy’s Ripper II is a heavy-duty caustic-based detergent that is especially good for cleaning oil stains, grease deposits, and grime.
If you are washing walls in addition to the floors, be sure to work from top to bottom. Always pressure wash, moving the wand in the direction that leads to the outside. This will help avoid spraying dirt back into the room.
Fortunately, pressure washers will remove years of built-up stains, so you won’t be out there redoing all your hard work every month. All you’ll need is to hit the concrete with your pressure washer about once per year, depending on the traffic in the area.
Other accessories such as high-pressure nozzles and surface cleaners can make cleaning a dirty floor even easier as well. Surface cleaners, in particular, are ideal for cleaning large floors in a short period of time.
Want to learn more about this, or any of the other applications for a Hotsy pressure washer? Give us a call today at our toll-free number to speak with a representative. We’d be happy to help you find the right tools to keep your business clean.