Power Washing Tips for a Driveway in Winter

Posted October 31, 2019

Keeping your driveway clear and safe during winter is a daunting task. Not only does one face frigid temperatures, but also a constant snowfall. The following CleanPro power washing tips help clean your driveway effectively during winter:

i) The Best Time to Power Wash Your Driveway

You should power-wash your driveway before and after the winter. The move prepares your driveway for winter and refreshes it after the fall. It also helps one avoid interruptions from the weather during the cleaning exercise.

ii) Types of Power Washers for Your Driveway

Power washers have 4 different sizes of nozzle: 0, 15, 25, and 40 degrees. The 25 degrees power washer is ideal for a driveway. The washer creates a wide sheet of water that cleans a wide area. You can power the washer using electricity or fuel.

iii) The Dos and Don'ts of Maintaining Your Driveway

  1. a) Before the winter starts, you should remove debris, stains, twigs, and leaves from your driveway.
  2. b) You should reseal your driveway once every 2 years. You can also reseal it whenever it starts to wear.
  3. c) You should also remove snow from your driveway within the shortest time to avoid freezing and thawing that can crack your driveway.
  4. d) Do not use thawing chemicals on your driveway. The chemicals are sometimes harmful to your driveway.

The discussed CleanPro power washing tips will help you keep your driveway clean and free of damages in winter.


COVID-19 Precautions

We at Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois are committed to continuing to provide the highest quality and safest orthopaedic care to the people of Southern Illinois.

In the interest of protecting our patients and employees, we have instituted the following procedures:

All patients will be screened according to CDC recommendations via telephone prior to their scheduled appointment date. These recommendations include screening for a fever, cough, shortness of breath. Upon arriving at any of our facilities, all people will be screen upon arrival.

We will not be allowing any visitors to accompany patients with the exception of a single parent accompanying a minor or a designated caregiver accompanying an impaired adult.

At this time, we will continue to provide full physician services in the office as well as physical and occupational therapy, imaging, pain management, and Urgent Care services for your urgent orthopaedic needs.

We are working closely with our hospital partners for the continued provision of urgent and emergent orthopaedic care.

Please remember to stay calm, stay smart, and if you are feeling ill, stay home.

Thank you,
The Physicians and Staff of Orthopaedic Institute of Southern Illinois.