Lichen is a fungus or algae that you will notice on your patio or driveway.
As a patio cleaning company, we come across this on almost every job and our clients always say how dangerous it is, because it can be very slippery during the colder months or when it rains.
The above picture shows an extreme case of it that we came across when we were asked to clean a patio at a house that a customer had just bought. The picture below shows how clean we managed to get it.
It is important to keep your patio clean to avoid this and at Remarkerble, once we have cleaned your patio or driveway, we will also advise you on how to maintain it, so that you won’t need to pay out lots of money every year to have it pressure washed all the time.
We always do a deep clean first by using an industrial pressure washer and once the area has been cleaned, we then use Smartseals cleaning products to remove lichen and moss and then give it a light pressure wash again. Once it has been cleaned thoroughly, we then seal it using Smartseals sealers which provides them with protection from weathering.