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How to Clean and Maintain Your Home’s Outdoor Pathways

Updated: Jun 4

 Outdoor Pathways

Landscaping your home does not matter at all if you do not take the time to make a proper outdoor pathway. They help guests find their way, spruce up your yard aesthetics, and offer a secure, clear path to other parts of your property. We at Texas Cleaning Services know the significance of driveways and how important it is to keep them well swept and clean. The following is a guide to help you maintain your outdoor pathways in top form. 

1. Regular Sweeping 

The key to keeping your outdoor paths looking clean?. Sweep religiously. This will help to release the debris and leaves and dirt that have built up over time. Use a stiff-bristled broom to sweep your walkways at least once a week. If you have some larger debris… say, twigs or stones, a garden rake can be great, too.

2. Pressure Washing 

Pressure washing your paths pressure washing can be a great way of reaching deeper into those areas of your pathways. Sweeping is a good start, but pressure washers will cut through dirt, mold, mildew, and stains where sweeping alone will fail. Avoid damaging the surface by keeping the nozzle at a distance from the paint when using a pressure washer. If you find yourself confused on how to use the pressure washer, Texas Cleaning Services will do the job for you and provide a pressure washing service so that you can get the right sprucing up of the walkways.

 3. Removing Stains

Oil, food or even cleaner stains is hard to get rid of. These require a combination of water and a mild detergent. Pour the solution on the stain and scour with a hard brush. For more stubborn stains you can choose a commercially available degreaser or a paste made of water and baking soda. Allow the paste to sit for a couple of minutes before scrubbing and rinsing off well.

4. Weeding

If you neglect your pathways, weeds will move in fast. Keep your paths free of weeds, pulling them out by hand or using a weed over. To prevent regrowth, apply a weed killer. Creating a solution of vinegar and water is also an effective way to kill weeds in an organic fashion.

5. Sealing

One of the best ways in which you can preserve the life of your pathways and protect them from the elements is by sealing them. There are different sealants based on the types of pathways as concrete, bricks, or stones. Follow the manufacturer's recommendations for sealing typically every year or every few years. Sealing reduces the likelihood of water penetration, stains and existence of mold or mildew.

6. Repairing Cracks and Damage

In time, the pathways can also become cracked and damaged. It is key to address these issues as early on as possible, before they get worse. Smaller damage can be filled using an appropriate filler, however, larger damage may require professional repair. Inspections can uncover things that you may be able to catch in time to correct them.

7. Seasonal Maintenance

Seasons change, and with them, so do the challenges of keeping your pathways in tact. Fall leaves should be removed immediately to prevent staining and mold from developing. This winter, also remember to clear pathways of snow and ice to help prevent slipping and fracturing it more. Remember to use a snow shovel or snow blower, and try to use sand, rather than salt, to prevent the pathway surface from eroding.

8. Professional Maintenance

Small businesses which do not have enough time for it are recommended to use paid services of maintenance of the blog. Texas Cleaning Services is among the top companies providing full cleaning and maintenance for outdoor pathways. Our very experienced team uses some of the best equipment and techniques in the industry, preserving the life of your pathways all year round.


How often do you inspect the outdoor pathways of your property for potential damage before realizing the cost of not regular cleaning and maintenance?! Following these steps will ensure your pathways are always safe, clean, and looking great Your outdoor pathways are one of he the first things people see when they arrive at your home, so take it upon yourself to keep them clean or call the professionals at Texas Cleaning Services to help maintain a beautiful and functional front entrance to your home. Visit Texas Cleaning Services now in the event that you might want to become familiar with it or would you want to plan for cleaning it professionally. We are here to keep your yards and the rest of the property of residential maintenance in the best conditions!

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