Maintaining Clean Outdoor Surfaces in the Winter to Prevent Slipping Hazards


Now that the winter weather is here, it’s more important than ever to take steps to ensure the safety of your outdoor spaces. One way to do this is by maintaining clean outdoor surfaces to prevent slipping hazards. In this blog post, we’ll discuss the importance of keeping your sidewalks, driveways, and other outdoor surfaces clean during the winter and offer tips for maintaining their cleanliness. By following these tips, you can help reduce the risk of slips and falls and create a safer environment for yourself, your family, and your customers.


Keeping Outdoor Surfaces Safe During Winter


As the winter weather is already here, it’s important for homeowners and businesses to pay attention to the cleanliness of their outdoor surfaces. Here are a few reasons why keeping these surfaces clean can help prevent slipping hazards:

    1. Snow & Ice: One of the most obvious slipping hazards in the winter is snow and ice. By keeping your sidewalks, driveways, and other outdoor surfaces clean, you can help prevent the accumulation of these slippery materials.
    2. Debris: Leaves, twigs, and other debris can accumulate on outdoor surfaces during the winter. If left uncleaned, these materials can become slippery when wet and create a slipping hazard.
    3. Salt & De-Icing Agents: While these materials can help make outdoor surfaces safer, they can also create slipping hazards if not used properly. By regularly cleaning your outdoor surfaces, you can help remove excess salt and de-icing agents and prevent them from becoming slippery.
    4. Algae & Mold: In the winter, outdoor surfaces can be more prone to the growth of algae and mold. These substances can create a slippery surface and increase the risk of falls. By regularly cleaning your outdoor surfaces, you can help prevent the growth of these materials and create a safer environment.

By keeping your outdoor surfaces clean and clear of debris, you can help reduce the risk of slips and falls in the winter. Regular power washing can be an effective way to keep these surfaces clean and safe. If you’re concerned about the cleanliness of your outdoor surfaces and want to take steps to prevent slipping hazards, consider hiring a professional power washing company to help.


What’s Next?

A driveway or walkway wash is a great way to get your home or business ready for winter, but why stop there? Dirty siding, clogged gutters and algae covered decks are all areas of your property that can use some power washing love too!

The Bottom Line

At Blustream Power Wash, we use the safest and most effective soft wash treatments for your outdoor walkways. Our trained washing professionals know how to safely remove mold, algae, and other organic growths from any section of concrete around your property. For information on our concrete washing services, read here or call us at 219.370.6827 to speak to one of our professionals and schedule your service to get your concrete freshened up!

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