Maintenance Guide for Block Paving

Pro-Smart’s Maintenance Guide for Block-Paving

To keep your newly restored block paving in optimum condition, it is essential to follow the maintenance schedule below. The sealers we apply are designed to help minimise surface deterioration of external paved surfaces. However, as with all paving products, some degree of routine maintenance is necessary to prevent the re-growth of moss, weeds and algae.

The following steps should be taken periodically once your driveway, path or patio has been sealed:

1. Regularly: a good sweep with a stiff broom and a light wash with a hose is recommended now and again to keep the surface clean and to prevent any accumulation of dirt and grime on the surface and between the joints. “Spot” treat any weeds with weed killer as and when they appear.

2. At least once a year: we recommend a moss/algae killer treatment wash which will kill off any moss or weed spores that are lying on the surface and then gently washing off afterwards. Areas prone to moss or algae growth e.g. under trees or hanging baskets or any north-facing sections should probably be treated more often.

3. Every 3-5 years: we recommend a moss/algae killer treatment wash together with a ‘topup’ coat of sealant, which will protect the surface for a further 3-5 years. Prior to application, the surface should be clean and free of grease and oil. It is difficult to gauge exactly how long before a top up coat is required as each driveway is unique.

4. Any spillages of oil based products should be removed as soon as possible to avoid any lasting stains forming.

5. Sanded joints which are disturbed by heavy trafficking can be re-sanded and sealed to prevent weed growth recurring in these areas.

6. Sealers can be re-applied at any time providing the paving is clean and dry. This may be necessary in areas of high wear.

7. Do not apply salt directly to the paved surface.

PLEASE NOTE: Failure to carry out any of the points listed above when necessary could lead to faster deterioration of your paved surface and result in a shorter time frame before comprehensive cleaning and refurbishment is required again.

Pro-Smart Welcomes New Franchisee

Pro-Smart Welcomes New Franchisee

Pro-Smart is delighted to announce that the Pro-Smart ‘family’ is growing with the addition of our new franchisee, John Armstrong, who came on board in November last year.

John is trading as Pro-Smart Cleaning Services in and around St Albans and is pictured opposite with his son, who will be giving John a hand in the business.

During his first few months he will be concentrating on establishing his window cleaning round, which by all accounts is expanding rapidly. This will also include conservatory, gutter and fascia cleaning. All this is completed effectively and efficiently using the Reach & Wash® PURE water-fed pole system for sparkling windows and gleaming uPVC.

Once this side of the business has been established, John will then bring on the other elements of exterior cleaning to include; driveway and patio cleaning, block paving sealing, tarmac driveway restoration and gutter clearance.

With the on-going support from Kevin at Pro-Smart HQ, John will soon have a thriving and profitable business in Hertfordshire – ensuring that the Pro-Smart name continues to be synonymous with reliable, professional and high quality exterior cleaning services.

If you happen to live in the vicinity of St Albans and would like more details on Pro-Smart Cleaning Services there, then please visit



Autumn-Winter Tips for your Driveway/Patio


Autumn-Winter Tips for your Driveway/Patio

Autumn, the season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, can be a beautiful time of year. But those gorgeous russet leaves falling from the trees can spell problems for your driveway or patio if left to mulch down.

Leaf litter left on block paving and patio slabs slowly rots down to form a lovely base for the growth of mosses and weeds.

So, now is the time to get that stiff patio broom out and sweep up that leaf litter and give it a gentle hose down afterwards. Not only that, we would also recommend that you take this opportunity to treat the driveway with a proprietary moss killer (just ensure no rain or frost is forecast for 12-24 hours or so after treatment).

This little bit of effort put in now could well save you a lot of hard work come spring time as the moss and weeds would otherwise start to get going.


Pro-Smart Measures Customer Satisfaction:


Pro-Smart Measures Customer Satisfaction:

Customer satisfaction is paramount to Pro-Smart’s business model. So every year we collect feedback from our customers to see how we are doing. All the surveys were collected, analysed and the overall ratings calculated. The results speak for themselves!

Put simply, if you have Pro-Smart come to clean your driveway or patio, you can expect to receive an extremely professional service with work of great quality and all for terrific value for money.


Cleaning Services serving Worcestershire and Warwickshire

Cleaning Services serving Worcestershire and Warwickshire

Pro Smart Cleaning Services provide a friendly, professional and affordable window cleaning service in the Worcestershire and Warwickshire area. We also offer driveway and patio cleaning, as well as a gutter cleaning to both residential and commercial customers.

Our cleaning methods incorporate the very latest technologies to produce excellent results and we are fully insured to give customers peace of mind.

As a professional cleaning company we adhere strictly to health and safety guidelines to ensure our work is carried out to a high standard and to a degree of safety.

The areas we cover include Alcester, Bidford, Eckington, Evesham, Pershore, Stratford-Upon-Avon, Studley, Worcester and all nearby villages

Please contact us and we will be happy to give you more information, provide a quote, or where necessary, arrange an appointment to discuss your requirements in more detail.