Tennis Court Pressure Washing
If you are a homeowner a tennis court in your own backyard is a dream. After a few years it can quickly become a nightmare if not maintained properly. Dirt, mold, mildew and algae can fester on any residential or commercial tennis court especially in areas that are not perfectly level and puddle when it rains. In addition to the general eyesore dirt creates on a tennis court it also leads to reduced traction when playing. And, if left dirty for long periods of time the surface could eventually deteriorate affecting the paint and in the worse case lead to cracks. The good news you can properly maintain your court throughout the year by using a leaf blower and broom from time to time. At the beginning of the season a residential powerwasher should do the trick. When the court is not maintained periodically you will need to call in the experts.
Types of Tennis Courts
A standard tennis court measures 60ft wide by 120ft long so this is no easy project if the entire court needs cleaning. Determine before pressure washing a tennis court if you are dealing with concrete, asphalt, clay or grass court. While we typically deal with asphalt tennis courts you may be dealing with synthetic clay, synthetic grass, rubberized cushion, carpet or an acrylic. If you do decide to tackle this project yourself you want to start by removing all furniture and then using a leaf blower to remove any leafs, dirt and debris.
Tips for Cleaning Tennis Courts
- make sure all windows are shut and all doors are closed
- if possible turn off the power to all electrical fixtures including lights and fixtures
- remove everything that can be damaged by a cleaning agent including furniture
- cover all plants, shrubs and flowers
Items you will Need to Wash a Tennis Court
- cleaning agent
- soft brush
- flat work machine
- commercial pressure washer
Process of Power Washing a Tennis Court
When pressure washing a tennis court you want to start from one end and work your way to the other as to not have to rinse or clean the same areas multiple times. Mix your cleaning agents in 5 gallon bucket and apply to the area until the cleaning agent runs out. After several minutes you want to hand brush any bad areas before using a water broom or a wheel-mounted flatwork machine. Be sure to hit all areas of the court including the areas outside the playing lines and around the court perimeters. Then, simply rinse the area clean and begin on the next area.
Maintaining a Tennis Court between Pressure Washes
While it may seem like common sense removing any trash, leafs and general debris can go a long way in maintaining your tennis court. The perimeter areas should be watched closely as well because dirt and debris can easily be tracked on to playing surfaces. Take a hose and squeegee a couple times of year to remove any top layers of dirt. Lines should be repainted only when needed. J&J Power Wash offers residential and commercial tennis court pressure washing services. No matter how dirty your tennis court is we can help. To set up a free estimate call us 215-703-8306 or fill out our online form. Click on the images below to enlarge them or visit our portfolio page for additional before and after pictures.