Block paving driveway cleaning – you or a professional?

If you’ve landed on my page, you are either thinking about having your block paving driveway cleaned in the spring, or you read our pages regularly… either way, welcome!

So, the fairest thing to do is break it down and compare doing it yourself to a professional.

Today I will cover the following:

  1. How much it will cost to do yourself, compared to a professional?
  2. Why do we charge so much when my driveway is only tiny?
  3. What’s the difference between doing the cleaning yourself and being a professional?
  4. What our customers have said.
  5. What to look for in a professional driveway cleaning company?

So, have you made yourself a cup of coffee or tea? Have you grabbed your snack, and are you sitting comfortably?

Yes, then let’s begin.

1. How much will it cost to clean your block paving driveway yourself compared to a professional?


So, to do it yourself, you will need the following, depending on which method you want to do:

  • Warm water
  • Washing up liquid
  • Bucket
  • Hard bristled Brush
  • Hose
  • Pressure washer

I found two ways to clean your driveway: One with a pressure washer and one without the pressure washer. 

The cost of both is very little compared to a professional.

Hiring a pressure washer (if you don’t have one) is the more costly way; however, it’s the best way. 

To see how to clean without the pressure washer, please click here

Please click here to see how to clean it with the pressure washer.

A professional:

If you get a professional to do it, the cost will depend on whether you pick a premium cleaning company. 

Many homeowners spend a lot of money on having block paving done, and we know how hard you work, so maintaining it will be very important to you.

It is important to us too! We love to ensure our customers are pleased with what we have done, especially as they spend a great deal of money to use our service.

Due to years of experience with top-of-the-range products and equipment, Art of Clean is a premium company that cleans a variety of patios and driveways. 

Our minimum charge is £800, including VAT. We will send someone out to do a free-of-charge quote, and then we will send you an email with details of the final quote. 

2. This is a short video of our driveway cleaning process:

It may give you some tips if you still want to clean your driveway.

3. Why we charge what we do to clean your block paving driveway:

  • Our price includes one technician for one whole day.

It’s not that we don’t want to help you. We do! But if your driveway is that small, it may only take our technician half a day.

He will finish at 12 and then lose half a day’s work. No, he won’t, I hear you say. Yes, he will.

We don’t want to send a technician to another house covered in dirt and grime. Cleaning patios and driveways is not a clean job. They get covered from top to bottom with dirt and mud… Our mission is for our customers to have the very best experience. That mission starts from first impressions to the end of the clean! 

  • We use the very best top-of-the-range van-mounted equipment.
  • We use eco-friendly cleaning products.
  • We come with an abundance of knowledge.
  • And the most important thing, we come with a smile. (although this is free, we just like doing it)

4. Summary of the difference between doing the cleaning yourself and us?

  • We will come with an abundance of knowledge and training.
  • Our team comes with top-of-the-range van-mounted equipment that will be more powerful than anything you can use.
  • We get paid to do the job.
  • You would have to give up your free time, which is not fun!

5. What our customers have said.

5 weeks ago
Patio cleaning this time. Excellent service with a technician who explained all.

Martin Racher

15 weeks ago
What a fantastic company! They turned up yesterday at 8.30 and cleaned, pointed and sealed a patio which I believed was beyond saving. Nothing was too much trouble and we now have a patio which will last a few more years. Before you get rid of your old patio give these boys a call and save yourself a load of money. Highly recommended. Martin, Royston

Roland Marlow

18 weeks ago
Friendly, attentive and professional

Mike Tomlin

50 weeks ago
Hi We had Warren Robbie Brandon & Matt attend our property to clean all of our patios They were very efficient, worked hard and did an incredible job We would highly recommend them.

5. What to look for in a professional driveway cleaning company?

  • Please make sure they are passionate about what they do!
  • Check that they deliver a professional and reliable service! (Check their reviews)
  • Have they got the latest top-of-the-range equipment?
  • Please ensure they use 100% eco-friendly products?
  • Do they offer a 100% happiness guarantee?

Do you need to find a patio and driveway cleaning company? Then this article will help:

Patio and Driveway Cleaning Services in Cambridgeshire?

To see how to remove black spots on your driveway:

What are the black spots on my patio?


Before I finish with my fabulous picture, thank you! Thank you for reading, and thank you for your ongoing support… I do appreciate you all.

Written by Tracey Gilbey, Marketing and Admin Coordinator at Art of Clean.

For further advice or information on our Carpet and Soft Furnishing care, please do not hesitate to contact the Art of Clean team on 01223 901551 in Cambridge. Our services include Carpet Cleaning, Upholstery Cleaning, oriental and area Rug Cleaning, Curtain Cleaning, Patio, and Driveway Pressure washing, Leather Cleaning, Stone and Tile Floor Cleaning, and Wood Floor Sanding and Restoration. We also supply new flooring and carpets through our sister company Art of Flooring. Our Dry-Cleaning service is provided by Farthings Cambridge