Deck Cleaning

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 Benefits of Annual Deck Cleaning

Debris, grit, and dirt naturally build up on the surface of decks, which cause’s the cracks between planks to fill and compress with dirt. Not only does build-up look less than inviting, it can actually traps moisture. Moisture causes wood rot and invites insect activity. Cleaning your deck at least once a year removes this build-up. When your deck is clean you can better examine the exposed surfaces for any signs of bugs, decay, fungal growth, and premature aging. Lastly. you can enjoy a nice clean environment with your friends and family.

Proper Techniques for Deck Cleaning:

  1. Clear the deck of any furniture, outdoor cooking equipment, and anything else that might get in the way
  2. Sweep the surface of the deck thoroughly, making sure to remove all loose debris
  3. Using a narrow tool to remove any leaves and debris in between  planks
  4. Rinse off the surface of the deck
  5. Using a cleaning product designed specifically for deck washing, scrub down all surfaces with a stiff, bristled brush; paying special attention to areas where fungal or moss growth has occurred
  6. Rinse the deck thoroughly

Do All Decks Need to Be Cleaned?

Though some materials like tropical hardwoods and composite lumber may be very low-maintenance, all decks should be washed at least once a year. It is true that these materials may never need to be painted and they are resistant to moisture and rot, but because mold and mildew can still form on these materials, washing is definitely recommended.

How Often Does My Deck Need to Be Cleaned?

Deck cleaning should be performed at least once a year. Depending on the conditions of your geographic area, or even those conditions specific to your backyard, a deck may require more frequent cleaning to keep insect activity at bay, keep appearances up, and retard the growth of mold and mildew. Deck owners in areas with warm, humid summers will likely benefit the most from more frequent deck washing.

Hiring a Professional for Deck Cleaning Company.

Like any home improvement task you can imagine, there’s a service out there willing to do this job for you. Deck cleaning is hardly the most involved operation in the industry, but anything worth paying hard-earned cash for should produce good results. While there are bound to be individuals out there who go door-to-door, the folks who take the time to make deck cleaning their legitimate business are serious about this job. Unlike those offering services just to make a few quick bucks, established companies that offer deck cleaning are trying to build and/or maintain a good reputation and create good word-of-mouth; because of this, they have a very real interest in making sure your deck is cleaned properly, quickly, and very thoroughly. Check out our reviews.

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