Deck Cleaning

Deck Cleaning

Deck Cleaning
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Deck cleaning is an essential activity to preserve the longevity and aesthetic appeal of your outdoor living area. With regular maintenance, you can prevent the growth of mold, mildew, and algae, which can cause discoloration and even structural damage over time. However, there are several factors to consider when it comes to cleaning your deck, from the type of material to the cleaning products used. Here are some tips to help you achieve a clean, vibrant-looking deck:
1. Choose the Right Cleaning Solution
The first step in cleaning your deck is to select the right cleaning solution. Depending on the type of decking material, you may need to use a specific formula designed to remove dirt and grime without damaging the surface. For example, if you have a composite deck, you should opt for a gentle cleaner that won't damage the finish. If your deck is made of wood, you can use a solution with a power washer, but be careful not to use too much pressure, as this can cause splintering or gouging.
2. Sweep the Surface
Before applying the cleaning solution, it's important to sweep the deck surface thoroughly. Use a broom or a leaf blower to remove any loose debris, such as leaves, twigs, and dirt. This will ensure that the cleaning solution can penetrate deep into the surface, ensuring a more thorough clean.
3. Apply the Cleaning Solution
Once you've cleared the surface, apply the cleaning solution to your deck. Spray the solution generously across the entire area and leave it to soak for the directed amount of time. Generally speaking, it is best to let the solution sit for about 10 to 15 minutes before scrubbing the deck.
4. Scrub the Deck
Next, you'll want to scrub the deck surface thoroughly. Use a stiff-bristled brush, a mop, or a power washer to work the solution deep into the surface. Be sure to pay attention to the corners, edges, and hard-to-reach areas, as these are often the dirtiest parts of the deck.
5. Rinse the Deck
Finally, rinse the deck thoroughly with clean water. Use a hose or a power washer to remove any remaining debris, dirt, or cleaning solution. Be sure to rinse away all the cleaning solution to prevent it from leaving residue on the surface.
In conclusion, cleaning your deck is a crucial task to maintain its appearance and extend its life. By using proper cleaning techniques, you can prevent the growth of algae, mildew, and other contaminants that can damage your deck over time. Remember to choose the right cleaning solution, sweep the surface, scrub thoroughly, and rinse thoroughly to achieve a clean, vibrant-looking deck.

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Cuyahoga, Lorain, Medina, Summit & Lake Counties




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(216) 236-4982
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