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Tips on Deck Cleaning and Maintenance

Decks have become an extremely popular, low-cost way to add living space to a home. Decks make it convenient to enjoy sitting outside day or night. They also open up the home and facilitate entertaining and outdoor dining.

Decks, however, are subject to the damaging effects of weather. A poorly maintained deck quickly turns a drab gray color, and that discoloration is caused by dirt, mold, moss, algae, and other plants, which soon begin to tear apart the surface of the wood. Splinters form, creating a rougher surface that is even more inviting to dirt and plants. Before long, you have a dingy deck that's treacherous when wet and riddled with splinters. Here's how you can protect your deck and prepare it for cleaning:

  • Inspect your deck every year or two. Repair any loose boards and protruding nails.

  • Clear the deck and surrounding areas of potted plants, furniture, toys, umbrellas, etc. (Make sure that children and pets will remain out of the area while work is being done.)

  • Remove all loose debris from the deck using a broom or blower.

Clean the Deck

There are many commercially available chemicals for this purpose. Carefully read all the directions and warnings on the label of the deck cleaning chemicals. Following directions is important for getting good results and for protecting you, your family, your pets, and your plants. In general, the more powerful the chemical, the less scrubbing will be necessary. Scrubbing can be done by hand using a basic scrub brush or a push broom.

Professionals use a power-washer, which is a device that sprays water under high pressure. For most homeowners (and inexperienced professionals), all that power can be a problem. It is very easy to damage the deck inadvertently with a power-washer. Some pros become so proficient at using power-washers that they skip the use of chemicals altogether. One substantial disadvantage of using chemicals is that the stronger the chemical, the harder it is on nearby plants and the more toxic it is to the environment.

Sand down any rough areas and splinters. Then clean away the dust.

Apply Deck Sealant

Once the deck is thoroughly dry, use a roller, brush, or sprayer to apply a deck sealant, and please note that while water-based sealants are more convenient to use, oil-based sealants perform better or waterproofing the deck materials.

Done correctly, these basic deck maintenance steps will yield a deck that looks practically brand new. Deck maintenance extends the life of the deck, improves traction, and makes it much more attractive!

 

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Phil can help you fix your own property’s mold problems at low-cost, more safely, and better-in- results than what is done by many mold inspectors and mold contractors.  How can Phil help you?

     1. Read Phil’s five plain-English,
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     3. Get FREE mold advice, mold help, and/or answers to your mold questions, by emailing mold expert Phillip Fry at
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Do-It-Best-Yourself Mold Solutions

Phil can help you fix your own property’s mold problems at low-cost, more safely, and better-in- results than what is done by many mold inspectors and mold contractors.  How can Phil help you?

     1. Read Phil’s five plain-English,
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     2. Buy do-it-yourself, affordable mold test kits, mold lab analysis, video inspection scope, mold cleaner, mold killer,
and a mold-killing high ozone generator for the  successful toxic and household mold inspection, mold testing, mold species identification and quantification, mold cleaning, mold removal, and mold remediation to find mold, kill mold, clean mold, and remove mold from your residence or commercial building.

     3. Get FREE mold advice, mold help, and/or answers to your mold questions, by emailing mold expert Phillip Fry at
phil@moldinspector.com . You can also email pictures of your mold problems in jpeg file format as email attachments.

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