A deck is a great addition to any home. It provides a fantastic space for any get-together or dinner, especially during the warmer months. Whether you built it yourself or it came with the home, a deck also require some upkeep, especially if they are made of natural wood. Since they are outside during the rain, sleet, snow wind and sun, they can easily become dirty, stained or even damaged if you don’t take proper care of them.
The absolute way to keep your deck looking clean and free of debris is through pressure washing. If you have a pressure washer yourself, then you understand the benefits very well. If you’ve never seen your deck after being cleaned with a pressure washer, you’re missing out how fantastic it can look. Here are five of the most essential times to pressure wash the deck.
1. Before Applying Stains
This is one of the most common reasons for pressure washing. It is so important not to have any debris or dirt between the stain and the wood underneath. A good pressure washing will ensure all of that junk is removed without getting on your hands and knees to pry it out of small spots.
2. When You Haven’t Cleaned It At All In A While
While you might be great at keeping your house spotless, we find that often people neglect their decks when it comes to weekly cleanings. If you have let your deck become filthy, a pressure washer is going to be the most efficient method to get it clean again.
3. Before You Restore It
Just like any other part of the home, a deck needs proper, regular maintenance in order to stand the test of time. Your deck has to endure the elements year-round, and it might need a restoration after a while. Before you make additions or fixes, give it a good wash.
4. When You Need It Done Fast
There are other ways you can clean your deck, of course. However, nothing is going to be quicker than a pressure washer. Not only is it the most effective way to make sure it’s as clean as possible, but it works the quickest. If you have an event coming up and are just remembering that your deck needs to be cleaned, this is the way to go.
If you’ve never used a pressure washer before, or hired someone to pressure wash any part of your deck you might have questions. Reach out to your local painting company and get a quote, as well as have any other questions answered.