The deck is a great investment for your home as it’s a space to enjoy the outdoors and relax with friends and family. But if you don’t maintain it regularly, cleaning off leaves, dirt, bugs, etc., the deck surface can become a safety hazard. Here are some steps to power wash your deck to make it beautiful again.
Choose a tip and set the pressure
Most manufacturers will give you a recommendation for the amount and pressure of water to use on the surface. The higher the pressure, the cleaner you can get your deck. But if you over-pressure the washer or get it too hot, the wood or finish can melt or warp and become damaged.
Power wash the deck
A power washer is one of the most effective solutions to clean a deck because it shoots a concentrated stream of water with high-pressure pollution that strips the chemicals and dirt off the surface quickly and easily. For best results, rinse with hot water until all the dirt and grunge are gone. Then, you’ll need to use a disinfectant such as chlorine bleach or ammonia, particularly if you have pets or small children. To make sure it’s safe for kids, apply a thick layer of these cleaners and let them dry before applying salt or other products.
Conditioning and sealing the deck
After your deck is cleaned and ready, you can apply a coat of sealant to protect the wood from the elements and everyday wear and tear. It will also help to protect it from harsh chemicals or other cleaners. You can also apply a coat of stain over the sealer to give it natural color and make it look more natural.
When the process is complete, your deck will look beautiful and new. You can hire BER Services to professionally power wash decks of all sizes and thicknesses. We also can power wash your house siding, concrete, and more! For more information, contact us.