It is important to regularly maintain the appearance of wooden decks by cleaning off any dirt, moisture, grime, mold, mildew, and grease. Failing to regularly clean your deck may result in damage to the wood, especially when dealing with issues like mold, which can grow and quickly result in significant money loss in damage repairs or replacements. Read on to learn more about the benefits of power washing your deck.
Are Decks Hard to Clean?
Because wooden decks generally have larger surface areas, they can be difficult and time-consuming to clean. Power washing is an effective solution, as it simply requires a pressure washer, which utilizes a highly pressurized water stream to quickly and effectively clean off contaminants.
Combining power washing with an effective cleaning solution or surfactant will maximize the effectiveness of the cleaning process. Instead of simply relying on water pressure to wash off unwanted substances, a cleaning solution can make it much quicker and easier because they will lift contaminants and stubborn oils from the surface, creating an easily washable layer. This leaves a clean surface underneath, which will have to be dried to prevent moisture buildup after being pressure washed.
Benefits of Power Washing Your Deck
- Quick and efficient cleaning
- Loosens and removes difficult soils
- Prevents future issues that can end up costing you time and money
- Eliminates organisms like fungus, mold, and mildew before they can grow and cause serious wood damage
- Adequately prepares the deck for stain or paint application, making the surface easier for the chemicals to penetrate and stick.
- Extends the lifespan of the wood
- Increases the value of your home by maintaining its structure and appearance
Interested in Effective Power Washing Cleaning Solutions?
Tidal Washers provides a selection of industrial-strength cleaning solutions for a variety of applications. We provide chemicals that can clean almost any surface, from your roof shingles to your driveway. Reach out to our specialized staff for any special requests or assistance in finding the best product for your needs!