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The Importance of Regular Deck Cleaning

Nov 17, 2013   //   by Tiger Wash   //   Pressure Washing Blog  //  No Comments

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Wooden decks provide a beautiful addition to any home. But with that beauty comes responsibility. Maintaining a deck is very important to prevent wear and tear on the wood, and the easiest way to do this is by pressure washing.

Wooden decks are particularly susceptible to moisture, mildew, and grime, creating a need to consistently clean the deck areas around a home. Without a regular cleaning, decks can easily start to peel sealant, lose color, and eventually rot, causing all kinds of damage. Decks can be power washed, but this is a difficult process best reserved for professionals like Tiger Wash. When attempting to pressure wash a deck, any number of things can go wrong.

First, you must be careful not to use too much pressure, otherwise you will tear the deck’s wood up into pieces. We can prevent this problem with our soft pressure washing system. Second, you must now which chemicals, including detergents, brighteners, and sealant stripping chemicals, to use in order to successfully clean your deck. This job is best done in the hands of experienced professionals.

Another aspect in deck maintenance comes from restoration. Sometimes a deck is in a state of disrepair far beyond a simple cleaning. This is where deck restoration services come in. Restoration of a deck involves not only cleaning the deck, but stripping the sealant from the deck as well and completely re-painting the deck. Most pressure washing companies, including us here at Tiger Wash, offer this invaluable service to homeowners.

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