Decks extend the living space of your home and open the door to outdoor fun. You might grill, hang out with your family, or just enjoy the weather on your deck. If you spend a lot of time on your deck, you probably want to keep it clean, and professional deck washing helps to ensure you can make the most of this space. Here’s a look at the key benefits.
1. Removes Built-Up Residue
Decks are constantly exposed to the elements. Over time, salty residue from the sea, grime from passing traffic, dirt from shoes, and other unsavory elements build up on your deck. Deck washing helps to remove debris and built-up films, and that protects your deck from long-term degradation while also reviving its beautiful look.
2. Improves Safety
When rainwater penetrates the surface of your deck, algae, mold, and mildew start to build up. If ignored, these elements can create a slippery slimy layer on your deck. Professional deck washing removes mold and mildew. That beautifies your deck by eliminating the grey-green tinge created by algae and mildew, but at the same time, it also makes the surface of your deck safer and not as slippery. As an added bonus, removing these elements makes your deck healthier.
3. Extends the Lifespan of Your Deck
When things like salt and mildew build up on your deck, they degrade the wood, causing your deck to rot or fall apart prematurely. By cleaning your deck, you help to protect it for the long run. Your deck cleaning crew can also let you know if you should re-stain, refinish, or repaint your deck as well. When you take a preemptive approach to cleaning and repairs, you sidestep damage and help your home to last longer.
4. Safeguards Value
Your deck adds to the value of your home, and if it’s allowed to get old and worn out, it may start to detract from your home’s value and its look. By scheduling regular cleaning, you help to keep your home’s value intact. If you’re in the process of selling your home, cleaning your deck can also help to boost the visual appeal of your home, and if the deck is the front yard, a cleaning is essential for curb appeal.
5. Prevents Damage
In light of all the above advantages, you may be tempted to clean your own deck. To be on the safe side, you should leave this job to the pros. When wielded by inexperienced users, pressure washers can lead to damage. They can create dents in the wood, rip siding, get water into unwanted areas, or cause other types of damage. Professionals know how to use this equipment carefully without posing any danger to your deck or your home. They also come armed with insurance so you don’t have to worry about the financial repercussions of mistakes.
6. Produces Quality Results
Professionals have the tools and experience to do the job right. Generally, when you rent a power washer, the quality is subpar compared to the cleaning supplies used by the pros. Additionally, experienced professionals know which cleaners and chemicals work best for your situation.
7. Less Work for You
Finally, hiring professionals to wash your deck saves you time. You probably handle all kinds of home maintenance from repairs to cleaning to lawn maintenance, and you deserve a break.
If you’re ready to reap the benefits of a professional deck wash, contact us today. At Cape Cod Painting, we have been providing professional power washing, carpentry, and painting services for over 30 years. We’d love to give you a free estimate for your project today.