Spring Cleaning Deck Care Tips

Mar 30, 2016 | Decks

Spring has officially sprung, which means many homeowners have maintenance on their minds. Spring is the perfect time to give you home a deep cleaning, but there’s no reason why you need to stop with the interior of your house! When was the last time you gave you deck a good deep cleaning? Cleaning your deck is a simple process, it just takes a little time and know-how. Learn how to make your deck sparkle and shine in today’s blog, below.

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Follow these deck care tips to ensure you’re ready for summer!

Wood deck cleaning

Start by sweeping your deck so that it is completely free of debris. Then use a large hard-bristled brush and soapy water (a little bit of dish detergent works perfectly) to give your deck a good scrubbing. You may need to get down on your hands and knees if your deck has any stubborn stains. Then use your garden hose to rinse away any soap residue. You could also use a pressure washer, if you prefer.

Composite deck cleaning

Composite decking material is incredibly popular because it’s so easy to maintain. It’s resistant to staining, which means it tends to be quicker to clean than a wood deck. All you need to do is sweep it off, give it a quick scrub with soapy water, and then rinse it well with your garden hose.

While you’re cleaning your deck, don’t forget to show your patio furniture some love too. Your outdoor umbrella and chaise lounges have probably gotten a little grimy over the winter, so giving them a good rinse will go a long way in making your outdoor space look fresh and new.

Pressure washers can be used on any type of decking material, so you could also choose to use one instead of scrubbing manually. They also have the added benefit of not requiring detergent, so if you have sensitive plants near your deck then a pressure washer may be your best bet.

Get In Touch With Excel Fencing And Decking Today

Excel Fencing and Decking has been proud to service Harford County since 1998, giving you the very best in custom built decks, fences, and home remodeling. If you’re interested in having a top-quality deck installed then give us a call. Our dedicated teams of deck professionals have the know-how and expertise to repair or install any kind of decking. Call us at 410-803-9499 or fill out a contact form and one of Excel’s representatives will contact you promptly.