As soon as the warm sunny days of spring kick in, you must take time to inspect your home for damage. This includes your decking system.
Aside from washing the dust and debris off its surfaces, there are other ways to ensure your deck will last your family for years to come.
The Right Way to Clean
The best choice for keeping your deck in good shape is to hire a reliable deck contractor to handle its maintenance. But this is not to say you can’t take on some DIY care on your own. It’s perfectly safe for you to clean the deck and wash away the dirt and mess winter left behind. If you have plants and shrubs surrounding your deck, keep them protected by covering them with a tarp before you start your cleanup.
Choose the Right Time
Deck cleaning is best done on a cloudy day with no direct sunlight. Too much sun can evaporate most cleaning solutions faster than their cleaning effects take hold. However, you still need daylight to dry it off at a more reasonable rate. Avoid days with forecasts of rain to really ensure proper cleaning.
Give your deck an occasional visual inspection, and keep an eye out for early signs of rotting and damage. If you see any problems with the main structure itself, contact a deck construction company immediately. Delaying pertinent repairs can lead to worse problems in the future.
Keep your deck looking its best with help from our professionals at Tony’s Roofcare Inc., your trusted deck maintenance and general contracting company. Give us a call at (253) 841-7779, or fill out our contact form to schedule a service visit and get a free quote today.