For many, a deck is a part of the exterior of the house that can be left alone and forgotten until you need it for backyard barbecues or sunbathing in the summer. Unfortunately, your deck requires just a bit more attention and maintenance than a simple sweep each time you want to use it. This means washing your deck regularly. Here are the benefits of regular deck washing.
- Prevent rotting wood: Unless you have a covered deck, it’s subject to the elements at any point, making it a great place for mold, mildew, dirt, and grime to collect. Such mold and mildew can lead to wood rot and insect infestations, if left unchecked. Scheduling a regular deck washing can help remove any mold, mildew, and grime before the wood starts to rot. If you suspect any mold, mildew, or rotting wood in your deck, be sure to call us right away at Affordable House Wash.
- Prolong the lifespan: Along with removing the mold and mildew to prevent the chances of rotting wood, deck washing can also prolong the lifespan of your deck. With regular cleaning and maintenance, you can check that the stain and/or sealant are doing a proper job at protecting your deck and that there’s nothing out of place.
- Improve the appearance: The most obvious benefit of all is that regular deck washing will improve the overall appearance of your deck. A proper washing will remove any stains, debris, and grime that might have built up over time. That way, you can proudly show off your deck once more with backyard barbecues or family gatherings without being embarrassed about its appearance or condition.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of deck washing, give us a call today.