Most homeowners install their deck and think that’s the end. They never do anything else to it or maintain it because they forget about it until something bad happens, like you get mould. Sometimes, people notice that it looks grey and dingy, but aren’t sure what to do or how to clean it. Deck cleaning should always be done by a professional, such as Deck Seal Revival. Once you decide to clean it and restore it to new, it’s time to start searching for help.
The first step is to ensure that no repairs are necessary. Did a railing fall away or do you notice a little dry rot at the base? Most professionals will be able to make small repairs before they turn into a large problem. Likewise, it’s important to ensure that you do not have termites, both on the surface and underneath.
If you do need to replace any of the boards or railings, make sure you use the same material, which includes the same type of wood. You’ll have a better chance at making everything look similar once the restoration is complete if you take the time to choose the same wood.
The next step is to clean the deck thoroughly. It is best to hire a professional to do this job for you. Otherwise, you may use the wrong cleaning solution and may damage the decking even more. Professionals will use biodegradable cleaners when possible and will take necessary precautions to keep pets, plants, and landscaping safe.
Pressure washing is a possibility, but make sure the professional you choose knows what to do. Incorrect usage of a pressure washer can lead to damage to the inner wood fibres.
The last step is to seal or oil it, so that it is long-lasting and durable, adding a touch of shine and beauty once more.