Autumn Deck Cleaning

Posted by Wood Care Systems on 10/5/2014

During those three months of summer, you probably entertained on your backyard deck many times.  There are few things in life that are more rewarding than spending quality time with family and friends.  Having the perfect place to entertain them is a bonus.  Now that your summer entertaining days are behind you, you can take a good hard look at that deck and decide if it is time to give it a little TLC. 

Wouldn’t it be nice to have your autumn evenings spent on a deck that has a new and fresh look?  While that may seem out of your reach, fortunately you don’t have to tear down and rebuild.  You can revitalize in a less drastic way.

The first step is simply to clean the deck.  Just like when you vacuum your carpet or mop your kitchen floor or wash a dirty wall, a little soap and water and elbow grease can go a long way to a fresh look and feel.  After doing your spring cleaning, don’t you step back and admire your hard work and tell yourself you’ll do it again in a few weeks, even though you know that you won’t?  All things clean and shiny make you want to smile, and that should include your deck.

Once your deck is clean, you’ll want to check for any cracks and tighten the fasteners that attach the deck to the house, look for any missing, bent or rusted flashing and carefully inspect inside and out for any telltale black stains that suggest moisture is working its way into your home.

The good news is that as long as your deck is well maintained, an annual cleaning will give your deck the new lease on life that you are looking for.  Contact the experts at Wood Care Systems for the products and advice you need for a clean and revitalized look.