3 Ways to Keep Your Fencing and Deck Clean This Summer

Spring, Summer, and Fall are the seasons you spend the most time on your patio, fence, and deck. The last thing you want is to sit down and unwind on a beautiful sunny Saturday with the family to see mildew, dirt, and grime all over your deck and fence. It looks bad to the eye and can be a hazard to your health. We’ve gathered a list of 3 ways to keep your fencing and decks clean this summer and year round.

Sweep Away Leaves and Debris.

If you want to keep your home looking clean and tidy, then you should take care of your outdoor space too. You might think that sweeping leaves off your fence is enough, but there are other things that you can do to help keep your property looking fresh and new. For example, if you live in a suburb where there are lots of trees around, you could use a leaf blower to blow away debris from your deck, patio, and/or yard. Or, if you live in an area where there are plenty of bushes and shrubs, you could use a brush to sweep away dead leaves and twigs.

Mildew is common during the rainy months – here in Nashville that can be year round. Mildew can grow between wood planks of your deck when moisture collects from all the rain. To prevent mildew, clean the deck as often as you can. The more the merrier. 

We recommend doing a thorough sweeping of your decks and patios once a week.  

Apply an Outdoor Stain Remover.

Preventing stains to your deck, patios, and fences is the key. Using a stain remover on your fence or deck is very helpful.  This will help remove old stains and help mitigate new ones from appearing.  Applying an outdoor stain remover also helps make your fence, deck, and patio look clean all year long so you and your family can enjoy it. 

Use a Pressure Washer.

Using a pressure washer has many benefits and is the most effective way to clean your fence or deck without damaging the wood. 

You should also use a pressure washer before applying any sealant or paint to your deck or patio. This will help with the painting and/or sealing process.

Using it every few months to get rid of stubborn stains and grime is ideal. Not everyone has a pressure washer so if you don’t have one you can rent one from your local Home Depot or hardware store. 

Even when you pressure wash your fence and decks regularly it’s recommended to hire a professional power washing company at least once a year. Power washing companies have commercial grade machinery that is guaranteed to remove stains and mildew in places that a typical pressure washer can’t. Power washing companies will use and apply specific coating and cleaning products that will guarantee a job well done. If they can’t guarantee it, don’t hire them. 

Our Equinox Power Cleaning team has a 100% satisfaction guarantee on every job or we will come back out and make it right. 

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