With spring time here we often spend more time outside enjoying the nice weather. The longer we stay outside, the more chores seem to pop up. You may begin to wonder how you can clean up your decks and other wooden features such as gazebos and pergolas. One of the most effective methods for exterior cleaning is with pressure washing. Pressure washing can benefit decks and other wooden surfaces as well as clean them up fast. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning will share how pressure cleaning can benefit your deck.
Often when you pressure clean your deck, pergolas, and gazebos you will notice a dramatic difference in the wood’s appearance. Wood can hold in oils and moisture. Then, combined with dirt it can make the wood appear worn and dirty. When pressure cleaning the wood, the force of the water can help penetrate deep into the grain, thus removing all of the dirt and other contaminates that is producing the wood’s nasty appearance. In simply having the deck pressure cleaned, you will notice a much cleaner and more aesthetically pleasing deck.
Restore a Weathered Deck
Pressure cleaning a deck helps preserve the deck by removing the contaminates that can cause the wood to dry out or decay. Mold, mildew and other fungi thrive on the surface of wood and can cause the wood to weaken and become dry and brittle. Wood can also lock in moisture which can lead to wood rot. Not only does foreign substances weaken and destroy the wood, it also can lead to costly replacements. In addition, it can become hazardous. Walking or depending on handrails that have begun to decay can be dangerous, leading to injuries. To help prevent premature decay or rot it helps to keep the deck clean and free of contaminates.
Deck Cleaning Helps Get Rid of Pests
There are many pests that feed or nest in wood such as termites, carpenter ants, and carpenter bees. They can cause major damages if left unchecked. Often during pressure washing the entire deck is cleaned and during the process, it can often flush out these wood damaging pests. Any needed repair can be made and future preservation is assured. Other pests are drawn to decks such as cockroaches and spiders. When pressure cleaning the deck it helps remove hidden pests. Later pesticides can be sprayed to prevent future invasions.
Deck Painting Preparation
When an exterior wood feature needs to be refinished such as decks, gazebos, pergolas, and even fences, the wood surface must be thoroughly cleaned before it can be repainted to ensure the paint or stain properly adheres to the surface. This is true for any exterior surface. The dirt can prevent the paint from sticking correctly or even cause the paint to bubble. When you need to have a deck refinished before the summer arrives, having it pressure cleaned can help remove dirt and even old paint, making the next step even easier.
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Pressure cleaning doesn’t just benefit decks but any exterior surface. Pressure cleaning is used for residential as well as commercial sites. Pressure washing is fast and effective. If you need professional pressure washing services, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning today.