There are several acceptable methods to clean your deck. Each has its advantages and disadvantages. In order to determine the method that works for you, it is best to do some research.
This article outlines everything you need to know when it comes to deck cleaning.
One of the most popular tools for cleaning decks is the power washer. These tools come in many different shapes and sizes and can be customized to fit your needs. The power washers shoot a concentrated beam of water that mechanically agitates the surface of whatever it strikes.
Advantage: Power washers can be used to clean decks much faster than humanly possible when scrubbing. It saves time.
Disadvantage: The beam of water may be so powerful that it damages the wood itself.
One of the less popular, but still very effective forms of deck cleaning is the use of Oxygen Bleach. When you mix this with water, you make a deck-cleaning solution. This non-toxic cleaner soaks into the dry wood and the oxygen ions deep clean the wood by breaking apart dirt, algae and mildew molecules.
Advantage: Oxygen Bleach is safe for the environment. It will not harm any of the surrounding plants or animals.
Disadvantage: Elbow grease. You will exert a lot of energy when using this cleaner, which requires you to constantly be on your hands and knees scrubbing your deck to perfection.
Both are acceptable methods for cleaning your deck, but if you would rather leave this daunting task to the professionals, call TW Ellis by calling 800-852-8335 or click here today!