Regular cleaning will save you money in the long run
Whether your decks and fences are stained, painted, or built of something other than wood, there are steps you can take to help them withstand the forces of nature for longer.
Sweep your deck regularly
If you live in an area with lots of trees, you’ll probably find that rotting leaves, strips of eucalyptus bark and other debris begins to build up over time. Rather than simply letting this happen, you should sweep your deck as often as possible – especially during the rainy months, when mildew growth and wood-rot are more common. Try using a putty knife to get between the cracks.
Ensure that the wood is fully sealed
Even if your wood is stained or painted, it’s often a good idea to apply sealant for extra protection. Using a high-quality sealant will protect the wood from the harshest elements and reduce mildew growth. Unless you’re confident doing this yourself, it’s generally best to get an expert to do it for you.
Enlist the help of a professional cleaner
The irreversible decay of your deck and fence can be nipped in the bud through regular professional cleaning. Trained specialists, equipped with the right tools and expertise, can dramatically improve the appearance of your outdoor area while avoiding the pitfalls that come with heavy-duty equipment.