Decks can deteriorate with time, mostly due to weather. To maintain your deck, you must keep in mind that they need cleaning, painting, and staining. If decks are not maintained, they can start growing mold and have water damage.

To determine whether your deck requires maintenance, you must consider how old it is, what material it’s made from, and the condition in which it stands. Contractors can asses you on deciding what job needs to done depending on the material of your deck.

Cleaning your deck could take hours if done by hand. If you want to remove the dirt from your deck, pressure washing is your best option. If you want to paint your deck after pressure washing it, make sure that it is completely dry before painting it.

Pressure washing equipment can be rented if that is the method you want to use to clean up your deck. Although, you might want to consider hiring a professional, because using washing equipment is harder than one might think. If not used properly, a pressure washer can damage the wood permanently. Besides the actual pressure washer, you will want to be informed in what chemicals, if any, you must use to clean your deck. Using a wrong chemical can cause more harm than good. If you are unsure about using the pressure washer, it is best if you contact a local pressure washing service to do the job for you to prevent any damage.

Gravel, Ellysha. “Solutions for Your Deck Maintenance Problems.” Better Homes and Gardens, 28 July 2017,

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