Caring for Wood Decks
Decks and patios are a useful and attractive addition to any home. A well-built wood deck can instantly raise a home’s property value as well as provide a perfect location for parties and other social events. However, in order to keep your wood deck looking its best, it is important to engage in occasional appropriate cleaning and maintenance.
If you or someone you know has a wood deck and needs assistance keeping it in top condition, you should consider the benefits of a professional cleaning service. Contact the Austin home cleaning professionals of WOW Total Cleaning today at 512-291-0048 to discuss your maintenance needs with a trained member of our staff.
Deck Cleaning Tips
Taking care of a wood deck doesn’t have to be complicated. If you apply a sealer or stain, most of the problems associated with wood maintenance can be eliminated. However, you should consider the following maintenance tips:
- Don’t use chlorine bleach alone to clean wood
- Remove water puddles that have been sitting for more than a few days
- On stained or sealed decks, only use sodium chloride salts
These and other maintenance considerations should be kept in mind in order to keep your deck looking its best.
For wood decks with set stains, power washing may be the most effective method for restoring the wood’s natural appearance. However, it is important that wood deck pressure washing be performed by a professional to avoid potential problems. Contact the Austin power washing specialists of WOW Total Cleaning today at 512-291-0048 to learn more about how our services can help you.