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Cleaning Your Deck with a Water Pressure

Christine Lee
August 23, 2019

An important part of the upkeep of your deck is keeping it clean. This entails using a deck waterproof coating. This doesn’t just mean a simple sweeping or mopping, but a deeper clean from time to time. One of the best ways to ensure a deep clean of your deck is through the use of a pressure washer. Pressure washers are an effective and easy way to remove stains and get your deck looking like new!

One of the first things to keep in mind when thinking about using a pressure washer is safety. A pressure washer is a powerful item and can cause damage or injury if not used properly. You should be familiar with pressure washers in general and know how to use them before deciding to use one on your deck. If you don’t know how to use one, a pressure washer should be operated by an experienced professional and so you should consider hiring a professional who can safely and effectively use a pressure washer. This also ensures the best results. 

Next, you’ll want to prepare your deck. Make sure that everything is cleared from the deck such as all your furniture, potted plants, lights or anything else that is on your deck. Prepping for a pressure washer also means making sure the surrounding area is prepped. This includes closing nearby windows or anything near the deck is also properly covered or secured. After this, thoroughly sweep the surface of the deck to remove any initial dust or debris and then apply a wood cleaner. When all these things are completed, you’re finally ready to have your deck pressure washed! If you will be using a pressure washer, make sure you always follow the manufacturer’s instructions on how to properly and safely use the item. Bonus tip: you can also use a pressure washer on other items such as patio furniture including wood chairs, tables, picnic tables, and even outdoor cushions!