Deck and fence cleaning is one of the most important services you can budget for your property’s maintenance. And here’s why:
- Beauty restoration – New decks and fences tend to lose their sharp appearance over time. This is due to many things, such as sunlight exposure, wind erosion, water staining/splash back, and constant use. By cleaning your perimeters and decks regularly, it maintains the materials and adds to the value of your home or business premises.
- Health and safety – Water can wreak havoc on fencing and decking over time. Water causes mildew and moulds to take hold inside and on top of the materials. This can lead to the material becoming dangerously slippery or deteriorating and breaking when pressure or weight is applied. By power washing and cleaning your decks and fences, it keeps mould and mildew at bay, and eliminates the health issues they might cause.
- Peace of mind – With your own children or visitors’ little ones, it’s always nice to be able to sit back and relax, knowing they are playing and sitting on a clean surface. Algae, mould, and mildew can cause long and short term health problems, and sometimes the sealants used to counteract growths and infestations can smell bad and be toxic. If your little ones love to sit on the patio and play, regular deck and fence cleaning and power washing will set everyone’s minds at ease.
- Wood durability, longevity, and strength – The waterblasting process and power washing combined with a recommended treatment involving staining and sealing, when carried out by a reputable deck and fence cleaning specialist company, helps the wood structures around your home remain stain and splinter proof for much longer. This is because the material is resistant to breakdown or wear and tear. It can apply to sheds, children’s playhouses, picket fencing, slatted weave fencing, posts, decking, ornamental logs and letter boxes, and raised wooden garden pathways.
If you want to maintain the long life of the decking and fencing in your home or business premises, make sure to kill off all the bad bacteria on the outer surface of wood structures. Experts cleaners know the right pressure to set the power washing. The wood is meticulously and efficiently cleaned, but the integrity of the material remains undamaged.
A wood brightener can be applied for the improvement and restoration of wood colour and texture. If you like, as a homeowner or someone who cares about the outward appearance of their commercial properties, you can ask for a sealer or stain to be applied. This better protects the wood surface and just below the exterior from the elements (sun; wind; rain; hail) and extends the life of the product.
If you think about it, wooden fencing, decking, and patios are there for a reason: to make a home look beautiful, for practical reasons, and to add to the value of the property. If you think UV rays, weather, and dirt have detracted from the visual appeal of your deck and fence, it’s never too late to get the proper maintenance before the wood deteriorates further.