Deck Pressure Washing
We specialize in cleaning and bringing back the luster of decks. No deck is too small, no deck project too big.
We use plant-safe cleansers for your peace of mind. We have significant experience in the deck pressure washing, and it shows! We show up when we say we will, we do what we say we’re going to do, and we don’t skip steps!
Expert Deck Cleaning
Deck pressure washing is a skill many have not mastered. Many handymen, painters (with all good intentions) believe using high pressure is necessary to clean and restore a deck.
Please remember when dealing with decks that the less pressure the better. We never use more pressure than is necessary for your wood deck species. The easiest way to wreak havoc on a deck is by using too much pressure.
The biggest damage an unskilled painter or inexperienced handyman can do is use bleach on a deck to clean it. Painters are notorious for using bleach & TSP to clean decks. TSP is very harmful to streams and lakes (fish) and bleach is the worst product to use on wood as it destroys lignin (the glue that holds wood together) . Many times painters will use bleach to mask remaining dirt, and mildew after a quick pressure wash, and not clean the deck thoroughly.
Deck Cleaning Cautions
Bleach does not equal brightener. They’re two different things completely. Chlorine bleach destroys lignin, a component of wood that hardens and strengthens the cell walls. Once the surface cellular structure loses its integrity then wood has lost its ability to retain stain, its ability for proper adhesion or penetration of coatings and thereby having coating failure in short order….. Using a brightener balances wood’s PH, brings back the wood grain structure evens out the wood tone, and causes zero damage. Brighteners open up the pores of the wood to allow better stain penetration as well as better coating adhesion. Please be aware of the difference between using a proper biodegradable cleaner along with a wood brightener versus applying bleach to a deck . Bleach in the wrong hands can cause irreparable damage to your deck, and will severely shorten the life of the stain and sealer applied after it.
To be clear these aren’t scare tactics. Over the years we’ve come across and increasing number of instances of sub-par preparation and significant deck damage. Call us for a no-obligation evaluation of your deck and a free estimate to restore your decks’ like new appearance.
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