Deck Pressure Washing

Deck Pressure Washing

Why Pressure Wash Your Deck?

Pressure Wash DeckWith spring in full swing and summer only weeks away, Myrtle Beach homeowners are getting ready for warmer weather by preparing their outdoor spaces. You can’t wait to set up your deck for all the fun events. You should make sure that your deck is in tip-top shape before you get ahead of yourself.

Proper deck preparation and maintenance includes pressure washing. You don’t need a pressure washer, or the skills to use it. Professionals can be hired on an as needed basis. Let’s look at six reasons it is so important to pressure wash your deck once a year.

1. Efficient Cleaning

Although it may seem obvious, cleaning with a pressure washer or power washer is a lot faster and more efficient than manual cleaning. As long as the person operating the pressure washer stands at the right distance and is aiming at the correct angles, the pressure washer will work. You could spend hours on your knees cleaning your deck with warm water, detergent, and your results will be different.

2. Get rid of dirt, dust, and other debris

Any cleaning method should be able to remove any residue or particles that have accumulated on surfaces. Pressure washing removes dirt, dust and other debris with relative ease. These materials are removed by the friction and heat generated by the pressure water/detergent combination. Your deck will look as good as new and be free of any safety and health hazards.

3. Stop Mildew and Mold from Growing!

deck power washingCleaning your deck should not be limited to standard debris. Many wood types are attractive and can be susceptible to mold and mildew. This is particularly true if there is moisture (which is likely to be a lot). While manual cleaning may not always remove all traces, pressure washing can. You can protect your deck against serious problems like rot by fully cleaning out mold, mildew and other fungi.

4. Preparing your deck for paint or stain

For deck stain and paint applications, pressure washing is a prerequisite. Your sealing products won’t adhere to the wood if you don’t prepare them in advance. Clear surfaces are essential if your paint or stain is to last long and do their job correctly. This is possible with pressure washing.

5. Increase the life of your wood

Pressure washing is an essential part of maintaining a wood deck. Wood is strong but porous. It’s also susceptible to moisture, sun, pests and extreme temperatures. You must keep your deck safe from the elements, and identify potential problems as they arise. Poorly maintained decks can hide their problems and encourage more of them. Power washing your deck at least once per year will help increase its immunity and expose potential problems like mold, rot and fracturing. You can then make repairs or take preventive measures to extend the life of your deck.

6. Increase the value of your home

Your deck is an integral part of your home. Your home’s value will increase if you improve its appearance and structure. Although you might not plan to list your home anytime soon, it is still a good idea to maintain the value of your home. The better you take care of your deck, it will be easier to maintain its value. You can view hiring a  pressure washing service to clean your deck as an investment that will pay off in the future.

Make sure you clean your deck properly this season. Pressure washing decks is an easy way to clean away fall and winter debris or apply a new stain. K&M Pressure Washing offers exterior and interior cleaning services as well as deck and patio pressure washing.

K&M Pressure Washing LLC
Myrtle Beach, SC

Serving all of Horry County including: Myrtle Beach, Carolina Forest, Surfside Beach, Socastee, North Myrtle Beach, Little River, Loris and LongsConway and Aynor