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Clear the Deck – How to Clean It

All decks even low maintenance decks require regular cleaning. Over time, leaves, dirt, mold, and mildew can create a buildup that can be slippery – and doesn’t look very good either. Visit your favourite hardware store or garden centre and speak to someone about which product to use – and then use this step-by-step guide.

1) Remove all furniture, grills, and objects from the deck.

2) Sweep the deck removing all loose dirt and leaves.

3) Use a slender tool to remove any leaves and other debris that is trapped between the boards.

4) Rinse the deck off using a garden hose or pressure washer. When using a pressure washer be sure to raise the nozzle a few feet off the deck to prevent damaging the wood.

5) Follow any mixing directions for the cleaner. Then, apply it by working it into the deck with a stiff bristle brush or push broom. Allow the foam to sit on the deck for about 15 minutes.

6) Rinse the foam off the deck with a garden hose or pressure washer.

7) If a stain persists, repeat the process as necessary.

 

We can continue to clean your home

Latest Government guidelines confirm that COVID secure companies like Molly Maid can continue to work inside people’s homes. We thank you for the trust you place in us to safely clean your home.