How to Care for Your Decking
Decking has the ability to transform the look of any outdoor area. It will allow you to create a beautiful space where you can enjoy the views from your property and spend time with family and friends. Decking will be able to last for a long time providing that it is properly maintained. This article explains how you can care for your decking in order to keep it looking as good as new for years to come.
You should regularly sweep your decking to remove leaves, dust and dirt from the surface. If they are left on the decking they cause damage. Sweep your deck with a soft brush, or if it is covered in leaves then you can use a leaf blower to remove them from the decking area.
You should do a full clean of your deck on a yearly basis. It is possible for mould and algae to build up on the surface of the decking, which can get slippery when wet and pose a safety risk. The quickest way to clean the decking is to use a hose or a high powered jet of water to blast away the dirt and grime. When it comes to cleaning materials you should never use standard household cleaning products on the flooring, as they often contain harsh chemicals that can cause damage it. Instead you should only use products which have been designed specifically for use on the decking. Make sure that all of the cleaning product has been thoroughly washed off after you have cleaned the decking area.
Staining and Sealing
You may need to restain or reseal your decking area. This process will help to improve the appearance of the decking and keep it protected from the elements. If you are unsure as to how to correctly stain or seal your decking then you can always hire a decking specialist to come and complete the process for you.
Damaged decking can pose a safety risk for you and your family, therefore you will need to have it fixed as soon as possible. A decking technician will be able to come and take a look at your decking in order to identify the problem and provide a solution. They will have the tools and knowledge to be able to quickly and efficiently repair the decking for you.
Follow the above steps and you will be well on your way to having beautiful decking which is sure to last for many years to come.
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