How to Prevent Mold Growth on Your Deck

Power Washing the Deck

Decks are great, especially when the sun is shining and your family is over. A deck can be a great addition to your house and can provide a lot of enjoyment for many years, but that enjoyment comes with its fair share of work. Maintenance of a deck is a tough job from cleaning, re-painting to keeping animals from under your deck it is truly a year-round endeavor. One of the most difficult parts of deck maintenance can be keeping mold from growing on it, especially if your deck gets hit with a lot of rain and snow throughout the year. Here are some tips to prevent mold growth from becoming a problem on your deck.

Deck Hygiene is Important

Soap & Water

Getting down to the nitty-gritty is one of the best ways of keeping mold from growing on your deck. Spraying your deck down with a little water, grabbing a brush and using a little elbow grease is all you need sometimes.

Sweeping

Another simple but often overlooked part of mold prevention is the consistent sweeping of your deck. We recommend sweeping on a weekly or bi-weekly basis to clear off the harmful chemicals that over time can turn into a big problem. In addition to cleaning off the small particles off your deck, sweeping can remove large debris like leaves and grass which create moist shaded areas and are breeding grounds for mold.

I’ve Got the Power!! (Washer)

Remember that old 90’s song by SNAP!, “I’ve got the power” well you really do this time, especially with a power washer. Spraying your deck with a power washer with a strong sprayer can really clean off some of the nasty particles that have formed.

 

Call the Professionals

If you need some help cleaning your decks or maybe just need some tips for keeping your deck clean, call the professionals from Squeaky Clean at 330-323-6065 or contact us to schedule a cleaning.

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