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This blog is for those who love their deck or WANTS to love their deck. Whether your deck is big or small, we have some golden nuggets of info for you. Come visit our blog for any questions you have regarding deck maintenance. Need tips on how to remove that ever-growing mold on your deck? Want to know what cleaners make your deck shine or dull? Want to find out about different deck sanding techniques? Need tips on saving money by doing annual maintenance on your deck? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. If you have a questions, we haven’t answered yet, send me an email Steve@washmydeck.com and I will answer your question.

Decking Maintenance – How to Winterize a Deck

Preparing A Deck for the Winter As the leaves turn then fall, rot and decay. As we watch this short process every autumn its easy to realize what your deck is designed to do naturally if left unprotected. Here are some tips for best way to keep your deck healthy...

Has Your Deck Been Maintained?

After the brutal freezing winter and the blistering summer heat your deck has endured a lot! You may be completely satisfied with the look of the stain we applied for you and not need a maintenance stain coat right now. But so you know, with your warranty, for any...

What is the best time for deck maintenance?

This time of year I get this question a lot. A previous customer Kathy James inspired this post with such a query. NO WOOD TYPE OR SPECIES is immune to the damaging effects of water absorption and sun exposure. Deck Maintenance is always needed as your deck health is...

Consumer Reports Recommends Decks Be Sanded

Good morning beloved customers and patriots!    Today you can change the course of your decks future; you can decide you’re fed up with your deck looking old, dry, splintered and weathered. You can decide old solutions of pressure washing alone don't produce the...

Unprotected Decks Got You Down?

The devastating affects winter weather will do to your unprotected decks Check your deck now, if it deck does not bead or pool water, the water will penetrate the wood on your deck. As the weather freezes, the rain or dew or snow will expand causing small cracks to...

Why deck sand, when no one else does?

A couple of weeks ago, I wrote about Consumer Reports recommendations for deck sanding as an essential maintenance component prior to applying a deck stain. Below I copied what Consumer Reports wrote following with information about our sanding system: “Prep decks...

Is Behr really a bear?

Years ago I wondered why Consumer Reports rates Behr semi transparent stains so favorably, yet as a professional, I’ve experienced how terribly difficult to apply, evenly. It's even more awful to remove once the silicon in the stain fails and peels. I was talking with...

The Sun’s harmful affects on your deck

The day you finish installing a deck or other wooden structure is the day that trouble can start! Most of our customers think of trouble in the form of damage caused by water or cold, water will penetrate the wood, then as freezing occurs the water will expand leading...

Analyzing Ourselves? 3rd party secret shoppers.

Last October during the government shut down, I hired a firm to secretly shop my company Washmydeck.com as well as our chief competitors: Bryant’s Pressure Washing, B and A Pressure Washing, Power Wash Plus. We chose those companies over others because of the...