Deck & Fence Cleaning

Why Deck and Fence Cleaning is Needed

Before and after deck cleaning, sanding and sealing

Long stretches of frequent rain followed by long stretches of intense UV exposure put both wood and fencing to the test. If not maintained, the deck and fencing material will slowly start to deteriorate and take years off its potential life. A deck and fence can require complete replacement in as few as 15 years if it is completely neglected and the damaging effects of the elements are allowed to take over. Additionally, our experience is that homeowners don’t use their decks as often if they are in poor condition. The aesthetic beauty of a well maintained deck is hard to beat and beckons you to come outside and enjoy yourself. Barbecuing, entertaining, reading, sunbathing and dining are just a few of the great activities to enjoy on your deck.

Fence cleaning will transform the appearance of curb appeal and a back yard

Restoring a weathered deck to its original beauty takes the experienced hands of a experienced washing technicians. We begin our refinishing process by cleaning the wood to remove surface contaminants such as dirt, mold, algae, and previous coatings of stain or seal. Old coatings can be tough to remove and may need additional cleaning techniques to help break them down. The wood will need to go through a drying period before it is ready for the next step, sanding. Wood type and climate will determine how fast the wood will dry.


“Pressure washing is fastest and cheapest way to make the old look new”

Ginger from TLC show

The Real Estate Pros

What April Showers Mean for YOUR Deck

Like Pavlov’s dog we’ve been conditioned to believe that if your deck beads when its wet then it's protected. Heck, I said this for years. Beading occurs because manufacturers put paraffin wax in a seal or stain to make it bead. As you know, beading lasts for only a...
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Should You Just Rent a Pressure Cleaner and Do the Work Yourself?

Here are the advantages of paying a professional: You don’t have to do ANY work You get a professional quality pressure washing What happens if you damage your house siding? Pros have insurance and know how to do the work safely You don’t have to go to Home Depot and...
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In What Season Do Most People Search For Pressure Washing Services?

There are two ways to look at it, Google "data" and our local experience. When you think about it, most people get pressure washing services done in the summer. It is when you spend time outside and want a clean deck, patio or roof. However, as the spring home selling...
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How to Care for Your Deck After A Snow

As the Deck Guru, After a snow storm, I get two questions: How does snow affect your deck? Snow is the worst short term weather event to your deck (except meteors.) Melting little by little in the day, then freezing at night, over and over. It affects your deck...
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What is Power Washing?

Typical cleaning supplies such as mops and brushes are useful for many different types of cleaning, but they simply cannot do the job for all surfaces. If you are trying to clean a driveway, deck, road, building exterior, or vehicle, you may need to use a power...
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How falling leaves can spell disaster for your deck and cement

Every Spring we answer phone calls as folks cleaning up from the previous Autumn leaf fall. After the sweeping has concluded, they see tannic acid stains on their cement and deck. Tannic who, wasn’t that the ship that Leonardo DeCaprio  was on and sunk? Tannic acid...
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6 Steps To Protect Your Deck

It seems like last week, both you and your deck were being oppressed by the sweltering summer heat. Summer has come and gone, can you believe it? As Autumn quickly sets in, I’m hearing in my head a Rolling Stones song "Time is on your side"(released September 13,...
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Have you thought about how the winter affects your deck?

It's that time of year again where homeowners are preparing their house for winter: they’re covering their pool, turning off outside water faucets, furnaces checked and their deck winterized. Have you thought about how the winter affects your favorite outdoor living...
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October is the new April For Your Deck Maintenance

While those warm summer days are fading into distant memory and beach pictures are making their way into scrapbooks. Now its colder, wetter and the leaves are changing. My office deck gurus and I get the question at least 10 times per day. Is it too late in the...
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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...
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