Spring is here! So get ready to “deck out” your outdoor patio and deck space. But before you do, watch your step for slippery surface buildup that accumulated over the winter.
Slip and fall accidents account for one-eighth of the nearly eight million injuries that occur annually in the United States. While spills, ice, snow, and rain are still the leading cause of slip and fall injuries, we’d like to add another culprit to the list—unkempt, residue-caked decks and patios.
Why Should You Pressure Wash Decks and Patios
Spring is just around the corner, and if you live in a cold-climate region like many of our clients, you’re probably counting the days until you can set up your patio furniture and once again move life outdoors. But before you do that, ensure that your patio and deck are clean and safe.
Throughout the season, dirt, dust, grime, algae, and mold accumulate on deck and patio surfaces. And when these surfaces are hit with moisture, they become slick. Pressure washing is one way to prevent needless slip-and-fall accidents.
Hire Pressure Washing Pros: It’s Faster, Safer & More Effective
When it comes to cleaning your deck or patio, it’s important to do it the right way—which means using the safe amount of water pressure. Many people assume that more pressure means cleaner surfaces. Unfortunately, that’s not true. In fact, if you use too much pressure, you could actually damage the surface of your deck or patio.
That's why it's important to consider the materials used to build your deck or patio. Different construction materials require different cleaning methods. With over 20 years of experience, we've worked with every building material available on the market. So we know when to turn the pressure up or down and which products to use.
It’s Not Just Decks and Patios Either
What do guests or prospective homebuyers see when they pull up to your home? Stained walkways and driveways or a sparkling fresh pathway that leads straight to your front door?
We’ve said it more than once—curb appeal matters. In fact, homes with curb appeal tend to sell for 14 percent more than homes with lackluster outdoor spaces. Whether you’re selling your home or simply wish to increase the value of your investment, you can start by pressure washing your driveway, walkways, and patio.
Prolong the Life of Your Deck and Patio Spaces
Both concrete and wood are porous surfaces, and when left unsealed, they can be penetrated by dirt, moisture, bacteria, fungi, mold, and other unwanted biomaterials. Hand scrubbing and spraying down porous surfaces with a hose will eliminate some of this buildup, but only on the top layer of wood and concrete.
To completely remove this unwanted debris, you need a pressure washer and products that are environmentally safe and appropriate for the deck and patio materials. Pressure washing is a critical step in deck and patio maintenance and will prolong the life of your investment.
We know exterior home cleaning better than we know ourselves. Trust us. We'll leave you with a sparkling fresh home exterior in half the time. Contact us today, and we will provide you with a free estimate.