Updated: May 20, 2022
Now that sunshine and warm weather are upon us, it is time to start preparing your home for gatherings with family and friends. Whether you will be hosting guests or enjoying peace and quiet at home, one thing is for sure: you need to get your deck ready for summer.
Here are some tips on how you can prepare your deck for summer:
Clean Deck Furniture
Get started by cleaning deck furniture. Usually, outdoor furniture is designed to be durable, so cleaning with a hose should get the job done. For stingier stains or marks, try scrubbing the furniture with something safe for the surface. Clean deck furniture will make you and your guests more comfortable when using it.
Bring out the Grill
The next step to get your deck ready for summer is to prepare the grill. If you have not brought the grill out yet, it is time to get it cleaned up. If you do not clean your grill after each use, buildup from the foods you cook can gather and nurture bacteria. First, start the grill and let it heat for about 30 minutes to shake off any buildup on the grates. Turn the grill off. Then, use a wired grill brush to scrape off the debris. The best products to use for scrubbing the grates are a store-bought grill cleaner or water mixed with Dawn dish soap since it cuts through grease by design. After it dries out, vacuum the inside for debris and scrub the grates again. This should ensure your grill is ready for barbecue season.
Sweep Your Deck
Now that the debris has been loosened from your furniture and grill, it is time to sweep your deck. The most efficient tool for accomplishing this is a simple push broom. You can easily sweep all the sticks and debris off the edge of the deck into the shrubbery. Or, if you are more particular, just use a dustpan and properly dispose of everything you swept up.
Power Wash Deck Surfaces
Now that your deck is rid of debris and your furniture and grill are good to go, it is time for the most crucial step: hire a professional to power wash deck surfaces and railings. While you can rent a power washer and attempt to do it yourself, it is best to hire professionals. Professional deck wash services from local power washing companies are a quick and easy way to refresh your deck without replacing it. Professional power washing technicians can safely remove mold and mildew from the surface of your deck. A professional deck cleaning will help protect it from permanent staining and unsightly growths.
Painting or staining after power washing is another way to improve the look of your deck. Clean Sweep is glad to advise you on preparation for staining or painting.
Professional Deck Wash Services
Now that you’re equipped to get your deck ready for summer, it’s time to schedule your deck cleaning. Clean Sweep offers the safest and most effective method of removing mold and algae from your deck using safe pressure and biodegradable cleansers. For 20+ years, our professionals have helped homeowners love their deck and entire home again with a proven customer-first process. For more information on our deck washing services, click here or call 901.647.3011 to have your questions answered or schedule your Clean Sweep with one of our experts today.