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Deck Care and Cleaning: Mold, Algae, and Pollen are the Enemies

Summer is the season of outdoor entertainment. Before you go throwing a major party, however, it is essential that your prime entertainment stage is safe and easy on the eyes. A dirty, dingy deck can pose a threat to safety, and deter your guests from the celebration. If you allow long periods of time to pass between cleanings, even the strongest wooden decks can succumb to the elements.

Common Enemies

Natural occurrences like mold, mildew, algae, fungus, and pollen are your deck’s main enemies. Algae needs a continual source of water to grow, so an excessively rainy season can easily breed its development. Pollen is essentially unavoidable. And mold, mildew, and fungus require a food source to colonize, such as wood fibers, grass, and tree pollen. All are commonly found on exterior surfaces, especially decks. When these common enemies colonize on your deck, it may become unsightly, slippery, and unsafe. You don’t want to threaten your guests’ safety with a dingy and slippery deck.

Deck Care & Cleaning

An unwashed deck invites common enemies, which can lead to stains and rotting, among other things. Proper deck care and cleaning are the keys to ensuring that this does not happen. A thorough professional pressure washing job will keep your deck radiant and fresh, improve its lifespan, and keep your guests this summer focused on the fun. Pressure washing can damage the wood if done incorrectly, so hiring a professional, like KEVCO, to do the job is your best bet.

Keep your guests safe and sound as you all enjoy the celebration. Don’t miss out on all the fun by skipping the important maintenance tasks! Contact KEVCO today to get your summer stage ready for entertaining. Call us at 800.315.3444 or contact us here for a special residential pressure cleaning offer.

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