How to Maintain a Wood Deck

How to Maintain a Wood Deck

If your wooden deck is constantly covered in mildew and debris, or sagging due to rotting wood, you likely need to invest more time into maintaining it. By following best practices, you can keep your deck looking like new for years to come. Follow these tips to clean and maintain your deck and avoid further damage.

1. Stick To A Cleaning Schedule

Most experts recommend having your deck pressure washed at least every two to three years. This removes all debris, scrubbing the surface, and ensuring that all crevices are free of dirt.

2. Keep It Sealed

Properly sealing your deck after a deck cleaning keeps moisture out and prevents rot, mold, and mildew. It also keeps the wood from swelling, maintaining its structural integrity. Kings of Clean can seal your deck as part of our pressure washing services.

3. Inspect For Rot And Termites 

As your deck ages, moisture may cause the wood to rot away, sag, or collapse. Termites have a similar effect, as they gnaw their way through the wood. To inspect for these problems, tap the surface of your deck with the end of a broom or other blunt tool. If you here hollow or soft places, call pest control to confirm and address the damage.

Just as you would invest in having your gutters cleaned, which should be done twice per year, it is important to invest in your deck's longevity.  Contact Kings of Clean to develop a plan to maintain your outdoor living spaces.