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Power Washing Your Deck

Using a power washer on your deck will keep it looking new.

Your deck is a space that you can gather and enjoy the company of friends and family or some alone time. In the fall,  many people take advantage of the cooler temperatures and beautiful scenery by decorating their decks and using them for Thanksgiving gatherings. However, as your use for deck more and more, it may, unfortunately, get dirty. Power washing is a method people use to clean their decks when this happens. Many like using power washers because they are readily available and typically inexpensive to rent. This is an effective cleaning method but there are some things to keep in mind when using a power washer.


Don’t Underestimate The Force

These are called power washers for a reason! Make sure that you don’t get the nozzle of the power washer too close to your deck. It is a good idea to hold the nozzle of the washer a few feet away from your deck to prevent any issues from happening. Some of these problems could include the destruction of your the deck. Power washers are strong enough to break the wood in your deck, so make sure you use them with caution. Additionally, do not point the nozzle of a pressure washer at people or animals.

Test It

Before conducting your deck-cleaning project, make sure to test the power washer on a small area of your deck first. This will allow you to figure out what the appropriate pressure and distance are before you start working on your entire deck. Start with the lowest pressure and then work your way up to the right one for the job. You may think that you can estimate the right amount of pressure you need, but

Choose The Right Nozzle

One nozzle isn’t ideal for every job so it is important to choose the right one for washing your deck. In this case, you want to choose a nozzle that has a wide spray so you can cover your deck effectively.

Use Sweeping Motions

It is important to continuously move the nozzle as you are pressure washing your deck. Maintaining constant pressure on one spot of your deck can lead to certain spots being damaged and could result in your deck not being cleaned. Using sweeping movements will allow for an even cleaning of your deck.



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