When you have a deck installed on your property, you’re getting an excellent space that you can use to entertain friends and family as well as a place to relax and enjoy your yard. After time though, your deck will collect dirt and debris which can mask scratches and make it visually unappealing. Fortunately, power washing your deck is an excellent way to keep it clean. Here are some tips you can use to power wash your deck.
Respect Their Power
Power washers can shoot water out in an unexpectedly powerful way, so make sure that when you’re using one that you respect its power. You can do this by ensuring that when you turn it on that it’s not too close to your deck’s surface. Keep the power washer’s nozzle at least a few feet away from the deck to ensure your deck doesn’t get damaged by the water’s strength. Also, when you’re operating it, make sure that pets and children are a safe distance away.
Test It First
When you’re power washing your deck, it’s not a good idea to start the process off at maximum power. Instead, start off at a low power level and figure out the right power and distance. Starting off at a pressure that is too high could lead to issues with your deck, so don’t try to estimate the pressure you need. Part of testing your power washer is choosing the correct nozzle too. These nozzles aren’t interchangeable, so make sure to try different ones out so you can see which one is the best one for the task at hand.
Use A Sweeping Motion
Because power washers are so strong, it’s vital to make sure you’re not keeping them on any one part of your deck for too long. Having concentrated pressure on your deck can lead to it breaking, so make sure that you use a broad, sweeping motion on your deck so you can clean all parts of it completely and effectively.
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