Is It a Good Idea to Use a Pressure Washer on a Deck?
Are you overwhelmed by the dirty state of your deck? Has a mysterious gunk on the deck’s surface started to ruin your outdoor space’s once-beautiful appearance? Yes, pressure washing is an effective method for cleaning off mold, mildew, algae, and dirt, from the surface of a deck. So, you might be tempted to resolve the issue by taking a pressure washer to your deck and spraying it down, but this isn’t necessarily the best approach.
What to Know Before Pressure Washing Your Deck
Before directing high pressure washing spray onto your deck, it’s important to learn some key requirements, processes, and procedures.
For example, what deck surface types can be pressure washed and those that can not. Decks that are stained, painted, or composite are often not likely candidates for pressure washing. These surfaces are more likely, safely, and effectively cleaned with a soft wash process.
Pressure Washing Your Wooden Deck
Pressure treated wooden decks with no surface coating is most effectively cleaned with a pressure washer. Key requirements and procedures here are determining proper pressure and how to adjust your machine to produce that pressure. Proper selection of spray nozzles to include proper spray pattern and orifice size is also critical to determine. Equally important is correct spraying distance from the wood, as well as proper spray angles and wash direction.
Choosing a Professional to Wash Your Deck
With all this information to understand and consider, its often best to choose a professional to wash your deck. When choosing a professional to wash your deck, don’t just choose someone with a pressure washer. After all, pressure washing may not be the best option for your deck. Choose a reputable company that specifically has experience pressure washing and soft washing decks.
So if you are still unsure whether you can, or even want to, wash your deck, give HydroPro a call. We are experienced professionals with hundreds of customers that have chose us to wash their decks. We will provide you with a free estimate and we are also happy to give you tips and pointers if you decide to give it a go for yourself.