There are thousands of homes that have decks that are not in great shape. Since the deck is subject to the elements, it is often susceptible to getting dirt, mold and mildew build ups. The color will often fade over time as well. Most people want their decks to look clean and polished, which is why they try to pressure wash their decks. If pressure washing is done incorrectly however, it can actually cause deck severe damages such as marred wood. Using a pressure washing company can ensure that those who are restoring old decks will have a finished product that looks as good as it did on the day it was built.
A pressure washing company will likely use a three-step process to make the decks they wash look good as new. First, they will let the deck soak with a foam that gets all of the dirt out of every crack and crevice that the deck may contain. Without using any harsh chlorine products, the foam also kills any mold and mildew that it may come into contact with. It is also guaranteed that the foam will not harm any plant life that it touches.
The next step is where the actual power washing takes place. Since the foam brought all of the dirt and grime to the surface, it can now be easily washed away. A pressure washing company will be able to wash the deck without marring the wood, and making the deck look worse than it did when it the power washing process began.
The final, and perhaps most important step, is a sealant that is used to prevent further damage. The finish contains polymers which make the natural beauty of the wood last longer. It will repel water, snow, and even the UV rays from the sun. It also fights dirt buildup by sealing the pores in the wood. The sealant will make the deck look better for longer.
There are also pressure washing companies that will re-stain decks, so that each deck that they work on will look incredible.