A little cleaning and care go a long way when you want to maintain a composite deck’s beauty and its functionality. Whereas there are composite deck cleaners out there on the market in Leesburg, VA, you can keep it looking clean with just household cleaners you already have on hand such as—
- Baking soda (if there is mold growth)
- Gentle presser washer, no greater than 3100 psi
- Soft bristle brush
With a garden house at your home in Leesburg, VA, spray off the composite deck to remove any surface dirt or debris. Then spray with soapy water and gently scrub each composite deck board with the soft bristle brush. Rinse thoroughly. If dirty water is allowed to stay on your decking surface, it will dry and leave a thin coat of film.
Composite decks in Leesburg, VA will sometimes mold. For easy removal, try using vinegar. Pre-rinse with a water hose and try to get off as much of the mold as you can. Mix two parts vinegar with one part of water into a bucket and pour the vinegar solution directly on the composite decking boards. Sprinkle baking soda in the same area as the vinegar. Let it sit for 20 minutes and then scrub the area with a gentle bristle brush to remove any leftover mildew or mold. Thoroughly rinse the composite deck at your Leesburg, VA home; otherwise, it may leave a layer of film on your composite deck.
Taking the time periodically, at least twice a year, to do an easy cleanup for your composite deck in Leesburg, VA will preserve your deck so that you and your family can enjoy it for years to come. Just a little soap and water and a little elbow grease can keep composite decks looking great year-round.
If you have any questions regarding composite decks, call the experts at Carter Fence. If you have let your decking go without regular maintenance and it is beginning to look peaked, call the experts at Carter Fence, and they can come out to your home in Leesburg, VA and give you a free estimate for resurfacing your existing deck.