Outdoor decks are a cherished area in your home for entertaining guests and relaxing, but like any exterior space, they are exposed to changing weather and other natural forces, making them highly prone to getting dirty.
The first step in our deck cleaning process is to spray your deck with an environmentally safe solution that will kill the mold and algae living on the surface. The type of solution we choose is dependent on your decking material, so for example, the cleaner for Ipe or Mahogany wood decking contains a slightly different mixture than the solution we would use for composite decking.
We then begin to scrub the deck with thick bristle brushes to agitate the mold with our detergent. Once the deck is thoroughly scrubbed, we rinse the soap and debris off the deck with our low-pressure hose. This process helps to break down and kill the bacteria at the source, rather than at the surface alone, for a deeper clean that keeps your deck looking great longer.
It’s important to schedule regular professional cleanings to remove the buildup of mold, algae, and grime, in order to avoid costly repairs and maintain the longevity of your deck.
In addition to cleaning, it’s greatly beneficial to periodically stain and seal your natural deck to keep it looking pristine and protect it from harsh environmental damage.
A wood stain helps to seal your deck against moisture helping you avoid problems like mold, mildew, and wood rot. These elements can cause your deck to splinter, crack or even collapse when left untreated for a prolonged amount of time.
After thoroughly cleaning the area to remove the dirt and debris on the surface, we then sand your deck to eliminate any wood splinters and ensure there are no ragged edges. When the wood is all smoothed out, it’s primed and ready for the stain. Gulf2Bay’s enhanced deck stain helps keep the moisture out, which is especially important in the winter as any moisture that seeps into the wood can freeze and cause damage. Applying a strong, solid seal will keep your deck protected.
Deck stains come in a variety of colors and tints, so whether you want to enhance the natural appearance of the wood, or transform it completely to fit a certain aesthetic, there is an option out there to suit your needs.
Paver Cleaning & Sealing
Bay Shore, NY 11706
Monday - Friday
9:00am - 6:00pm