As natural as wood may be, so is dirt and mold and mildew. Yes, even that beautiful wood deck that you put in two or three years ago is going to start showing its age. Other than rainfall and snow melt off, you have to remember that your deck seldom gets washed (unlike your kitchen floor), and that it’s moist and then in sunshine which can cause mold and mildew growth.
Add in muddy paw prints, kid’s Kool Aid (plus the adult version which is red wine) that got spilled, the grease from the barbeque, and the Play Doh or chocolate cake that got smashed into the surface and you’ve got a dirty deck. The handrails are dirty, the steps and beams need attention also – and you’re overwhelmed.
You’ve watched the YouTubes on applying a deck cleaner. Then you’ve watched how to pressure wash and how not to pressure wash. You’re wondering exactly which pressure washer to purchase to use on wood, and how to use it so you won’t damage your wood and then have to replace it!
Then you learned that you’ve got to let all the wood dry for forty-eight hours after it’s been pressure washed. Then, an especially depressing YouTube, shows that you’ve got to get on your hands and knees and sand off all the rough, raised wood grain as well as the all the various parts of your wood decking, handrail and steps that are still stained with mold, mildew… and wine.
Yet another YouTube video informs you that you have to get on your hands and knees – yet again – and very meticulously paint on more wood stain if your stain is faded and let that toxic, smelly product dry for an additional twelve hours.
Finally, you discover that you must get back on your hands and knees and carefully apply wood sealer with a paint brush to every inch of your wood deck and all of its adjoining wooden parts. Then, it will take another 12-48 hours of drying time, before you can put your piled up deck furniture and grill back up on the deck.
The YouTubes describing the nightmare of cleaning your fence are just about as appalling as cleaning your whole deck. Except that a lot of the instructions ask you to gently hand-SCRUB each board on your fence with a wood cleaner and then to let that soak in, but keep it wet. Then, comes the terror of power washing each board and slat in the fence and hoping that you won’t chip, dent and even crack the fence boards with too much pressure. Too little pressure and of course, you’ll stand there for hours and the wood won’t come clean.
Then, there is the 48 hour drying time, sanding, re-staining and last but not least, the application of wood sealer. How many feet of fencing have you got? Is it on all three sides or even all four sides of your home? Again, this type of project could take forever plus cost you in equipment, solvents, stain, sealer and yes, even sandpaper.
Now, let’s add in your wooden pergola! How about the wood siding on your home? How about a wooden boat dock? Do you have wooden steps that go all the way to a second floor and meet up with another wooden deck? In other words, if you only have one small deck, you might be able to manage cleaning it before the summer is over completely, but if you’ve got more wood than that that needs attention, then you’re definitely going to want the services of a professional.
Our professional pressure washing service providers have the commercial grade, heavy-duty equipment plus the know-how and years of experience, to make tough wood cleaning jobs look simple. These jobs are not simple, but being prepared and trained, can make all the difference in whether you’re on your hands and splintered knees most of the summer, or sitting on a beautifully cleaned, stained and sealed wood deck, with your family and guests for the summer.
Pressure washing is an art plus a trained profession. Because of our massive experience, our technicians can assess the type of wood you have, it’s condition, and the depth of dirt and stains. They know how to gauge the water pressure, how and when to apply chemicals and can sand, stain and apply sealer quickly and thoroughly. They can do decks, fences, wooden stairways and even wood siding in a matter of a few days.
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