When it comes to cleaning your deck, it's not only satisfying but using the right cleaner will make it easy. Maintaining your deck is the most important thing you can do to keep it looking excellent and functioning. Over time algae, mold and mildew can build up on the surface of the deck leaving it looking bad and unappealing to the eye. Not only does the algae make the deck look bad its also a safety hazard because it makes the surface slippery. When cleaning your deck, there is more to it than just firing up the pressure washer and going at it. First, you need to use a cleaner that is not going to be harsh on the deck but also not harsh on your landscaping.
Here at Easy Cleaning Solutions, we sell a product called Kleeners Choice that is an oxygenated cleaner that contains no bleach and is a safer choice for your landscaping. The first step to clean your deck is to wet the surface down and all landscaping that is surrounded by the deck. Next, you mix Kleeners Choice into lukewarm to hot water and stir. After it is mixed up, you then put it into a pump-up sprayer that has a safety relief valve. You can apply Kleeners Choice with a mop or roller, but the best method is using a hand pump up sprayer to evenly apply. After you apply let it dwell onto the surface and carefully do not let it dry and keep the surface damp.
Next, you can use a medium to stiff brush to scrub the area and rinse with a pressure washer. We recommend using a pressure washer with low to medium pressure because this will clean the surface much better than a standard garden hose. If you do not have a pressure washer that's fine just scrub the areas and a second application may be needed. Rinse the area very thoroughly, and you will have a great looking deck that is cleaner and algae free. Kleeners Choice can be used on decks, fences, vinyl siding, cedar shakes, and many more items. Have fun cleaning and enjoy the look of your new clean deck.