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care for your deckWe have all been there before; you find yourself sitting outside on your deck enjoying a hot cup of coffee when all of a sudden you look down and you are disappointed in how you feel your deck boards look. 

Dirt, grime, and in some cases mold build up and cover your beautiful deck that you spent your hard-earned cash on. It’s upsetting, but it is a fact of homeownership, especially in the wetter than average climate of Elizabethton, TN. 

How Often Should I Get My Deck Cleaned?

Like any other part of your home, it is extremely important to clean and maintain your deck to ensure that it is long-lasting and safe. Cleaning your deck should be done at least once a year, but it can be needed more often, depending on several factors. 

  • If your deck is north-facing, then it is likely to get a lot more moisture and snow throughout the year and not receive as much sunlight to dry it out. This can lead to issues like mold,  mildew, and algae which can discolor and damage your deck. 
  • When your home is near trees, debris like leaves, sticks, and tree limbs can fall on your deck which can get ground into the surface. 
  • Heavy use can also affect your deck surface. Think about all of the times your children or grandkids drop food and sweet treats. This all collects on your surface and can wear down your finish over time.

Importance of Professional Deck Cleaning

While you can use your consumer brand pressure washer to wash off your deck, working with a professional deck cleaning service will ensure that your deck is truly clean while protecting it from damage due to pressure. 

Professionals know exactly what PSI and what ratio of detergent will work best for your situation. Pressure washing with the correct eco-friendly detergent and PSI will make certain that your surfaces are free of mold and mildew, as well as any dirt or debris that can cause problems in the long run.

Cate’s Pressure Washing has been serving customers in East Tennessee since 1997, and trusting them with your deck cleaning will guarantee that it will be done right the first time. Cate’s top-quality professionals specialize in pressure washing everything from residential to new construction, including deck cleaning, concrete pressure washing, and other cleaning services. 

If you are in need of professional deck cleaning backed up by a 100% satisfaction guarantee, then contact us today or call us at 423-557-5605.