While composite decks are low-maintenance and easy to care for throughout the year, it is still important to care for them between seasons so that they can continue to look great in your outdoor space. Although caring for your composite deck may not be as intensive as caring for a wood deck following winter months, a good cleaning if often necessary to keep your composite deck looking beautiful for spring and summer months. For a simple how-to on cleaning your low maintenance deck, follow these easy steps to enjoy a clean deck this spring.
Sweep Dust and Debris Away
Before you start scrubbing or rinsing your composite deck, it is important to first sweep dust and debris away for a clean surface. Sweep your deck with a soft bristle broom to remove dust and debris from the surface of your deck without the risk of scratching the composite material. By sweeping before you scrub, you are ensuring that the surface of your deck will be more easily cleaned with soap and water.
Rinse with Soap and Water
Once you have swept dust, dirt, and loose pollen off of the surface of your deck, you can then rinse it with soap and water. Rather than scrubbing your entire deck unnecessarily, rinsing its surface with soap and water will help to clean its surface gently. After rinsing your composite deck, check for any specific areas that may need to be scrubbed for a thorough cleaning.
Scrub Away Trouble Spots
Although there is little need to scrub your entire deck, some areas may require gentle scrubbing to remove stubborn debris left behind by deck furniture or planting pots from last season. By removing stuck-on debris with a gentle scrubbing brush, you can get rid of scuffs, dirt marks, and pollen build up so that it does not stain your deck over time. This step will not only help to keep your deck clean but also ensure that it looks good as new over time.
Protect Your Deck with Mats and Outdoor Area Rugs
Once your low-maintenance deck is clean and ready for spring, it is important to place protective mats and area rugs under your deck furniture and grill. Using mats to protect your deck will help to ensure that it is not scratched or stained as you are using your deck for entertaining, cooking, or relaxing in your outdoor space this season.
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