Most residential decks and fences in this country are made of wood, which looks great at its best, but easily succumbs to our heavy rainfall and blistering sunshine. Without proper care and regular cleaning, the most beautifully crafted deck will quickly become an awful mess of moss, grime, and wood-rot.
Avoid the endless cycle of deck installation and replacement. If you care for your deck and fences regularly – much as you might care for a cherished car – then you can significantly prolong their lifespan.
Whether your decks and fences are stained, painted, or built of something other than wood, there are steps you can take to help them withstand the forces of nature for longer.
Sweep your deck regularly
If you live in an area with lots of trees, you’ll probably find that rotting leaves, strips of eucalyptus bark and other debris begins to build up over time. Rather than simply letting this happen, you should sweep your deck as often as possible – especially during the rainy months, when mildew growth and wood-rot are more common. Try using a putty knife to get between the cracks.
Ensure that the wood is fully sealed
Even if your wood is stained or painted, it’s often a good idea to apply sealant for extra protection. Using a high-quality sealant will protect the wood from the harshest elements and reduce mildew growth. Unless you’re confident doing this yourself, it’s generally best to get an expert to do it for you.
Enlist the help of a professional cleaner
The irreversible decay of your deck and fence can be nipped in the bud through regular professional cleaning. Trained specialists, equipped with the right tools and expertise, can dramatically improve the appearance of your outdoor area while avoiding the pitfalls that come with heavy-duty equipment.
The experienced team at Endeavour has been working on New Zealand properties for more than ten years. We’ve learned that a tailored approach to each house is the best way to ensure great results.
Many of our clients have had issues in the past with cowboy contractors, who turn up loaded with toxic chemicals and high-pressure hoses. They’re the last people you should invite onto your property. Our philosophy is more considered and careful, without losing sight of the end result. We use eco-friendly chemicals, and a variable pressure wash that won’t strip away paint or varnish.
If you combine deck and fence cleaning with our driveway and path service, and our house washing service, we can get the exterior of your property in terrific condition. We also take preventative measures that’ll help everything withstand future weathering – so you can rest easy whenever storms batter the country.
Contact us today to arrange your free assessment and quote. We’re always happy to come to you.
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