Cleaning decks and Fences is one of the most popular low-pressure washing services we do at Intercoastal Pressure Cleaning.
Because we live in the South, it is also one of the most important steps for proper Fence & Deck maintenance. If you have a wood deck or fence that hasn’t been cleaned recently, you need to consider having it cleaned and sealed before the wood becomes damaged. Restoring a fence or deck is a much simpler process if the wood is still in good condition and can save you thousands in replacement costs if done on a regular basis.
The main things involved in wood restoration is the fence & deck cleaning process and the woodsealing steps and products used to do the job. Both of these steps go hand-in-hand with each other to accomplish a common goal; a beautiful, long lasting deck. To get this type of result, you must first start with a clean wood deck so the wood stains or sealers can bond to the wood surface as intended. This insures maximum protection from nature. Most fences however do not need stain unless the homeowner requests it from us. They will last longer with a just a good water seal applied with an airless sprayer.
There are some dangers in power washing fences & decks that you should be aware of. Wood is actually very soft and can be literally shredded apart by a pressure washer with the water pressure set too high. Different types of wood require different amounts of pressure so if you are unsure about what type of wood your deck is built with, you start in a hidden area and pay close attention to the distance between the tip of the wand and the surface of the fence or deck. Getting too close can cause severe wood damage even with the right pressure.
If you are not experienced with operating a pressure washer or if you don’t have experience with staining wood, you may not want to tackle a fence or deck restoration project yourself. The best solution for cleaning decks and applying wood stains or sealers is to hire a professional pressure washing contractor to do the job for you. At Intercoastal Pressure Cleaning, we can handle all over your wood restoration needs!