We all love to tackle a DIY job, whether it’s restoring a piece of antique furniture, painting a room in our home, or overhauling our garden. However, there are some jobs that should never be considered DIY—and one is power washing your deck.

Sometimes homeowners confuse pressure washing with simply applying the highest level of pressure possible from a household garden hose. Professional pressure washing is a science, not the application of a blast of water, and is performed by certified and trained pressure washing technicians. Usually, when a homeowner tries to pressure wash his deck, we get the call for assistance after the fact—and sometimes the damage has already been done.

The dirt and debris is deeper than you realize. While we always recommend homeowners regularly sweep the debris, such as leaves or branches, from their deck’s surface, there is other dirt and grime that is embedded under the surface, deep into the grain of the wood. These contaminants will not be removed by a simple sweep of a broom or a stream of water from a hose. If you try to blast away the dirt, you will end up damaging the surface of your deck.

Pressure washing goes beyond water. Professional pressure washing utilizes levels of water pressure with the application of safe and effective commercial-grade cleansers. These cleansers help to thoroughly clean the surface of your deck while preventing against future growth of mold, mildew and other contaminants. Water alone will not provide the same long-lasting results.

Regular pressure washing extends the life of your deck. Your deck is an investment; you want it to provide function and enjoyment for your family for years to come. Professional power washing helps to protect against the deterioration of your deck and the damaging effects of weather over time.

The Power Washers are available to provide deck pressure washing services at your home this summer. Send us a quote request and we’ll be in touch soon!