Hardwood Deck Maintenance vs Softwood Deck Maintenance
Algae and mold will grow on a hardwood deck like any other surface around the exterior of your home when the environment is moist, warm and shady. When your hardwood deck is covered in algae or mold it gets slippery and unsafe. Carlton Cleans Pressure Washing provides a scrub brush cleaning service followed by wood brightener on hardwood decks such as IPE. We do no use a pressure washer in cleaning hardwood decks. We will remove the unwanted organics restoring the wood to a clean natural state.
Hardwood Deck Maintenance to Restore the Original Look
The service will not restore the wood to the deep wonderful color you saw when the wood was new. The surface color will still be changed from the sun and general out door environment but the algae and mold (green/black) will be removed. The deep colors you saw when the hardwood was new will come out when the wood is wet (after a rain but disappears when its dry) or when a translucent oil is applied. The oil will bring the color back full time for a few months, maybe up to 6 months if the wood is well seasoned. Due to the density of hardwood oil will not penetrate deep thus the short oiled life.
Is Oiling a Hardwood Deck Necessary?
We recommend having regular cleanings to keep the deck safe and beautiful. Continual oiling exterior hardwood is not cost effective, however, if you are have many special occasions during the spring or summer than getting an oil treatment that year may be worth the expense. The linseed oil on a hardwood creates a great wow factor for your party.
Contact Carlton Cleans for Your Hardwood Deck Maintenance Needs
Hardwood decks are a beautiful addition to any home. Keep up with hardwood deck maintenance with Carlton Cleans. Let Carlton Cleans use their experience of hardwood deck maintenance to treat your deck and keep it looking like the day it was installed. Contact Carlton Cleans today via phone (301-906-4446) or contact us on the web.