A deck is a valuable addition to any home, but it also requires regular maintenance to ensure maximum durability. Here are some tips to help you maintain your deck:
- Clean your deck regularly: Sweep your deck regularly to remove dirt, debris, and leaves. Use a garden hose or pressure washer (low setting) to clean your deck annually. You can also use a deck cleaner to remove any stains or discolorations.
- Inspect your deck: Inspect your deck regularly for any signs of damage, such as cracks, splinters, or rot. Replace any damaged or rotten boards to ensure the safety of your deck.
- Seal or stain your deck: Apply a sealer or stain to protect your deck from moisture and UV rays. Choose a product that is specifically designed for your type of decking material.
- Check the hardware: Check the hardware on your deck, such as screws and bolts, to ensure they are tight and secure. Replace any rusty or corroded hardware to prevent accidents.
- Trim surrounding foliage: Trim any trees or bushes surrounding your deck to prevent debris from accumulating on your deck and to promote air circulation.
- Move furniture and planters: Move any furniture or planters regularly to prevent moisture and debris from accumulating in one spot. Do not set planters directly onto a wooden deck, use plant stands, a trivet, even small rocks will do the trick to raise the planter off the surface of the deck.
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