Patio and Deck Washing
Patios and decks can create the perfect sanctuary to enjoy the outdoor air. They serve as places where you can feel safe or welcome others to your home. Though it can be easy to forget until company is on its way, patio and deck washing is an important part of home maintenance, comparable to regularly vacuuming hallways or sweeping entryways.
Regular patio and deck washing is a good way to protect your investment and preserve the beauty of your property, and with Westchester Power Washing’s excellent record of customer satisfaction—more than 30 years—you know you’re in good hands. You can take a load off while we provide you with a well-maintained patio or deck.
A patio is an excellent spot for reading, hosting a barbecue, or simply drinking in the weather. Though they often serve as a little oasis outside, they can be confronted with many threats to a flawless appearance. People and animals can track in dirt from the lawn, garden, or flowerbeds, or the wind can blow it in.
If your patio doubles as an eating space, stains can follow spilled drinks or dripping oils, grease, or sauces. Ever-exposed to the elements as they are, patios are also vulnerable to mold and mildew growth. These can work their way into your patio’s concrete or stone, wearing away and eventually cracking it if it isn’t cleaned up.
Pressure washing is ideal for all hard surfaces to include but not limited to:
- Blue Stone
- Flag Stone
- Concrete Pool Decking
Patios can come any size and shape, and the materials they are made from vary just as broadly. That means that effective pressurized patio cleaning needs to be tailored to the kind of surface in question. When you choose Westchester Power Washing for your patio cleaning, our experts ensure that we use the right pressure settings and detergent combinations (often opting for a cleaner that is good at cutting through grease).
Cleaning your patio is a good idea even if your only goal is to better enjoy a clean patio, but there are other situations that simply require a clean slate. Patio cleaning needs to take place before the surface can be sealed, and sealing your patio can prevent cracking caused by water seeping into the concrete’s pores. Cleaning your patio is also a good idea if you plan to have a pergola installed.
Before your patio cleaning and deck cleaning takes place, remove all outdoor furniture so it doesn’t get damaged or blown away. It can also be a good idea to sweep your patio before beginning.
Similar to a patio, a deck serves as an outdoor extension of your living space. This fun area to entertain, watch fireworks, or play games with friends can make life sweeter if it is kept in good repair. A pristine deck can also add to the value of your home. That being said, regular deck washing can make sure that your deck is ready for entertaining at a moment’s notice.
In addition to looking fabulous and improving your home’s overall value, routine deck cleaning can also help extend the lifespan of your deck by removing dirt and debris that can cause damage over time. Decks are susceptible to many of the same threats that patios face, and sometimes those threats can be even more serious for the materials decks are more commonly made of.
Most—though not all—decks are made of wood or wood look-alikes. Fortunately, pressure washing is an effective treatment for most of these materials, including woods like cedar and mahogany, pressure treated, composite, Trex, and TimberTech. Our Westchester technicians know precisely how much water pressure to apply and which cleaning solutions to use to preserve your deck and give it a fresh look.
At Westchester Power Washing, we also manage deck restoration so you can be completely satisfied with your deck. Even without these services, regular deck cleaning can save you the need for expensive repairs by preserving your structure. Deck cleaning is also a good way to prepare to have your deck painted.