Deck Cleaning in Miami

A dirty deck can make your home look shoddy and older than it is. Dirt and debris can also eat away at the paint job and even the structure of a deck. A dirty or worn deck can hurt the resale value of your home. If you have a homeowner’s association, they may require you to have your deck cleaned from time to time.

GWS Pressure Cleaning offers pressure cleaning that can make your deck look fabulous. We can eliminate the moss, algae, and fungus that cause damage to decks in Florida.

Wooden deck of a house by the woods

How Pressure Cleaning Works

If you have tried scrubbing your deck with soap and water to no avail, you may have wondered if there is anything at all you can do to get your deck clean. You may think you need to use stronger chemicals or that you need to start working out more. However, the secret to a clean deck has more to do with the water’s pressure than with the type of cleaners you use or the amount of muscle you are putting into it.

A pressure washer is a hose that blasts water at 100 to 200 times the force of natural air. It can reach corners that a regular pressure cleaner would never be able to reach.

Why Pressure Cleaning Is the Best Way to Clean Your Deck

Pressure cleaning is more effective and faster than any other type of cleaning. Pressure cleaning can stop mold and mildew before they have a chance to develop.

If your deck is made of wood, it will be especially vulnerable to the development of mold and mildew. Mold grows faster in wet conditions, and no state has wetter conditions than Florida.

Most decks are made of wood, which is naturally more susceptible to mold than other materials, but some finishes can help to protect the wood. Mold can cause wood to rot and flake. If you have any metal accents on your roof, you should know that mold can cause the metal to rust. Any other type of cleaning besides pressure cleaning is likely to leave some mold behind. Pressure washing will blast mold and fungi off your roof.

Pressure washing is not only good for the basic cleaning of a wood deck, but it will also help to prepare your roof for stains and finishes. You must make sure to prepare the wood for treatment because seal and paint will not adhere properly to wood that is moldy or has fungus on it. In addition to pressure washing, the wood may need sanding since it is always easier to treat an even surface.

When wood is not cleaned properly before being treated or painted, the paint or stain will get directly onto the wood. When moisture gets into the wood, it can cause it to warp. It will also be a magnet for more mold.

Increase Your Home’s Value

Regular pressure washing will increase the overall value of your home. If a buyer arrives to see your home and the deck is moldy and covered with algae, they won’t want to have to remove, replace, or repair it when they move into the home.

Taking care of your wood will make it last longer. There are many things in the environment that can damage the wood, not just mold. The Sunshine State has high temperatures, and the sun can damage your wood. Pests can also eat through wood. In extreme cases, mold can leave holes in the deck which can destroy its structure.

When the paint is dingy, it can hide small holes, mold, mildew, and other problems. If you cannot see problems, you cannot fix them.

What is the difference between power washing and pressure washing?

You may have heard the terms power washing and pressure washing used interchangeably. A similar high-pressure washer is used in both of these forms of cleaning. However, power washing employs the use of very hot water. As you know from cleaning your home, hot water makes washing anything easier and faster.

Not every surface can handle power washing. You would not want to power wash a wood deck because the wood would not be able to withstand the heat. Power washing is most often used to clean surfaces such as driveways and parking garages, which are made of concrete and asphalt.

wooden deck of a house

Why You Should Hire a Professional

Pressure washing machines are hard to handle. Water comes out of a pressure washer at a rate of 243 miles per hour. If you do not know what you are doing, you can easily fall over. 

A professional washer will know just how to stand and hold the machine when they are using it. They will have the proper safety equipment to protect themselves when they work. A professional will also know how to prepare your home for pressure washing so it will not be damaged.

A good power washing machine is very expensive, so if you buy one from a home improvement store, you are likely to get one that is of inferior quality. But if you buy a high-quality machine, you may injure yourself if you are not trained to use it. If you hire a random laborer, they could injure themselves and sue you.

Why You Should Hire GWS Pressure Cleaning

With service areas catering to Coral Gables, Doral, Hialeah Gardens, and Kendall, we are available to clean your deck at your convenience. We are a family-owned business with many years of experience in pressure washing. We have a great reputation in South Florida and can provide you with many fantastic references.

We understand the special needs of Florida homeowners. There is no type of mold, mildew, or algae that we have not seen, and we use state-of-the-art equipment. We offer both high and low-pressure washing and can clean home exteriors, driveways, and much more. Give us a call today.