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4 Cleaning Tips For Your Commercial Deck

It is important to keep your commercial deck looking it’s best. That includes not just installing the right option, but keeping it clean as well. Even though the deck is made out of a very robust material, it still requires a little cleaning now and then to keep it looking its best. Here are 4 tips to help you get ready for some quality outside time.

4 Cleaning Tips For Your Commercial Deck

1. Sweep Often

Sweeping is a great idea, regardless of the season. Put simply, you need to keep the deck free of organic materials. Leaves and other debris can leave dirt, or cause mold and mildew to accumulate on your deck. Sweep it away to leave your deck free of debris, which allows you to do further cleaning.

2. Soap and Water

After you’ve swept the deck, the next step is to clean it with soap and water. Stay away from bleach, ammonia, petroleum, acid, or any other harsh chemicals. Instead, simply use a gentle soap and warm water to get the deck fresh and remove any additional dirt.

3. Scrubbing

If you haven’t cleaned the deck in a while, you may find that you can’t easily remove all the dirt with soap and water alone. Instead, it may require some scrubbing. When looking to remove tough stains, be sure to stay away from using a metal scrub brush, because it could damage the surface. Instead, use some more soap to remove any stubborn stains.

4. Pressure Wash With Caution

Lastly, you can also give the deck a good cleaning with a pressure wash. However, you should know that you can’t use anything over 1200 PSI, or have the nozzle closer than 300mm. As long as you follow these guidelines, pressure washing is a very effective way to clean away any debris.

It is always a good idea to keep the deck clean. Although composite and aluminium decking are both very robust materials, they require some care. On a freshly cleaned deck, you will be able to truly enjoy warm months around the year. For more care tips and expert recommendations related to your deck, contact us.

What To Look For In A Deck For Your Commercial Establishment

Nothing makes a hotel more inviting that an outdoor deck specially made for your guest to enjoy. Decks can provide a nice place for your employees to take breaks, too, and they can act as a staging area for your business projects. In short, decks could make a nice addition to your place of business. However, not any old deck will do. It will have to meet certain criteria.

What To Look For In A Deck For Your Commercial Establishment

Safety First

The number one concern of any business establishment is the safety of their customers and employees. Injured employees don’t work and injured customers don’t return. So you will want your deck to be made by professionals so that the construction is sound. You will also want to include safety features such as rails and plan on wide stairs with built-in traction.

Features Specific To Your Needs

If you plan on using the deck as part of the employee break area, you will want to put it close to the other employee amenities. If it is supposed to be a feature for guests to use, you may want to build in comfortable seats for their enjoyment. If you want the new deck to be a staging area, you will want to make sure it has wide unobstructed spaces. Make a list of the needs your deck will meet before doing any planning, and make sure that the deck’s design will meet them.

Blend The Deck Into Your Landscape

Your deck should fit the land you are using. You want to take advantage of any views and natural features of the property. This will make maintaining and using the deck easier, and it will be far more attractive as a part of the whole landscape and not just a random structure coming out of nowhere. Even if you have utilitarian intentions for your deck, a pretty landscape will make work more productive and rewarding.

If your commercial establishment is considering adding a deck, be sure to contact us. We have many years of experience that will let us make the perfect deck for you.