Power Washing Your PVC Decking

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If you find yourself doing a good bit of outdoor maintenance during the summer months, make sure you’re not overlooking your PVC deck. Although PVC decks are easy to maintain, they will need a good washing every now and then. SEAL-A-DECK is here for all of your deck maintenance needs from pressure washing to repairs. The old saying, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure”, is absolutely right when it comes to your deck. If it has been a while since your last deck powerwash, our technicians are standing by to help you.

Why is PVC Different?

According to one of the leading manufacturers of PVC decking, TimberTech, PVC is made from 100 percent recycled plastic, has no pores, and is very low maintenance. Not only will PVC be one of those that set it and forget it type things, but it also comes in a wide variety of colors and styles. It can even mimic natural wood grain. After the initial investment, you won’t need to do much to maintain it other than keeping it clean. Wood requires much more attention and care over time, so if you aren’t looking to spend time on upkeep, PVC is a great choice for you.

Can I DIY?

While it may sound like an easy job, we highly recommend that you don’t attempt to do it yourself. Power washers can cause severe injuries. The Center for Disease Control says that “The strong spray from a pressure washer can cause serious wounds that might first appear minor”. When it comes to operating this machine, it is better to leave it to the professionals. Our technicians operate a pressure washer with safety in mind at all times. It may seem pretty easy to operate, but in fact, it requires a good bit of skill to maintain the right stroke and distance.

How We Clean PVC

Although PVC does not require a ton of care, we do suggest it is deep cleaned once a year. The SEAL-A-DECK team will bring a power washer and a biodegradable cleaner to get the job done. The cleaner that we use is tried and true to provide your PVC deck with a thorough cleaning that should last you all year. As trained technicians, we know just the right amount of pressure to apply and how to control the hose when carefully cleaning your deck. We will wear the correct personal protective equipment, apply the cleaner to the appropriate areas, and use the power washer to remove any grime or dirt. An inspection will also be included in your yearly wash so that your deck checks out to be safe and functional.

READ MORE: Avoid These Common Mistakes When Pressure Washing a Deck

Set Your Appointment

While we have nice summer weather, now is the time to set an appointment to get your PVC deck cleaned. Our team travels to areas across the Northeast such as Hingham, Swampscott, and every place in between. Give us a call today at 1-877-SEALADECK to get your PVC service started.


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