Three Summer Deck Maintenance Tips

three summer deck maintenance tips

Summer is in full swing, but it is never too late to start thinking about your deck maintenance plans this season. When you are a deck owner, it is best practice to stay ahead of your maintenance than to fall behind. SEAL-A-DECK has seen firsthand what happens when homeowners neglect their decks over even a short period of time. Here are our tips for keeping your deck in tip-top shape this summer.

Rotation Is Key

All of the things that live on your home’s deck year-round, like plants, furniture, umbrellas and the like, can cause damage to the wood. This is not something people usually think about, but these items are prone to having moisture trapped beneath. As the humidity rises during the Massachusetts summer months, that is the perfect scenario for rot and mildew to form. When the flower pots and other items are placed directly on the wood, the moisture has nowhere to go. The solution really is simple: rotate your furniture around or elevate it. Even your rugs need to move every now and then. Rotating the furniture every week or so will give your wood time to breathe. Elevating things like flower pots and grills will nip that issue right in the bud.

Clean Your Own Deck

There’s not much that can replace a good old fashioned cleaning when it comes to wood surfaces. You don’t even need professional help to do it. We highly suggest sweeping and removing clutter from your deck often so that it doesn’t have time to wear on the natural wood. Once you do that, take your water hose and rinse it off. If you are willing to go the extra mile, there are plenty of mild detergents suitable for wood on the market that you can add. All the grime, mildew, and dirt can wreak havoc that can be easily stopped with just a little bit of elbow grease.

READ MORE: Three Simple Steps For Cleaning Your Deck

Schedule Some Service

If you just don’t have the time or need a little more work than you can complete yourself, there’s no shame in calling in the experts. SEAL-A-DECK offers cleaning services for wood, composite and PVC decks across Massachusetts, Southern New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. We can come to you and take care of all the dirt, grime, and wear that comes with the summer months. If you’re already a customer, this could be an easy add-on with our Advantage Plan. You don’t have to worry about getting your deck maintenance or cleaned, our experienced technicians are always here to help you get your deck in top shape for all of your summer entertaining needs.

Give Us a Call Today

Our technicians are waiting to talk to you today and can be reached at 1-877-SEALADECK. We take care of the full lifecycle of decking from construction to cleaning. You don’t have to do these things alone. SEAL-A-DECK technicians are always here to help. From construction, furniture, and even lighting, we are the deck aficionados.


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