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Getting Your Deck Ready for Summer

Warm Weather Invites Everyone to Gather on Their Decks

Before you know it, you’ll want to start getting your deck ready for summer. There’s nothing like warm weather that makes spending time on the deck enjoyable. To help you get the most out of the time you’re planning to spend outside, you’ll want to:

  • Power Wash the Deck
  • Examine the Deck for Possible Repairs
  • Buy a Grill (or Clean and Prepare Your Grill)
  • Spruce Up the Deck with Fresh Furniture, Lighting, and More


Have Apex Mobile Pressure Washing Power Wash Your Deck

Before you can spruce up your deck or make repairs, you’ll need to have it pressure washed. Our initial blog explained how pressure washing works great to clean surfaces like walkways and decks. Pressure washing cleans decks using a high-pressure cold water spray at 2,000 to 2,800 pounds per square inch (PSI.) We highly recommend hiring a professional company like Apex Mobile Pressure Washing to power wash your deck for you.


Examine Your Deck for Repairs You Might Need to Make

Once your deck is power washed, take the time to examine it and determine if it needs any repairs. If the only repairs that need completed are issues like re-staining or protruding nails, you can probably handle those yourself. However, you should probably call a professional to take care of more serious repairs. Repairs you should let a certified, trained person handle include:

  • Damaged Floor Boards
  • Wobbling Railings
  • Loose Stairs
  • Infestations


Clean and Prepare Your Grill, or Buy One, for Family and Social Gatherings

If you don’t have a grill for your deck, we strongly recommend that you buy one! Grilling might be one of the defining elements of summer. However, if you have a deck, you probably have a grill, so you should clean and prepare it as soon as possible. Grill preparations include inspecting the fittings and getting an adequate supply of propane. Cleaning the grill includes removing carbon residue and grease drippings from the surfaces.


Spruce Up the Space with Fresh Furniture and Lighting

In our blog last month, we explained how lighting and furniture spruce up patios. When you spruce up decks with lighting, greenery, and more, you make them particularly inviting. Some simple ways to spruce up your deck for summer is adding fresh:

  • Furniture
  • Lighting
  • Plants and Flowers (Greenery)
  • Area Rugs
  • Paper Lanterns
  • Fountain
  • Candles
  • Fire Bowl
  • And More



For information about our pressure washing services, call Apex Mobile Pressure Washing  at (207) 692-7597. Follow us on Facebook for up-to-date offers and more. We’re happy to help with getting your deck ready for summer.