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Don't Slip on your Deck!

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With the rainy season upon us, your deck can become slippery and present a risk for you and your family. Oftentimes, the natural grain of the wood prevents this, providing traction. But neglecting your deck by letting mold, mildew or moss grow can create a problem, especially since we live in an already moist climate.

Generally, the percentage of inorganic material of a composite deck lessens the chance that moss or mildew could grow, but whether your deck is wooden or composite, it’s always important to keep it clean.

To clean mildew from a wooden deck, wait for a dry day and scrub the area with a diluted vinegar mixture. If you need to clean your composite deck, start with warm water, and if that doesn’t do the trick, use a gentle soap like Dawn or even OxiClean laundry booster.

Maintenance is key! Getting on an upkeep schedule will make it easier for you in the long run.

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