A dirty decking area is not only unattractive, but when covered in slippery algae, it can be dangerous as well. Stonecare4u Deck Cleaner is the easy way to keep decking clean and safe, without pressure washing. The process could not be simpler, just apply, work in with a broom, leave for a couple of hours and rinse away with a hose, what could be easier?
Best Cleaner For Decking
Decking has become very popular with homeowners in the last 20 years or so, mainly because of its endless promotion on garden makeover shows. There are good reasons for its popularity as it can certainly have a transformational effect on gardens in many properties. Moreover, many homeowners see decking as maintenance friendly with the perception of less time needed having to cut lawns and tend to plants. This they see as time-consuming. However, this is often not the case as decking can get dirty very quickly and a decent deck cleaner is often needed to keep it in optimum condition.
Wooden Deck Cleaner
Wooden decking is generally made from various types of softwood such as pine and spruce as it’s cheaper much than hardwood. However, softwood is easier to damage than hardwood and because of this, composite decking has become a popular alternative in recent years. Although softwood is still used for most new areas of decking the advantages of composite decking has seen it being laid in increasing amounts year by year. Composite decking is generally made up of plastic and wood and in most cases the plastic is recycled which gives it an environmentally friendly edge over decking just made of wood.
The challenge with all types of decking is keeping it clean and free from algae growth which can be a big problem for homeowners and commercial customers alike. A deck cleaner should be used more than once a year to keep areas of wooden decking free from dirt and grime. However, although many homeowners can put up with dirty wooden decking to a point, it’s the green algae that causes most problems. Green algae can make wooden or composite decking very slippery and potentially dangerous to walk on which can cause all sort of health and safety issues. With so much choice around, selecting the best cleaner for decking is not easy as not all of them are effective.
Composite Deck Cleaner
Whether you are looking for a wooden deck cleaner or a composite deck cleaner its worth looking for one that cleans the decking as well as killing and removing green algae. Essential Deck Cleaner from Stonecare4u is a fast acting cleaner for decking that will quickly remove years of built-up dirt and grime. It will also remove green algae, lichen and black spot even if the decking hasn’t been cleaned or maintained for long periods. It works equally effectively as a composite deck cleaner as well as a wooden deck cleaner and can make old grubby decked areas look like new. Once the deck cleaner has been used, you may also want to apply a decking oil (wooden decking only) to really enhance the look of the wood and provide further protection to deterioration.
Composite Decking Retains Its Looks
Decking maintenance is an ongoing process and because of the damp climate in the UK should be done once or twice a year. Composite decking tends to retain its look much better than wood and that is why it’s becoming more and more popular as a surface in garden areas. If you have decked areas that need cleaning the Essential Deck Cleaner can help you get it clean quickly. If you want to keep on top of the maintenance and prevent any green algae from returning we would recommend treating the decking with the Essential Algae Remover now and again. The algae remover is not necessarily the best cleaner for decking but is a great preventative measure once any algae or other organic growth has been removed. The algae remover should be used to stop a wooden or composite deck getting slippery and help avoid accidents which are commonplace in decked areas.