Tips for Spring Cleaning Your Deck

Spring is coming in hot. You know what that means! A deep clean of your home is in order.
While you may be busy taking care of the interior of your home, you shouldn’t forget that your outdoor space needs some love and attention too.

Focusing your time on exterminating the dust bunnies from under the sofa, organizing your closets, and wiping out the fridge is all fine and good. But, as the months have passed, dirt, grime, and mold have been making a home on your deck making it time to consider an effective mold and mildew cleaner.

Removing stubborn mold and mildew from your deck should be at the top of your spring cleaning routine. But, not just any mold removal spray will do! Using the best mold removal products will help get the job done in a more efficient way, saving you time and money.
A good mold and mildew remover will play an important role in ensuring your outdoor space is crisp, clean, and ready for entertaining.

Mold and Mildew Removers

What is the solution to removing all the dirt and grime from your outdoor deck? Finding the best mold and mildew remover products that will give you a pristine and allergen-free surface. A serious deep clean of your deck will guarantee months of enjoyment in an outdoor space that is free of dirt and grime. And, you’ll need an effective and cost-efficient mold removal spray to get the job done.

Everyone wants a nice clean deck to enjoy the spring and summer months. To accomplish this you need a clear understanding of which mold removal products will work best for the project at hand. So, here are some helpful steps to assist you in getting your outdoor space cookout ready.

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How to Effectively Clean Your Deck and Outdoor Area

Check out these steps to get your outdoor space in tip-top shape for spring and summer entertaining.

  1. Clear the Deck
    Begin by clearing off any furniture, plants, and grilling equipment from the surface of your deck. Make sure to remove all pieces of clutter that have found their way there. You can’t get a deep clean when you’re trying to work around things. Place everything, including all cushions and indoor/outdoor rugs, on the lawn. They’ll need a good cleaning as well, but we will get to the furniture and decor, later.
  2. A Clean Sweep
    Make sure to sweep away the leaves and any loose dirt and debris that settled during the fall and winter months. Pay close attention to the grooves and spaces between deck boards. Grab a tool like a putty knife to remove debris like leaves, small rocks, and dirt that accumulated over time, and is stuck down between the boards. Gently work the gunk out, being careful not to be too rough with your deck boards. Be sure to check for signs of mold while you’re doing this!
  3.  Rinse and Repeat
    Grab a hose, or a pressure washer, and rinse that entire deck! Make sure to get any remaining dust or leftover debris off the surface of your deck. If using a garden hose, it would be ideal if you have a spray attachment that can be set on high. Just be careful not to damage your deck from too high of water pressure. That can happen if you’re blasting away at your deck like a firefighter at a house fire!Grab a sponge with a gentle scrubbing side and work on any stains or spots from leaves, pine needles, or anything else that may have left an oily residue on the surface of the wood. This is the necessary prep that is needed to be sure that your mold and mildew cleaner can do its job. Then, rinse again!
  4. It’s Time for the Suds
    There are a plethora of deck cleaning products and mold and mildew cleaners available on the market. But, who has time to experiment with cleansers that don’t work? When you use the best, it can cut your cleaning time in half.Miracle Mist All-Purpose Cleaner is a mold removal spray that cleans and protects surfaces from future mold and mildew stains. It’s a non-bleach cleaner that can be sprayed on hard and soft surfaces for months of protection. When you work hard to clean your deck, you’ll want it protected against future nasty mold, mildew, and algae stains.Pull out your Miracle Mist All-Purpose Spray Cleaner and a handy-dandy, long-handled brush (or strong push broom), and scrub your deck clean. Pay special attention to spots and stains by adding more cleanser and letting it seep into the stains. Now, thoroughly rinse your deck with a garden hose to ensure that everything is as clean as possible.
  5. High and Dry
    Don’t be too hasty with bringing everything back onto your deck. You will want to allow your wood boards to thoroughly dry. By the way, this would be a great time to resurface your deck! You’ve come this far, why not finish with a bang?For this step, you’ll need to purchase a wood deck resurfacing product. Explore your options when it comes to wood resurfacing. Some include a waterproofing agent or even a self-repairing agent. You’ll need to check out the ingredients to see what will work for you and your application process. Before sealing, sweep your dry deck to clear away any dust that may have settled. Then, apply the wood resurfacer according to the instructions given on the label.
  6. Don’t Forget the Furniture!
    Now is the time to remove and wash all cushions and outdoor throw pillows. Be sure to thoroughly wipe down your outdoor furniture to get rid of any oils or built-up grime. You can use a cleaning spray to really break down the muck.MiracleMist works as a fantastic mold and mildew remover for furniture as well! It’s a non-bleach cleaning solution meant for both hard and soft surfaces, making it a perfect one-size-fits-all solution for all of your outdoor cleaning needs.This is also a time when you may look at your furniture and decide it needs a paint job. If that’s the case, do it! Run to the hardware store and grab cans of paint that are made especially for outdoor furnishings. A new coat of paint can make your patio furniture look brand new. And you will get that new furniture look for pennies when compared to what it would cost to completely refurbish your deck space.
  7. Spruce It Up
    Do you need to add a little more to your patio’s vibe? Add some plants or lighting. String lights across the banisters, lanterns with candles, a fresh and vibrant indoor/outdoor rug, and potted or hanging plants can make your deck the perfect party pad for the entire spring and summer season.

 

Deep Clean Your Deck With MiracleMist

A deck cleaning routine will help extend the life of your outdoor space ensuring years of enjoyment. After all, there’s nothing quite like the feeling of a clean and pristine outdoor space during the warmer months. MiracleMist can help you with that! You can depend on us for all of the best mold remover products in the industry!

Check out our full range of products, including our mold and mildew remover spray, or contact us today to learn more.

We’d love to help you get your outdoor space spring ready!