As you prepare for spending time outdoors to enjoy the warm weather, you have to be ready. One of the things you can do to prepare is to have a clean deck. Before you and your kids can enjoy your time on the deck, you have to ensure your deck is in good condition. Here are the hazards of mold on your deck and the benefits of keeping your deck clean this summer.
Health hazards of mold on your deck
During the cold months, your deck accumulates a lot of dirt and grime. Mold build-up in your decks can make them slippery or cause damage to the boards. Deck with mold and mildew can be a serious health hazard to your kids.
Mold is fungi that attaches to non-porous and porous materials and thrive well in damp areas. It can look harmless but they pose health hazards to you and your family. One of the ways to keep your kids safe is by ensuring your deck is clean. Common health hazards include:
Respiratory health complications
Mold growth can spread into the air which causes pollution in areas with poor ventilation. When you and your family inhale the spores, you get respiratory problems such as:
- Chest congestion
- Nasal stuffiness
- Skin irritation
Risk of injury
Mold on your deck makes it slippery. When your kids play on such slippery surfaces, they can fall and get injured or have fractures. It is especially true if the mold is on the staircase.
Benefits of a clean deck
Now you know how a dirty deck can affect you and your family. You should, therefore, keep the deck clean. Here are the benefits of keeping your deck clean.
Remove dirt and debris
Pressure washing gets rid of grime, dust, and dirt with ease. Pressurized water delivers friction and loosens the dirt leaving your deck looking new and free from safety hazards.
Improves the homes curb appeal
Cleaning your deck will boost your home’s value. Even if your home is not for sale, it will look better when you give your deck a proper clean.
Minimize tripping hazards
Dust and moisture can make your deck slippery and debris can cause you to trip and fall. With regular cleaning, you can get rid of the slippery surfaces on your deck. You should power wash your deck twice a year to remove mold and grime.
Summer is an excellent time to spend with your family and you’ll want to continue as the Summer draws to an end as well. If you want to clean your deck, we got you covered. Get in touch with us today to get started.