How to Clean Composite Decking?

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Have you ever wondered about how to clean composite decking? In many cases, one of the main reasons that people invest in composite decking is its excellent low-maintenance nature. However, just because composite decking is low maintenance doesn’t necessarily mean you should ignore it.


And so, in line with this, we’ve outlined some of the key things you should know about cleaning your composite decking to help. After all, keeping your brand-new deck in top condition is surprisingly easy, and with the right approach, you won’t have to spend hours scrubbing.



Do I Need to Clean My Composite Decking?


Many people assume that the low-maintenance nature of composite decking means it won’t require any cleaning. However, this isn’t entirely true since composite decking can actually benefit greatly from a regular clean.


Why do we say this? Well, in most cases, your new deck should be able to withstand the elements on its own. However, it’s important to recognize here that composite decking can still develop mildew and the like over time, especially when exposed to the elements or after debris has built up on top of the platform.


As such, keeping your composite decking clean can still be a helpful step to take. Not only does this help prevent issues with slip hazards from developing, but it can also help prolong the life of your composite deck - giving you more time to enjoy!



How to Clean Composite Decking


So, we’ve clarified that cleaning your composite decking can absolutely be an important step. But how should you go about this? Well, this isn’t necessarily an easy question to answer, but there are several things you may want to consider.


First, there are the most basic cleaning options. Brushing your composite deck when it’s dry can help prevent any dirt and debris from building up. This can offer a highly valuable option for the purposes of reducing the amount of input needed. After all, if you keep on top of sweeping your deck regularly, it’ll need a more thorough clean less often! Along a similar line of thought, rinsing the deck with cold water can also be a good way to wash away any loose debris from the surface.


Once you’ve done so, if you think a more thorough clean could be valuable for your deck, you may also want to consider applying a mild detergent solution. A bucket of warm, soapy water (ideally with a dedicated decking detergent) and a long-handled brush will often be all you need to really get up any ground-on dirt and help clean your composite decking thoroughly, helping restore it to its normal glory.


And luckily, since composites are waterproof and not as prone to developing mold as wooden decking, they can be cleaned as often as you want to keep them looking good.


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Final Thoughts


If you’ve been struggling to keep your composite decking in good condition, there’s a lot you might need to think about – but luckily, regular cleaning is one of the simplest ways to go about this. And this doesn’t need to be particularly difficult, either; indeed, a soap-water solution will usually be all you need to keep your composite decking in good condition. If you have further questions, please contact us at info@mexytech.com.


 
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