7 Tips for keeping your composite deck clean

Composite decks are a popular choice for homeowners as they require minimal maintenance compared to traditional wood decks. However, they still require some upkeep to keep them looking their best. Here are some tips for keeping your composite deck clean:

  1. Sweep regularly: Use a broom or a leaf blower to remove leaves, debris, and other outdoor materials from your deck.
  2. Rinse with water: Rinse your deck with a garden hose to remove any dirt or grime buildup.  Add a broom with some bristle to clean stuck dirt and debris. If necessary, use a power washer with a low-pressure setting.
  3. Use a mild detergent (Recommend: Dawn Dish Soap): If there are stubborn stains on your deck, mix a mild detergent with warm water and use a soft-bristled brush to scrub the affected area.
  4. Avoid harsh chemicals: Do not use harsh chemicals like bleach, ammonia, or acid-based cleaners on your composite deck as they can cause damage to the surface.
  5. Clean up spills immediately: Wipe up spills as soon as possible to prevent staining.
  6. Trim nearby plants: Trim any nearby plants or trees to prevent leaves and other debris from accumulating on your deck.
  7. Use furniture pads: Most newer outdoor furniture will have plastic feet at the bottom of them – please verify they are still there.  If not, replace furniture pads under the legs of outdoor furniture to prevent scratches or damage to the deck surface.

By following these simple tips, you can keep your composite deck looking great for years to come.