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How To Maintain Your Wooden Deck

Updated: Nov 24, 2022

A wooden deck looks great when used for garden decking. It has a high aesthetic appeal and blends inherently in a natural setting. But without proper care and maintenance, wooden decks can deteriorate quickly. If you think your wooden deck is exposed to harsh weather and takes a lot of foot traffic, then you need to ensure that you maintain it regularly and effectively. This way you can save your wooden deck from deteriorating due to the harsh weather elements. The only way to prolong the lifespan of your deck is by hiring professionals for your wooden deck maintenance. You can hire an Alberta deck builder for periodic touch-ups, and maintenance tips, or you can simply do it yourself.

Here are ways through which you can do your wooden deck maintenance.


It is important to get rid of all the grime, dirt, and algae from your wooden deck. This can be done using a pressure washer. You can purchase or rent one from a local home improvement store. By using a deck scrubber attachment, you can easily clean up the entire deck. There are other deck cleaners available in the market which do a good job in getting rid of mildew, oxidation, and dirt.

Deal With Damaged Wood

Once you’re done with cleaning, take a good look at your deck and identify places which are damaged or rotten. Then do the needful by repairing or replacing portions of wood which are damaged. Also, look for any protruding nails and replace them with deck screws.

You can hire us and our professionals from ACT Home Services can help you repair, install, or maintain your wooden deck.


Once you are done with cleaning your deck, wait for it to dry and then apply an exterior wood oil. It will protect your wooden deck from the harsh UV rays of the sun. Excessive sun exposure causes discoloration of the wooden decks. Another advantage of applying wood oil is that it makes your wooden deck water-repellent.

Remove Stains And Discoloration

There are a lot of products available in the market to get rid of stains and avoid discoloration of wooden decks. Non-chlorine oxygenated bleach is one such product. It helps remove mildew, deck stains, and some oxidized deck sealers. This product is usually easy to handle as they are non-toxic and environment-friendly.

At ACT Home Services, we undertake all kinds of home renovation services which includes deck maintenance, installation, and repair-work along with many other internal as well as external home renovation services.


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