A Simple Test For Your Deck
Here is a simple test to determine if your deck is in need of power washing and sealing. Sprinkle a few drops of water onto the surface of the wood. If the water beads up, then the wood is still retaining water-resistant properties.
If the water soaks in within about 15 seconds, then it’s time to take some action. If rainwater is soaking into the wood, it causes the fibers to swell — which accelerates the breakdown of the wood. It also causes the growth of damaging mildew and mold, which retains moisture and will rot out the deck.
Mildew Busters Inc. are specialists in all decking materials including Cedar, Ipe, Mahogany, Pressure Treated and synthetic lumber.