Homemade Cleaner For Decks
Not only can well-built decks add value to your home, it can add value to your lifestyle as a comfortable place to entertain family and friends. As we all know, floors of the decks ares attached to the house outdoors. Since it is built just outside the house, it has various essential uses. But as we know, being located outside the house, these decks constantly exposed to direct sunlight, dust, mildew, algae, frost, etc. It is this reason why cleaning for outdoor decks becomes a routine chore. Cleaning a deck not only removes the dirt off the deck but it also increases durability of the deck, provided you use the best cleaner for the cause. Some people might prefer using homemade deck cleaner. Here are the recipes. Use 1.5 cups of TSP to every two gallons of warm water. Throw in a half cup of household bleach if there is an excessive amount of mold. If you are concerned about too strong of a mixture, start with only one cup of TSP and be sure to always use household bleach (commercial bleach is too strong).Wash down your deck with the hose, which opens up the wood and makes it much simpler to clean. Then, use a scrub brush attached to a long pole or handle so you are not down on your hands and knees breathing in the TSP and bleach. Hose off the mixture and repeat if necessary.
Remember to always mix your solution outside, or in a very well-ventilated room. Also, check the warning on any bottled chemicals you use, to ensure they will not adversely mix with another ingredient in your recipe of homemade cleaner for decks. Failure to do so can result in a chemical reaction that can be very dangerous.