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How to Prevent Mold on Decks

How to Prevent Mold on Decks

Mold can be unsightly, but more importantly, uncontrolled mold can cause heath problems. Mold is caused my microorganisms. When those spores find a suitable living environment — one with moisture and a food source — they begin to reproduce and cause discoloration and health risks. Follow these steps to minimize your mold problems.

KEEP YOUR DECK DRY

  • Mop up standing water.
  • Remove awnings or other coverings for quicker drying.

CLEAN YOUR DECK REGULARLY

  • Sweep your deck on a regular basis to remove mold spores and food sources, such as pollen and dirt.
  • Power wash your deck (at no more than 1000 to 1200 psi) to forcefully remove spores.
  • Clean the underside of your deck if you’re prone to mold. Mold thrives in darker areas.

CONSIDER A WATER-BASED STAIN

  • Water-based stains are extremely resistant to mold and are easier to clean and maintain.
  • Stains containing zinc nano-particles, such as Defy or Behr, will have better natural resistance to mildew.
  • Beware of oil-based stains. The resins used in oil-based stains often contain materials that are food to mold, mildew and algae. Deal with potential mold risks on a consistent basis to better preserve your deck.
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