Who doesn’t enjoy a beautiful evening outdoors, just sitting on your deck and taking in all the natural air? Your outdoor timber deck is one of your favourite places to be. Whether it is just sitting and enjoying the breeze alone or having tea with the loved one and enjoying a conversation, your outdoor timber deck has seen it all.
Your timber deck also needs love and care. Most times due to humid and damp climate, mould growth on timber decks have been reported. Mould can damage your timber deck from its floor to the core. It is, therefore, important to practice best treatment plans and preventive measures to keep the cavities away from your deck.
Mould is a kind of fungus that can grow anywhere in the household and thrives in a wet, dampened surface. The most preferred environment for moulds is a moist and warm one. Water leaks, condensation, humidity in the air. flooding and many other things can cause moisture. In addition to this, the living organisms in this fungus do not need much oxygen. Mould needs a host surface that is porous though it can also grow on nonporous surfaces. Today most of the outdoor timber decks are made from porous elements like hardwood or composite material which are susceptible to mould growth. Here are three tips on how can the mould be eradicated.
Moulding Infestation Products
Mould removal is can be an expensive process specially if the spores have penetrated the surface. Moulds can devastate your deck significantly and therefore it is important to identify mould growth early and work on it. Using the products that are dedicated to moulding infestation can be your best solution
Avoid Pressure Wash
Many people say pressure washing is the best way to get rid of mould, however, this may be not true. Pressure washing might not be the ideal way at all. The pressure of the water can actually push the mould spores deep into the deck causing great difficulties.
Use Gentler Alternative Compared to Bleaching Treatment
Most of the mould removal products are bleach-based which can cause long-lasting damage to the surface of your deck. There are, however, some natural alternatives to the harsh treatments that can provide you with a gentle solution to the mould problem. You can opt for the vinegar and water mixture or try out the baking soda diluted in water or essential oil diluted in water combination as all of these have anti-fungal properties.
It is very important to check about your treatment method with a decking specialist before applying anything on your deck.
If the mould growth has corrupted your deck to the extent where recovery is not possible, connect with us today. We provide a complete repair and renovation of your timber deck from completely build a new one based on your requirements.