Before you take the first “Cannonball!” of summer, it’s time to take a look at your pool deck. Is a season’s worth of mold and mildew still building up? Are your paver stones in need of a reseal?

Fixing up your pool for the summer is an important part of home maintenance. Here are five reasons to schedule a soft wash for your pool deck today:

1. A clean pool deck keeps you safe from germs, bacteria, and other gunk.

When you’re getting ready to jump in the pool, the last thing you want is to step on something gross. Pool decks, given their constant contact with moisture and the warm air of summer, are a breeding ground for mold and algae. However, they’re also the perfect homes for bacteria, viruses, and other nastiness that can wreak havoc on your immune system, not just your home.

Regular cleanings remove the substances that are harmful to humans, so your home can be your kids’ party central all summer long.

 

2. Regular cleanings protect from mold and mildew.

No one wants to swim in a pool that’s turned green. When you own a home in Jacksonville, Florida, fighting mold and mildew becomes part of your annual routine. When mold has enough time to build up, it can pose a serious risk to your deck’s structural integrity. Regular cleanings are the best way to get rid of mold and mildew on a pool deck.

Besides the health benefits, removing mold and mildew also helps reduce the risk of painful slips and falls. No more sliding around on green gunk!

 

3. Soft washing your pool deck protects the rest of your home.

This is especially critical when it comes to removing invasive species and other growths. Regular maintenance checks for your outdoor areas keep bacteria, mold, and other Florida species from spreading.

Often, it’s during cleaning in a hard-to-reach area when we discover another maintenance pain point. Scheduling regular cleanings for your outdoor areas gives you a chance to identify other issues you might have missed at first glance!

 

4. A sparkling swimming pool raises your property value.

Like custom landscaping adds curb appeal, taking great care of your swimming pool adds dollar figures onto your home’s total value. In fact, a clean swimming pool can add as much as 5 to 8 percent to your home’s total value — but when it comes time for house tours, don’t let prospective buyers be turned away by a messy pool deck!

The best way to improve your home’s property value is to make sure it’s as homey on the outside as it is inside. Regular soft washes for your pool and roof, power washes for your driveway and sidewalks, and cleanings for your gutters and windows all help your home give the best first impression.

 

5. Regular maintenance saves you money in the long run.

A soft wash might seem expensive at first, but when you do the math, outdoor maintenance becomes a critical part of your budget. Regular cleanings lower the risk of requiring serious repairs and home improvement projects.

For example, regular services to remove mold, seal pavers against excess moisture, and clean up a wooden deck all contribute to the structural integrity of outdoor spaces. Without these regular cleanings, mold and mildew can break down the organic matter around your pool deck. Unsealed pavers can get lodged out of place, and wood can warp and break!

 

At Diamond Power Washing and Maintenance, our mission is to make your home the best place to live in Saint Johns County, Florida. With power and soft washing, stone and deck renewal, and paver sealing, we can make your outdoor space THE place to be, all summer long.

It’s time to make your pool deck the ultimate summer hangout. Give us a call at (904) 747-4DPW (4379) or fill out our online contact form to receive your FREE estimate!

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