Need a little help with cleaning decks

Jgraves690

New member
Hi, I'm in need of help. What's the proper way to get mold of a pressure treated deck using low pressure? I'm new to this and when I'm washing houses I keep getting asked if I can do the deck to. I want to be able to say yes I'll do the deck but truth is I'm not sure of the best most safest way to do so with out damaging the wood and to be there 5 hours doing so.

From what I've read on here it's best to soak the deck with water, hit it with your house wash mix, mine consists of 12.5 SH, fresh wash, and water from the xjet5. Let it dwell then use low pressure nozzle and clean it. Then a neutralizer/brightener.

I just bought some F8 oxbright from pressure tek I think that's what people are using.

If this is correct, how is the F8 applied? With a pump sprayer? Or is there a better way to clean the deck? Sorry for the dumb question, just want to be as professional and efficient as I can. Thanks in advance for any help with this.

John.


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JBurd

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I'm not sure house wash mix on a pre-wetted deck is going to have much effect on heavy mildew. If you skip the pre-wetting, the rest sounds pretty close to what we do, except we use the low rinse j-rod nozzle (soap nozzles don't cut it on wood). Also, I prefer to use sodium percarbonate in some cases.
 

Jgraves690

New member
Thanks for the reply, I have a Jrod with loaded with 060, 0540, 1540, and 2540. They'll all good. How do you guys apply the brightener? And where would I find the percarbonate?


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