Now that September is in full swing, take a little time during this beautiful weekend to clean up your deck. Below, we’ve put together four steps to help you make sure your outdoor space looks fresh before fall arrives:

Step 1. Sweep up debris. It’s much easier to clear your deck before hosing it down, as water causes everything to stick. So the first thing you want to do is grab a broom and sweep up any dirt or leaves that cover the surface.

Step 2. Water your plants. Once you’ve swept away the debris, grab your garden hose and water the plants and vegetables that surround your deck. When you take care of your plants, you can bring your outdoor space to life again, especially if things are starting to look brown.

Step 3. Tackle stains. Getting rid of stains can be tricky, especially because different decks are built out of different materials. But whether your deck is made of wood or concrete, there are several solutions to help you out. For example, wood brighteners are great for cleaning wood, while all-surface cleaners are ideal for concrete.

Step 4. Wet the surface. After you’ve cleared away debris, watered your landscape, and taken care of stains, you’ll want to give your deck a good washing. Grab a wet mop and some dish soap. Squirt a few drops of soap and scrub the surface well. Lastly, water it down to wash away the soap.

Part of getting your deck ready for fall means making your old and worn deck look brand new! Another part is making sure you store away your summer furniture. If you have outdoor patio cushions that you want to stow away, call Triple S! We will thoroughly clean your cushions and repair or even replace foam if desired. Then, we will store them in a clean, dry warehouse and have them ready for pickup or delivery the week you want them in spring.

Triple S has three main plant locations:

Stamford Plant | 400 West Main Street
Norwalk Plant | 337 Westport Avenue
Stratford Plant | 1800 Stratford Avenue