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Decking

Routine Care Task

Inspect decking for deterioration

Priority

The purpose for doing this task is that a deck that has been allowed to deteriorate can cause serious injuries by allow people to fall, trip, etc.

Timing: 

May (yearly)


NOTE: The tasks and timings shown here for your Decking are based on a single-family home (owned), located in Massachusetts, United States, with priority set at ‘1 star' or higher, for all possible goals.


If you set your personalization differently in your Home Wizard app, then you may get reminders for different tasks and timings in your recommended home care program for your Decking.

How To

decking care Inspect all outdoor wooden structures for signs of wear and deterioration. Use a screwdriver or wood awl to probe for soft spots.

Check the handrails, spindles, and other railing supports to ensure they can hold the weight of a large person leaning against them.

Check the deck flooring for boards that have split, warped, or came loose.

Check stairs by carefully applying weight on each step.

Tighten any nuts and bolts.

Helpful Accessories

Wood Brightener
Wood Brightener

It is mixed with water to brighten and restore the natural beauty of exterior wood

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Floor Stripper Pad
Floor Stripper Pad

For wet or dry stripping

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Floor Deck Scrub Brush
Floor Deck Scrub Brush

Heavy duty floor scrub brush for wet or dry surface

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Deck Wood Stain and Sealer
Deck Wood Stain and Sealer

Provides quality coating and professional grade sealant for exterior wood projects

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Deck Wood Cleaner
Deck Wood Cleaner

Cleans and restores decks and other weathered exterior wood

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60-80 Grit Sand Papers
60-80 Grit Sand Papers

Larger numbers indicate coarser sandpaper

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Benefits

  • Health & Safety
  • Maintaining Value
  • Avoiding Unscheduled Repairs
  • Appearance

The benefits of this task are high, for helping to reduce potential safety hazards.

Costs

The cost of this task is relatively low. It is estimated that this task should take about 30-60 minutes to complete, depending on the size and style of your decking. You will need a screwdriver or wood awl, a flashlight, and wrenches to complete this task.

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