Outdoor decks can bring great added value to your home because they extend your available space and allow you to entertain outside. They are truly great additions to your home, but only if they are in good shape. Over time, wood decks degrade, and if not taken care of, they can become unsightly and, worse yet, dangerous. We’re going to discuss what you can do to salvage your deck, you may have to have it removed by Orlando junk removal professionals.
- Signs of Wear and Tear: You can tell if your deck has seen better days by checking for telltale signs of damage. Check for wood that flexes too much under your weight; it might be rotting. Softened wood with mold or fungus is definitely a sign that something has gone awry. Another sign is to feel for splinters along the edges of the planks. A few splinters are fine, but finding too many could be a sign of a deck going bad. Use some gloves and foot protection to check, but if it is very serious, you might have already felt the pain small splinters can provide. With this level of damage, your deck might have to be torn out, in which a call to Junk Angel’s Orlando junk removal experts would be wise.
- Preventative Treatment: If you’ve been taking care of your deck properly, it should last you about 20 years worth of use before being replaced. Professionals recommend re-sealing your deck every two years to protect the wood underneath. If you haven’t been keeping up with its maintenance, or if you aren’t sure if a previous owner did, then your deck might be in trouble. Coupled with the aforementioned visual signs, your deck might need to be scrapped altogether. Specializing in Orlando junk removal for the past 12 years, Junk Angel’s professionals are experienced in deck removal and can help you start fresh.
Don’t be alarmed if your deck needs to be replaced; it gets a lot of damage thanks to our Florida weather as well as the natural aging process. If you’ve Orlando junk removal needs for your home or business, give Junk Angel a call. Contact us at 1-888-80ANGEL, or ask for a quote online.