Updated: Jul 25, 2022
Time is money, and your dock and pier are just another part of your investment. You want to protect it, maintain it and keep it looking great. It’s always best to make sure that your dock is clean before launching the boat or bringing in a load of supplies, but you can’t do both at once. Luckily, there’s an easier solution: annual power washing!
If you are thinking about cleaning your boat dock yourself, there are some things to consider. It takes a lot of time and effort to scrub, rinse and clean all the areas that need attention. You will also need to invest in some specialized equipment such as brushes or power washers. Additionally, you will have to purchase the correct chemicals and pressure washer (high pressure vs low pressure).
In addition, when cleaning docks manually it is difficult getting at those hard-to-reach places which require special tools like a long handled brush or telescoping pole. In addition, it can be challenging determining how much chemical needs to be applied where due to splashing water making things slippery and if you are using an electric power washer then creating too much suction can damage pier pilings and cause other problems with nearby structures such as boats or houses.
There are several ways to save money when it comes to your boat dock and pier power washing. One of the easiest is to have a professional do the work for you, as they will know how to use the right equipment, chemicals and techniques in order to get your dock or pier looking its best. A professional will also know how much water, pressure, and chemical to use. When trying to DIY for the first time, you may find yourself frustrated in the end if you realized you wasted all of your product and water bill. If you are doing it yourself, make sure that you have all of the supplies needed before starting any work and the knowledge on how to use them effectively.
Protect Your Investment
The first thing to realize is that your dock and pier are an investment. You have probably invested a lot of money in your boat, and you want to make sure that it stays in good condition for years to come. The best way to do this is by having your dock or pier power washed regularly.
When you have the wood on your dock or pier cleaned regularly, you will be able to protect against corrosion, algae growth, mold and mildew buildup, sun damage from UV rays which can fade the wood as well as rusting it out faster than normal. You'll also be protecting against dirt accumulation (especially important during winter months) and oil spills which could cause significant damage if left unchecked over time such as rotting out sections of wood where they've soaked up oil over time
If you have a boat dock and pier, you're probably keenly aware of how important it is to maintain the appearance of your site. Your guests may also take note of how well-maintained your docks are and use this as an indicator for how well you run other aspects of their visit.
The appearance of your dock can also affect safety—if people see debris or safety hazards on the decking, they may not feel comfortable walking across it or tie up there themselves. Additionally, if your dock doesn't look shipshape in terms of its repair and maintenance, potential buyers might think that other aspects are neglected as well (such as cleaning). Finally, maintaining the appearance of the docks will help preserve resale value if you decide that owning a lakefront home isn't for you anymore!
Safety is the most important aspect of all! Safety should always be a priority when you're working around water, so it's important that your dock and pier are clean and dry. You'll be able to see where you need to walk or stand, which makes it easier for you to avoid slipping or tripping over something in the water. This can help save time and money in the long run because it will reduce your risk of having an accident on your dock or pier while working on it.
As a boat owner, it’s important to think about the long-term care of your vessel so that you can enjoy it for years to come. One way to do this is by having your dock and pier power washed annually. By having an expert clean your dock and pier, you are ensuring that it is safe for anyone coming aboard or off of their boat at any time during the year. This will also save time because there won’t be any need for scrubbing down after each use!
Call American Exteriors to receive a quote today or answer ay questions you may have about your dock and how to clean it.