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Time to Clean Your Boat Dock!

If you own a boat, then you know that keeping it in good condition is an ongoing process. One of the most important parts of this process is cleaning your boat dock regularly. Your dock needs to be cleaned at least every season, if not more often depending on its location and usage. If you are not ready to clean your own dock, consider hiring a professional company to help with the task. Here are just some of the reasons why hiring someone else to do this dirty work can actually save time and money in the long run:


Cleaning your boat dock will extend its lifespan and save you money

It's a fact of life: boats are dirty. They're made of metal, they have motors that spit oil and gas, and they're constantly exposed to saltwater. This can make the dock where you keep your boat even dirtier than the boat itself!

It's important to take care of your dock so you don't have to pay for expensive repairs or removal later on. The more time between cleanings, the faster wear and tear will add up—and it's more expensive if you need to replace an entire section instead of just patching damaged areas.

The longer you wait, the harder it is.

You may be thinking, how hard can it be to clean my dock? Well, if you wait too long, the task becomes much more difficult. The longer you wait to clean your boat dock, the more work it takes and the more damage can be done to it. If left unattended for too long, your dock may even need to be replaced entirely! To avoid this situation altogether and keep your dock looking great all year round, there are several things that you should consider doing as soon as possible:

  • Clean any debris from around the area where water flows into or out of your boat dock system

  • Remove fish scales from around all of your dockside pumps and valves (if applicable)

  • Inspect all hoses for leaks and replace them if necessary

It is physically challenging work.

Cleaning the boat dock is physically challenging. It's hard, sweaty work and you have to be in good shape to do it. You need to be careful not to get hurt or damage your boat.

You can't reach all the spots you need to clean.

You can't reach all the spots you need to clean.

This is a common problem with boat docks, especially if the dock isn't level or doesn't have stairs on one side. You can only see a small part of it at a time, making it hard to maintain without losing track of things like crud and algae build-up. A professional will know how to tackle the job and the most effective way to clean those hard to reach spots.

Letting a professional clean your dock will save you time and give you peace of mind.

You don’t have the time, strength or desire to clean your dock. The job will be done properly if you let a professional do it for you. They can reach spots that are hard for the average person to reach, such as on top of pilings and underneath metal stairs. If you try to clean these yourself by climbing onto your dock without proper safety gear—or worse yet, walking along its edge—you risk falling into the water and hurting yourself badly enough that you won’t be able to swim away from predators lurking below. A professional dock cleaner will also give your boat a good scrub down while they're at it!

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