Living in Florida, many residents have screened in porches or pool cages. Due to the weather conditions and plant life in the area, you can relate to seeing growing spots of algae up on the aluminum frame, most likely, in the most difficult to reach spots above the middle of the pool.
Luckily, power washing is an easy solution to clean these hard to reach areas of pool cages. You may have heard horror stories of screens ripping because of the force of the pressure washer, but when done correctly and carefully by a professional, this isn’t an issue you’ll need to worry about.
Read on for more information about the process we use to power wash pool cages, tips for maintenance in-between services, and more services needed like paver sealing in the Sarasota, FL area.
An essential cleaning process is power washing in the Sarasota, FL area. Mold and mildew thrive in our hot and humid climate. It’s important to maintain a clean pool area and screened lanai if you have one, because of how easy it is for algae and mildew to grow there.
When we come to power wash your pool cage and deck, we’ll unload our equipment and do any necessary preparations, like covering plants so they aren’t harmed by the cleaning solution we use.
Next we’ll get the washer ready by turning it on a lower pressure setting for going across the screens of the cage. We also stand farther back on the high pressure setting, depending on the space available.
Something you can do before your service is to double check that your screens are secured in place and not loose. If one is loose, the power of the pressure washer will pop it out of place. If you are planning on replacing the screens on your pool cage, we would advise you do that after we pressure wash, just to minimize risk.
Maintenance and Being Proactive Pays Off
As with most things, maintaining the cleanliness of your pool cage is crucial to ensuring a long lifespan for it. If you’re wondering how often you should get your pool cage pressure washed, it should be about every 12 months, which is our recommendation for maintaining your pavers as well.
Spot cleaning, as needed, is a must. Just use a mild detergent in warm water and a soft bristled brush to spot clean any grime or debris from both sides of the screen to keep it looking brand new.
If you’re looking for anything from paver sealing services to power washing in the Sarasota, FL area give us a call today!