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    3 tips for ensuring your deck's health this summer

    Published on 29 November 2015, Sunday, 9:42 PM

    December is upon us, marking the official start of summer and the build-up to the festive season. Many people will be starting to spend more time out of the house, particularly as festive parties and public holidays begin to occupy more space on the calendars.

    For a lot of Australians, that means parking up on the deck, enjoying the smells and sizzles of the BBQ and passing mild evenings with friends and family. In preparation for its increased use, why not take the time to perform a quick health check on your deck? Its constant exposure to the elements means it might be in need of a spruce up.

    1. Cleaning your deck

    In many cases, there will be little maintenance needed beyond a thorough cleaning. Blasting away all that unsightly and unhygienic dirt and grime build-up not only makes things look nicer for yourself or any guests you might have, but also helps to preserve the integrity of the wood of your deck.

    To make things easy for you, Kennards Hire has a range of pressure cleaners with varying strength and temperature options. No matter how big your deck, we'll have the right cleaning option for you.

    2. Sanding off those rough edges

    All wooden decks are vulnerable to general wear and tear, and sometimes you need a slightly bigger arsenal to make everything look presentable. Getting rid of any gouges, scratches and uneven patches in the wood can also help prevent any unfortunate accidents over the summer.

    No-one wants to spend hours down on their hands and knees with a swatch of sandpaper, so drop in to your local Kennards Hire to rent yourself a sander. Your bare feet might thank you later.

    3. More substantial maintenance

    Sometimes things can get so bad with your deck, particularly if it is older, that a simple cleaning or sanding just won't cut the mustard - you need to perform some serious surgery. PropertySafe reports that 60 per cent of all preventable accidents occur in the home, so any loose or otherwise deteriorating boards on your deck are going to need to be replaced before they can do some real harm.

    Whether you have leftover timber from when the deck was built, or have to pick up some new supplies, you're going to need saws to trim the replacement lengths you require. Kennards Hire can provide you with the right operating instruments here too.

    Come and visit us at Kennards Hire today, and get everything you need to prepare your deck for a safe and enjoyable summer.

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    Nathan Mills
    Nathan is a seasoned Kennards Hire team member passionate about empowering DIYers in their projects. He loves everything DIY and brings together years of equipment and project experience to help customers get the right tools for their next job.