To keep your composite decking in tip top condition we advise you use our recommended (WPC) Wood Polymer Deck cleaner at least twice a year (More in heavy use areas or areas subjected to high levels of contamination).
If you discover any difficult to remove stains, please contact our Technical Department for advice on how best to remove it. Please do not use a jet wash or harsh chemicals as they may cause damage to the surface. If you see dark spots on the surface of the deck, it may be the start of a mould/fungal infection. It is very important you apply an anti-fungal solution to the surface immediately to prevent any infection spreading.
Anti-fungal deck/ patio washes are readily available from any DIY store; however we do recommend Simply Gone and Wet and Forget. For best results please follow the manufacturer’s instructions. While applying, please keep young children and pets away from the area that is being treated. Once the solution has dried the area will be safe to use as normal including after rainfall or washing of the surface.
Simply-Gone or any other anti-fungal washes are harmful to aquatic life and must not be allowed to enter ponds and any other water system. Be kind to the environment and store any remaining solution until needed.
If the winter weather has left your decking slippery or ice covered use sodium chloride (table salt) to remove the snow/ice.
Flowerpots can create potential problems with staining when sitting directly on the deck. Minerals from the soil and fertiliser can end up leaving a white discolouration on the deck. We recommend using a plant stand to elevate and enable air flow underneath.
All items regularly left on the decking can impact on the weathering that the boards received. We recommend that all items of furniture are regularly moved to allow for more evenly distributed weathering.
Ecodek® is an inherently low maintenance product if you follow the above advice and will give you many years of service. If any ecodek® boards become damaged from heavy impact they will need to be replaced with a spare. If a board should become scratched, gouged, chipped please contact the Quality Department direct on 01244 726159 or firstname.lastname@example.org for advice on how best to repair the damage.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding ecodek®, please contact us direct and we will be more than happy to discuss them with you.
Mould growth is normally a result of a poor cleaning regime, poor installation (inadequate drainage or poor ventilation), consistently damp conditions or an area shaded under trees. Most of the mould you first see on the composite decking is in-fact growing on surface dirt. Once mould has established itself it will continue growing and attach itself to the decking surface. If you keep the composite surface clean you should not have any issues with mould growth if fitted correctly.
For mould/fungus to grow on the surface of Composite Decking it requires a number of elements.
It is vital that you treat the whole deck area as soon as you spot the mould. Start by thoroughly covering the area with ‘Simply Gone’ (contact us for details), it is a very easy to apply and biodegradable product that you just spray on and leave to work. It should be noted that while “Simple Gone” will clear the decking mould/fungal growth and eradicate the fungal spores. It should not be treated as an alternative to a regular cleaning routine!
Gloves must be worn when mixing Simply Gone. Face masks & gloves must be worn when spraying.
Ensure the decking area is dry and there is no rain forecast for at least 24 hours before applying ‘Simply Gone’.
If you have any issues or would like more information regarding “Simply Gone” please contact Customer Care and we will answer any questions you may have.