Hosts: Tom Kraeutler & Leslie Segrete
TOM: Alright, here’s what you need to do. First of all, you’re going to need to clean that deck now with a mildicide solution. Now you can use something as simple as bleach and water. You can use OxiClean; good product, does the job. You can use a product called Jomax. These are all mildicides and the trick here is how you apply it. You need to actually wash the deck down, let that stuff sit for 10, 15, 20 minutes. That’s how it goes to work and kills all of that mildew that’s forming on the deck. Then a little light abrasion – sort of a stiff working at it with a broom or a scrub brush, loosen it up, and then a good rinsing. And that’s something you’re going to have to repeat in your neck of the woods probably every six months, I would think; maybe once in the beginning of the season, once towards the end of the season to keep it looking good.