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Charlotte Green Deck Cleaning

How Renew Crew of Charlotte is making the competition green with envy

Who cleans your exterior surfaces? Do you have a company you use for scheduled deck and exterior cleaning? Do you clean your surfaces yourself? No matter what your answer is, chances are one of the main ingredients being used in the process is bleach.

The debate about using bleach as a deck cleaner has been ongoing for decades. The truth is, unscrupulous and uneducated cleaning companies will incorrectly use bleach to clean your deck and other outdoor surfaces. This is because bleach is abundant and cheap, which is dangerous not only for the environment but for you and your family!

Bleach is highly poisonous to breathe in and it breaks down decking made of natural wood and composite to the point that it will need to be replaced because it deteriorates the structure’s integrity. In fact, many composite decking manufacturers will void your warranty if bleach is used as a cleaner. It’s so damaging and harmful that it can cause innumerable health problems such as vomiting, injury to your lungs, burns, and excruciating headaches. And it doesn’t only affect humans—it also affects your pets and plant materials within your landscape, too.


Bleach damages your landscape and turf grasses.

Chlorine bleach is so destructive that it causes chipping, cracking and splintering of both natural and composite deck boards. It is highly corrosive, putting the structural components of your deck at risk. Vital elements used in the construction of your deck, such as screws, nails, bolts and hangers will be damaged and pitted over time as bleach wreak its havoc on the support of your deck. Instead of having a structure that can last several decades, you will be replacing it sooner rather than later thanks to the acidic nature of this harsh chemical.

In honor or Earth Day, which is April 22nd, Renew Crew of Charlotte wants to discuss how our eco-friendly cleaning solutions differ from others.

The products we use at Renew Crew of Charlotte aren’t noxious or hazardous.Our exclusive biodegradable and environmentally-friendly foam clings and penetrates, loosening deep-down dirt and gray wood fibers. The foam lifts the loosened dirt, bringing it to the surface, while also killing mold and mildew without harsh chlorines.


Ipe wooden deck cleaned by Renew Crew of Charlotte

Not only do we clean your deck in an environmentally-friendly way, but we can also stain and properly seal it afterward so it is protected from detrimental ultraviolet rays and resistant to mold and mildew. An old deck—whether wood or composite—will look almost as if it’s brand spanking new. We can clean all your outdoor surfaces including masonry, stone concrete and even your home’s siding!

Contact Renew Crew of Charlotte today to learn more about bleach-free exterior cleaning for your deck, siding and all your exterior surfaces. You can reach us at (704) 944-1350.