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How to get ready for BBQ season

Posted by Kirby Cox on Friday, May 5th, 2017 at 7:52am.

May is BBQ Month, and the weather looks perfect for the weekend and the near future. The sun is out, the weekend is here and it's great for grilling!

If you haven't already, it's time to get your patio or deck ready for sun and grilling with family and friends! Here's some quick tips for cleaning your patio.

For Wood Patios:

  • Clean off debris from your deck
  • Inspect for damages: loose boards, nails or rough spots
  • Replace boards if necessary
  • Replace or fix protruding nails
  • Smooth/sand out any rough spots (may need to repaint or restain these spots)
  • Use a deck cleaner (available at hardware stores, ask about the best type for your material)
  • Wear protection when using the cleaner, and hose off patio with water after 20 minutes

For Concrete Patios:

  • Check for weeds that tend to stick out between the concrete cracks
  • Sweep the patio with a stiff broom, then scrub the surface with soap and water
  • Remove oil-based stains

Here's some information on how to prepare for the ultimate BBQ experience this spring and summer. Enjoy your patio and backyard this spring/summer, happy barbecuing!

It’s not the barbecues in my life that count, it’s the life in my barbecues. – Mae West

Kirby Cox

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