Cleaning Your Floating Dock

aluminum dock spring cleaning

The weather is getting warmer, and many people are heading outside. As you bring your boats and jet skis out of the garage, you may be asking yourself “How do I spring clean my dock?”

Well, we’re glad you asked.

One route you could go is to use a pressure washer. Getting on your hands and knees to scrub is a thing of the past. This would help to get rid of anything sticky or stuck in crevices without the use of chemicals that could possibly alter the surface of your floating dock. Some docks also get slippery, so it will help to make it safer for you and your loved ones.

If your deck is not dirty enough to need a pressure washer, it may be as simple as using a broom to get rid of debris that may have collected on your floating deck. Many people who use these will be swimming and will not want to step on tiny rocks, sticks, or even dead bugs.

Also, if you have bought accessories for your dock like padding and bumpers, then you will want to inspect those as well. These are meant to protect your boat from hitting the dock and getting dinged up, so these are important to clean as well. Make sure that they are attached securely before letting your boat float next to it.

Does your dock have handrails? This part is touched a lot, so you can bet that if it hasn’t been cleaned in a while, there will be germs that can be spread to others. Be proactive if others are using your dock!

Maintenance of your floating dock and its accessories will help you enjoy your boating experience all the more.