CARING FOR YOUR PORCH


*Do not drag furniture or other objects across boards as it may cause scratches

*Remove food, spills and other debris and clean immediately to minimize the possibility of staining

*Always test any cleaner on a small portion of your porch before cleaning the entire surface

*Please note that any cleaner can lighten the color of the deck

*Place a mat under metal objects to protect against rust

*Use a plastic snow shovel instead of metal to avoid scratching and damaging the surface

*Use only a calcium chloride-based "ice melt" for removing snow and ice.  Look for the phrases "safe for concrete", "safe for flagstone" and "will not kill grass."

*Avoid ice melt with colorant added. The dyes can stain the deck

*Avoid using sand as it can damage the surface

*Never use salt on the deck or the concrete

*Never apply harsh solvents such as acetone, gasoline, benzene, carbon tetrachloride or paint thinner to the porch

*Do not sand the surfaces





NEVER USE NAILS OR SCREWS TO FASTEN ANYTHING TO THE DECK OR PORCH RAILINGS!


*Damage caused due to abuse or neglect will be at owner's expense*

Sugar Creek HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION