Who we are

My name is Grant Hodder and I am the owner of Deck Clean Limited, a family owned specialist Timber Cleaning and Restoration business that deals with the things that are generally too hard for a homeowner such as  deck and timber cleaning and restoration and repairs. As you can see from the photos, family is very important as is a clean green outdoors and clean indoor air. This is the ethos that drives us. As kiwis we spend a huge amount of time out doors, both in nature and in our out-door living spaces such as decks and gardens.

 Tongariro CrossingThe Family Skiing

We want the spaces we spend time in with family and friends to be as pleasant as possible, so to that end we provide only high quality cleaning  services that have the smallest environmental impact possible. We use electricity not petrol whenever possible (about 90% of the time) and only “Green” chemicals, certified when possible.

We only do to your home what I would do to my own!

I started cleaning cedar weatherboards and timber decks and fences way back in 1996 when the cedar house I (with my brothers who are both qualified carpenters) built just 5 years earlier started to look very shabby even though the cedar had been properly sealed and stained prior to being nailed (with stainless steel nails) up.

After much research and trial & error I have evolved a 5 step process:
1. Survey, inspection & measure
2. Cleaning and pH Balancing
3. Repairs
4. Sealing and Staining
5. Maintenance

The main thing I have learned over the past 20 years is that each and every job is different. Whenever I think I have seen it all, the next job will throw something new at me. That is why it is critically important to have a time tested process as it will allow for the variations that natural timber always has.

I use only biodegradable chemicals that won’t harm you, your family, pets or plants and low water pressure cleaners that are powered by electricity whenever possible. Petrol water blasters are generally only used on concrete with a specialised surface cleaner.

If you would like me to have a look at your deck, fence, retaining wall, driveway or path, heat pump, etc please call 021 280-4579 or e-mail me at grant@deckclean.co.nz anytime for a NO Obligation FREE quote.