Stairs and steps are slippery when wet

Cause

Moss or dirt build-up on stairs 

Repair

  • clean the stairs by waterblasting to remove dirt and moss build-up 
  • clean stairs by washing using a stiff bristle brush with water and a mild detergent, or a solution of 1 part household bleach to 4 parts water; rinse off thoroughly
  • prime and paint timber steps and sprinkle sand over the paint top coat before it dries

Cause

A smooth tread surface (worn grooved decking timber or non-grooved decking timber used)

Repair

  • replace existing treads with grooved decking timber
  • staple galvanised wire mesh over the stair treads
  • fix proprietary nosings or self-adhesive grip strips to the treads