Spring cleaning isn’t always fun for most of us. But it is important. As the winter comes to an end and we start looking forward to spring, something inside of us tells us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and purging things we’ve hoarded throughout the winter.
But who says spring cleaning is limited to the inside of a home?
The outside of your home could likely use some tidying up after a cold, dreary winter, too!
It’s Time For Home Exterior Cleaning
Here are home exterior cleaning projects that will really improve the appearance of your home in High Point, and, more importantly, will provide much-needed care and maintenance that will save you a lot of money in years to come.
1. Gutter Cleaning
Spring is the best time to clean your gutters, because a lot of leaves and debris accumulate in the fall and winter. Pollen is at its highest in spring, making a mess in your gutters and downspouts if they aren’t cleaned.
Plus, bugs and critters are looking for places to build homes in spring, so having your gutters cleaned will help stop an infestation in your home.
Gutter cleaning consists of cleaning the inside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew and stains and restoring them to a nice appearance.
2. Window Cleaning
Exterior window cleaning is essential for spring cleaning. Ground floor windows shouldn’t cause you too much of a problem, but second and third floor windows can be trickier to reach.
Cleaning windows by hand is an exhausting job, and it will require a lot of tools, not to mention going up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your exterior windows is the perfect solution to get the panes and the outer frame clean.
3. Pressure Washing
You aren’t going to want clean gutters and clean windows on a dirty home. Which means you are going to want to pressure wash your home too!
Pressure washing is quick, effective and affordable. You can pressure clean your home, patio furniture, concrete patios, porches and walkways with very little effort. It will remove dirt and mud so they won’t permanently stain your home, and you can also stop the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.
4. Driveway Cleaning
Clearing off your home’s driveway and giving it a good cleaning might seem silly because you will be driving on it, but actually, a clean, maintained driveway can increase the curb appeal of your home.
A professional pressure washing service will do wonders for driveway cleaning, whether it is concrete, asphalt, brick or another material. Also consider adding a gravel border to your home’s driveway to really help it stand out!
5. Patio Cleaning
Your home’s patio gets the most use during the summer, so it can be easy to forget about it in the winter when you aren’t doing as much outdoor entertaining, leisure or grilling. Your patio could be in rough condition the first time you walk onto it in spring.
Detergent and water – and a little elbow grease – are sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if you notice signs of mold or mildew, you need to consider a more aggressive option, like professional power washing, to guarantee that friends and family can enjoy your patio all summer.
6. Roof Cleaning
Algae and moss are typical home roof problems in High Point. While you are cleaning the outside of your home, it is a great time to pressure clean your home’s roof as well, but you will need to use a different method than what you use for most of your home’s exterior.
If you start to notice streaks on your home’s roof, algae is probably the reason. Moss is usually obvious, too. These particles can’t be wiped off shingles, nor can you pressure wash the roof of your home. Both of these methods will damage the shingles on your home’s roof.
The best method for roof cleaning is to mist the shingles with a half-bleach, half-water mixture and then leave it be. This solution will kill all organic organisms on your home’s roof without reducing its lifespan.
7. Spruce up the Front
The front of your home is what most people see, so try to make the best impression you can for visitors, neighbors and for yourself! Coming home to a well-maintained exterior will immediately improve your day, and it will probably encourage you to spend more time outside.
You can clean your porch with soap and water or a good pressure wash. Clean cobwebs and mud off of the front porch, and think about painting it for a bright look! Clean overlooked areas including the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.
8. Organize Garden Tools
You’ll be spending a lot more time outside, so spring is a great time to organize whatever you will need for outdoor work.
Yard tools as well as pool care equipment must all have an assigned place outside your home – a place that it is safe from weather and not in sight so it isn’t a constant eyesore to anyone. Spending the time to organize in the spring allows you to enjoy the outside of your home much more during the time of year that you are going to spend the most time outside.
9. Lawn Care & Landscaping
Your lawn, trees and bushes can make a big impact on the look of your home.
Kill weeds near the exterior of your flower beds and walkways, till up places where you’ll be planting in the future and sweep off walkways. You can also spray pre-emergent weed killer to make yard maintenance easier on yourself throughout the summer. Trim all bushes too.
10. Clean the Grill
After being unused for several months, your grill could need a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food from your grill are unappetizing, but they can also make you and your family ill.
Wet it down to remove leftover ash, then scrub the grates with a plastic scrubber (so you don’t leave behind metal particles that can sometimes get into food) and a dish soap or degreaser.
You could probably complete these jobs over the course of a few weekends but it will be a lot of hard work. Instead, give us a call! High Point Pressure Washing provides professional home exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!