Spring cleaning is not always fun for a lot of us. But it is important. As the holidays and winter end and we start looking forward to spring, something inside of us encourages us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and getting rid of things we’ve collected throughout the winter months.
But who says spring cleaning is limited to the inside of a house?
The outside of your house could use a little tidying up after a cold, wet winter, too!
It’s Time For Home Exterior Cleaning
Here are home exterior cleaning projects that will really improve the curb appeal of your house in Pompano Beach, and, more importantly, will offer much-needed care and maintenance that will save a lot of money over the years to come.
1. Gutter Cleaning
Spring is the ideal time of year to clean out your gutters, since a lot of leaves and debris pile up in the fall and winter months. The pollen count is at its highest in the spring, making a huge mess in your gutters if they aren’t properly cleaned.
Plus, pests and critters are looking for places to build homes in spring, so getting your gutters cleaned out will help prevent an infestation in your home.
Gutter cleaning consists of cleaning the inside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew, stains and returning them to a like-new appearance.
2. Window Cleaning
Exterior window cleaning is a must for spring cleaning. First floor windows will not give you too much of a headache, but second and third floor windows can be a bit tougher to reach.
Cleaning windows by hand is a hard job, and it will need a lot of supplies, not to mention climbing up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your home’s windows is the best way to get the panes and the outer frame clean.
3. Pressure Washing
You do not want clean gutters and windows on a dirty house. Which means you are going to want to pressure wash your house too!
Pressure washing is quick, effective and doesn’t cost too much. You can clean your house, outdoor furniture, patios, porches and walkways with not too much effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they will not stain your house, and you can prevent the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.
4. Driveway Cleaning
Clearing off your driveway and giving it a deep cleaning may seem silly since you’ll just be driving on it, but, a clean, cared for driveway can increase the curb appeal of your house.
A professional pressure washing service will do wonders when it comes to driveway cleaning, whether it’s concrete, asphalt, stone or another material. Also think about adding a gravel border to your driveway to really help it stand out!
5. Patio Cleaning
Your patio probably gets the most use during the summer months, so it is easy to forget about it in the winter since you aren’t doing any outdoor entertaining, leisure or grilling. Your patio could be in rough shape the first time you step onto it in the spring.
Detergent and water – and a little hard work – can sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if you notice signs of mold or mildew, you might need to think about a more aggressive option, like professional power washing, to ensure that friends and family can safely enjoy your patio all summer long.
6. Roof Cleaning
Mold and moss are typical roof problems in Pompano Beach. While you’re cleaning the outside of your house, it’s an excellent time to clean your roof too, but you’ll need to use a different process than what you use for the rest of your home’s exterior cleaning.
If you start to notice streaks on your roof, algae is probably the cause. Moss is fairly obvious, too. These particles can’t be scrubbed off of shingles, nor can you power wash the roof of your house. Both of these methods will damage the shingles on your roof.
The best process for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-bleach, half-water mixture and leave it sit. This will eliminate any organisms on your roof without reducing its lifespan.
7. Spruce up the Front
The front of your house is likely what most people passing by see, so try to make the best impression you can for visitors and for yourself! Coming home to a well-maintained exterior will improve your day, and it will even motivate you to spend more time outdoors.
You can clean your front porch with detergent and water or a good power wash. Clean cobwebs and dirt off of the front porch, and think about painting it a new color for a really bright look! Clean unnoticed areas such as the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.
8. Organize Garden Tools
You’ll soon be spending much more time outdoors, so spring is a wonderful opportunity to organize everything you’ll need for outdoor work.
Gardening tools and pool care equipment should all have an exact place outside your house – somewhere that it is safe from harsh weather and not in sight so it is not a constant eyesore. Spending the time to organize in the spring allows you to enjoy the outside of your house so much more during the time of year when you spend the most time outdoors.
9. Lawn Care & Landscaping
Your yard, trees and bushes make a major impact on the overall look of your house.
Kill weeds around the exterior of your flower beds and walkways, till up places where you will be planting later on and brush off walkways. You can spray pre-emergent weed killer to make lawn maintenance easier on yourself throughout the next few months. Trim all the bushes too.
10. Clean the Grill
After sitting unused for months, your gas or charcoal grill could need a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food particles from your grill are definitely unappetizing, but they can make you and your family sick.
Wipe it down to remove ash, then scrub the grates with a scrubber (so you don’t leave behind metal particles that can get into food) and a basic detergent or degreaser.
You could probably finish all of these jobs over the course of a few weekends but it is going to be a lot of hard work. Instead, give us a call! Pompano Beach Pressure Washing provides professional home exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!