Spring cleaning isn’t always exciting for a lot of us. But it needs to be done. As the holidays and winter come 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 throwing away things we’ve hoarded over the winter months.
But who says spring cleaning is only for the interior of your home?
The outside of your house could probably 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 house in Round Rock, and, even more important, will offer much-needed care and maintenance that will save money over the years ahead.
1. Gutter Cleaning
Spring is the optimal time of year to clean out your gutters, since a lot of leaves and debris accumulate in the fall and winter months. The pollen count is at its highest in the spring, making a mess in your gutters and downspouts if they aren’t cleaned.
Plus, pests and critters are searching for places to build homes in spring, so getting your gutters cleaned out will help stop an infestation in your home.
Gutter cleaning consists of cleaning the inside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew, stains and restoring them to a nice appearance.
2. Window Cleaning
Residential window cleaning is a must for spring cleaning. Ground floor windows shouldn’t give you too much of a headache, but any second and third floor windows can be tougher to reach.
Cleaning windows by hand is a tiring chore, and it will require a lot of supplies, not to mention going up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your exterior windows is the best solution to get the panes and the outer frame clean.
3. Pressure Washing
You do not want clean gutters and clean windows on a dirty home. That means you are going to want to pressure wash your house too!
Pressure washing is quick, effective and affordable. You can pressure clean your home, outdoor furniture, concrete patios, wood and stone porches and walkways with not too much effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they won’t permanently stain your house, 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 deep cleaning might seem counter-productive since you will just be driving on it, but actually, a clean, maintained driveway can increase the curb appeal of your house.
A professional pressure washer can do wonders when it comes to driveway cleaning, whether it is concrete, asphalt, stone or some other material. Also think about adding a gravel or mulch border to your home’s driveway to really help it stand out!
5. Patio Cleaning
Your home’s patio probably gets the most use during the summer months, so it’s easy to overlook it in the winter when you aren’t doing as much outdoor entertaining, relaxing or grilling. Your patio can be in bad condition the first time you walk onto it in the spring.
Detergent and water – and a little hard work – are sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if you see signs of mold or mildew, you need to think about a more aggressive option, like professional power washing, to guarantee that friends and family can safely enjoy your patio all summer.
6. Roof Cleaning
Algae and moss are typical home roof issues in Round Rock. While you are cleaning the outside of your house, it is an excellent time to pressure clean your home’s roof too, but you will need to use a different method than what you use for most of your home’s exterior.
If you see streaks on your home’s roof, algae is probably the reason. Moss is typically obvious, too. These contaminants cannot be scrubbed off shingles, nor can you pressure wash the roof of your house. Both of these methods will damage the shingles on your home’s roof.
The best course of action for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-bleach, half-water mixture and let it be. This solution will kill all organic organisms on your home’s roof without lowering its lifespan.
7. Tidy up the Front
The front of your house is likely what most people see, so make the best impression possible for visitors and for yourself! Coming home to a beautiful exterior will instantly improve your day, and it will even inspire you to spend more time outside.
You can clean your porch with detergent and water or a good pressure wash. Wipe cobwebs and dirt off of the front door, and think about painting it a new color for a fresh look! Clean overlooked areas including the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.
8. Organize Garden Tools
You will probably be spending more time outside, so spring is an excellent chance to organize the things you will need for outdoor work.
Gardening tools as well as pool care equipment must all have an exact place outside your house – a place that it is safe from weather and not in sight so it isn’t a constant eyesore to anyone. Taking the time to organize in the spring will allow you to enjoy the outside of your house so much more during the time of year when you are going to spend the most time outside.
9. Lawn Care & Landscaping
Your lawn, trees and garden bushes make a major impact on the overall look of your house.
Eliminate weeds around your flower beds and walkways and driveway, till up areas where you will be planting in the future and brush off walkways. You can also spray pre-emergent weed killer to make lawn care easier on yourself throughout the next few months. Trim all the bushes too.
10. Clean the Grill
After sitting unused for months, your grill could need a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food particles from your grill are definitely unappetizing, but they can also make you and your family ill.
Wet it down to get rid of ash, then scrub the grates with a scrubber (so you do not leave behind metal particles that can get into food) and a dish soap or degreaser.
You can probably complete these jobs after a few weekends but it is going to be a lot of tough work. Instead, give us a call! RTX Round Rock Pressure Wash offers professional home exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!