10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects
Spring cleaning is not always exciting for many of us. But it is important. As the holidays and winter near an end and we start looking forward to spring and warm weather, something within us encourages us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and throwing away things we’ve hoarded throughout the winter.
But who says spring cleaning is limited to the interior of a home?
The outside of your home could likely use some tidying up after a cold, wet winter, too!
It’s Time For Home Exterior Cleaning
Here are home exterior cleaning projects that will improve the appearance of your home in Gilbert , and, even more important, will provide much-needed maintenance and care that will save you a lot of money over the years to come.
1. Gutter Cleaning
Spring is the ideal time of year to clean your gutters, since a lot of leaves and debris accumulate in the fall and winter. The pollen count is at its highest in the spring, making a big mess in your gutters and downspouts if they are not properly cleaned.
Plus, bugs and critters are searching for places to build homes in spring, so having your gutters cleaned will help to prevent an infestation in your home.
Gutter cleaning will consist of cleaning the inside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew stains and returning them to a nice appearance.
2. Window Cleaning
Home window cleaning is necessary for spring cleaning. Ground floor windows will not give you too much of a headache, but any second and third floor windows are tougher to reach.
Cleaning windows by hand is a tiring chore, and it will need 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 recommended 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. Which means you will want to pressure wash your home too!
Pressure washing is fast, effective and affordable. You can clean your home, patio furniture, concrete patios, wood and stone porches and walkways with not too much effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they will not stain your home, 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 will just be driving on it, but, 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’s concrete, asphalt, brick or some other material. Also think about adding a gravel border to your driveway to really help it pop!
5. Patio Cleaning
Your patio probably gets the most use throughout the summer, so it is easy to overlook it in the winter since you are not doing any outdoor entertaining, relaxing or grilling. Your patio might be in rough condition the first time you walk onto it in the spring.
Detergent and water – and a little elbow grease – are sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if there are signs of mold or algae, you may need to think about a more serious option, like 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 issues in Gilbert . While you are cleaning the outside of your home, it’s an excellent time to clean your roof as well, but you will 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 most likely the cause. Moss is usually obvious, too. These contaminants can’t be wiped off shingles, nor can you power wash the roof. Both of these methods will damage the shingles on your roof.
The best process for roof cleaning is to mist the shingles with a half-bleach, half-water solution and then leave it be. This solution will eliminate any organisms on your roof without lowering its lifespan.
7. Spruce up the Front
The front of your home is what most people see, so try to make the best impression possible for visitors, neighbors and for yourself! Coming home to a well-maintained exterior will improve your day, and it will probably encourage you to spend a lot more time outdoors.
You can clean your porch with detergent and water or a good power wash. Wipe cobwebs and mud off of the front door, and consider painting it a new color for a really fresh look! Clean unnoticed areas like the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.
8. Organize Outdoor Tools
You will probably be spending much more time outdoors, so spring is a great opportunity to organize the things you will need for outdoor chores.
Gardening tools and pool care equipment must all have an exact place outside your home – a place that is safe from weather and not in sight so it is not a constant eyesore to anyone. Spending the time to organize in the spring will allow you to appreciate the outside of your home much more during the time of year that you spend the most time outdoors.
9. Lawn Care & Landscaping
Your lawn, trees and garden bushes make a big impact on the look of your home.
Remove weeds around your flower beds and walkways, till up areas where you’ll be planting later on and sweep off walkways. You can spray pre-emergent weed killer to make yard maintenance easier on yourself throughout the summer. 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 get rid of leftover ash, then scrub the grates with a plastic scrubber or grill brush (so you do not leave behind metal particles that can sometimes get into food) and a detergent or degreaser.
You can probably finish all of these jobs after a few weekends but it is going to be a lot of tough work. Instead, give us a call! Gilbert Pressure Washing provides professional home exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!