10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects
Spring cleaning isn’t exciting for many of us. But it is important. As the holidays and winter end and we start looking forward to spring and warm weather, something inside of us encourages us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and getting rid of things we’ve piled up throughout the winter.
But who says spring cleaning is limited to the inside of a house?
The outside of your home could probably use a little refreshing 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 Savannah, and, more importantly, will provide much-needed care and maintenance that will save a lot of money over the years ahead.
1. Gutter Cleaning
Spring is the best time of year to clean your gutters, because so many of leaves and debris accumulated during the fall and winter. Pollen is at its highest during spring, making a mess in your gutters if they are not cleaned.
Plus, bugs and animals are scavenging for places to build homes during spring, so getting your gutters cleaned will help prevent an infestation in your home.
Gutter cleaning will consist of cleaning the inside and outside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew and rust stains and returning them to a nice appearance.
2. Window Cleaning
Home window cleaning is a must for spring cleaning. Ground floor windows will not give you much of a problem, but second and third floor windows can be a bit trickier to reach.
Cleaning windows by hand is an exhausting job, and will require 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 aren’t going to want clean gutters and clean windows on a dirty house. Which means you are going to want to pressure wash your home too!
Pressure washing is quick, effective and doesn’t cost too much. You can clean your house, patio furniture, patios, porches and walkways with very little effort. It will remove dirt and mud so they will not permanently stain your home, and you can prevent 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, a clean, maintained driveway can increase the curb appeal of your home.
A professional pressure washing company can do wonders for driveway cleaning, whether it is pavement, asphalt, stone or another material. Also think about adding a gravel border to your home’s driveway to really make it pop!
5. Patio Cleaning
Your home’s patio probably gets the most use during the summer, so it is easy to forget about it during the winter when you are not doing any outdoor entertaining, relaxing or grilling. Your patio might be in bad shape the first time you step onto it in spring.
Soap and water – and a little hard work – can 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 guarantee that friends and family can enjoy your patio all summer.
6. Roof Cleaning
Mold and moss are typical home roof problems in Savannah. While you’re cleaning the outside of your home, it is an excellent time to clean your home’s roof as well, but you will have to use a different method than the one you use for most of your home’s exterior.
If you notice streaks on your home’s roof, algae is probably the reason. Moss is pretty obvious, too. These contaminants can’t be wiped off shingles, nor can you power wash the roof. Both of these methods will ruin the shingles on your home’s roof.
The ideal process for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-water, half-bleach solution and then let it sit. This mixture will kill all organic organisms on your home’s roof without lowering its lifespan.
7. Tidy up the Front
The front of your home is what most people see, so make the best impression possible for visitors and for yourself! Returning home to a beautiful exterior will instantly improve your day, and will even inspire you to spend more time outside.
You can clean your porch with detergent and water or a good power wash. Clean cobwebs and mud off of the front porch, and consider painting it a new color for a bright look! Clean overlooked areas like the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.
8. Organize Outdoor Tools
You’ll probably be spending more time outdoors, so spring is a wonderful opportunity to organize the things you will need for outdoor chores.
Yard tools and pool care equipment must all have an assigned area outside your home – 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 home so much more during the time of year when you spend the most time outside.
9. Lawn Care & Landscaping
Your yard, trees and garden bushes can make a major impact on the overall look of your home.
Eliminate weeds around your flower beds and walkways and driveway, till up places where you might be planting in the future and sweep off walkways. You can spray pre-emergent weed killer to make lawn maintenance easier on yourself throughout the next few months. Trim all bushes too.
10. Clean the Grill
After being unused for months, your grill could use a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food particles from your grill are definitely unappetizing, but they can make you and your family sick.
Wet it down to remove ash, then scrub the grates with a scrubber or grill brush (so you do not leave behind particles that can get into food) and a basic dish soap or degreaser.
You could probably complete these projects after a few weekends but it is going to be a lot of hard work. Instead, give us a call! Savannah Pressure WashTech provides professional residential exterior cleaning services for driveway cleaning, patio cleaning, pressure washing, roof cleaning and more!