Spring cleaning isn’t always exciting for a lot of us. But it is important. As the winter end and we begin looking forward to spring, something inside of us tells us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and purging things we’ve piled up throughout the winter months.
But who says spring cleaning is only for the inside of your home?
The exterior of your home could likely use some refreshing after a cold, dreary winter, too!
It’s Time For Home Exterior Cleaning
Here are home exterior cleaning projects that will improve the appearance of your home in Lehigh Acres, and, more importantly, will offer much-needed maintenance and care that will save money in years to come.
1. Gutter Cleaning
Spring is the optimal time of year to clean out your gutters, because a lot of leaves and debris pile up during the fall and winter months. The pollen count is at its highest during spring, making a big mess in your gutters if they aren’t properly cleaned.
Plus, bugs and animals are searching for places to build homes during spring, so getting your gutters cleaned out will help stop 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 like-new appearance.
2. Window Cleaning
Exterior window cleaning is a must for spring cleaning. Ground floor windows will not cause you too much of an issue, but second and third floor windows are trickier to reach.
Cleaning windows by hand is an exhausting chore, and will require a lot of supplies, not to mention going up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your home’s windows is the best solution to get the panes and the outer frame clean.
3. Pressure Washing
You aren’t going to want clean gutters and windows on a dirty home. That means you are going to want to pressure wash your home too!
Pressure washing is quick, effective and doesn’t cost very much. You can clean your home, patio furniture, patios, wood and stone porches and walkways with not too much effort. It will eliminate dirt and mud so they will not stain your home, and you can also stop the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.
4. Driveway Cleaning
Clearing off your driveway and giving it a deep cleaning may seem silly because you’ll just be driving on it, but, a clean, cared for driveway can increase the curb appeal of your home.
A professional pressure washing service will do wonders when it comes to driveway cleaning, whether it is pavement, asphalt, stone or another material. Also consider adding a gravel border to your driveway to really make it stand out!
5. Patio Cleaning
Your patio probably gets the most use in the summer months, so it is easy to overlook it during the winter since you aren’t doing any outdoor entertaining, relaxing or grilling. Your patio could be in pretty rough shape the first time you step onto it in spring.
Soap and water – and a little elbow grease – can sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if you see signs of mold or mildew, you might need to consider 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
Algae and moss are typical home roof issues in Lehigh Acres. While you are cleaning the exterior of your home, it is an excellent time to clean your roof as well, but you’ll have to use a different process than the one you use for the rest of your home’s exterior cleaning.
If you start to see streaks on your roof, algae is probably the reason. Moss is pretty obvious, too. These contaminants cannot be scrubbed off shingles, nor can you pressure wash the roof. Both of these methods will destroy the shingles on your roof.
The best method for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-bleach, half-water solution and then leave it sit. This solution will eliminate any organic organisms on your roof without reducing its lifespan.
7. Clean up the Front
The front of your home is likely what most people see, so make the best impression you can for visitors and for yourself! Coming home to a well-maintained exterior will immediately improve your day, and will motivate you to spend a lot more time outdoors.
You can clean your front porch with soap and water or a good pressure wash. Clean cobwebs and dirt off of the front door, and consider painting it for a bright look! Clean forgotten areas like the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.
8. Organize Garden Tools
You’ll probably be spending a lot more time outside, so spring is an excellent opportunity to organize whatever you’ll need for outdoor chores.
Yard tools as well as pool care equipment should all have an exact 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. Spending the time to organize in the spring will allow you to appreciate the exterior of your home so much more throughout the time of year when you are going to spend the most time outdoors.
9. Lawn Care & Landscaping
Your yard, trees and bushes can make a major impact on the look of your home.
Eliminate weeds near the exterior of your flower beds and walkways and driveway, till up places where you will be planting in the future and sweep off walkways. You can also spray pre-emergent weed killer to make yard care easier on yourself throughout the next few months. Trim all 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 unappetizing, but they can also make you and your family sick.
Wipe it down to get rid of leftover ash, then scrub the grates with a plastic scrubber (so you don’t leave behind metal particles that can get into food) and a basic detergent or degreaser.
You could probably complete these projects after a few weekends but it will be a lot of tough work. Instead, give us a call! Lehigh Acres Pressure Washing offers professional home exterior cleaning services for driveway cleaning, patio cleaning, pressure washing, roof cleaning and more!