Spring cleaning isn’t fun for many of us. But it is important. As the holidays and winter end and we begin looking forward to spring and warmer weather, something within us encourages us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and purging things we’ve collected over the winter.
But who says spring cleaning is only for the inside of a home?
The outside of your house could likely 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 Rocklin, 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 optimal time to clean out your gutters because a lot of leaves and debris collect in the fall and winter. Pollen is at its highest in spring, making a big mess in your gutters if they aren’t properly cleaned.
Plus, pests and critters are looking for places to build their homes in spring, so getting your gutters cleaned out will help to stop an infestation in your home.
Gutter cleaning will consist of cleaning the inside and outside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew and stains and restoring them to a nice appearance.
2. Window Cleaning
Exterior window cleaning is essential for spring cleaning. First floor windows won’t give you much of a headache, but any second and third floor windows are a bit tougher to reach.
Cleaning windows by hand is an exhausting job, 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 home’s windows is the perfect way 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, porches and walkways with not much effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they won’t permanently stain your house, and you can stop the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.
4. Driveway Cleaning
Clearing off your driveway and giving it a deep cleaning might seem strange because you will just be driving on it, but, a clean, maintained driveway can increase the curb appeal of your house.
A professional pressure washing company will do wonders for driveway cleaning, whether it is pavement, asphalt, brick or another material. Also think about adding a gravel border to your driveway to really help it pop!
5. Patio Cleaning
Your patio gets the most use throughout the summer, so it is easy to forget about it in the winter when you aren’t doing any outdoor entertaining, relaxing or grilling. Your patio can be in rough shape the first time you go onto it in spring.
Detergent and water – and a little muscle – are sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if there are signs of mold or algae, you need to think about a more serious 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 common home roof problems in Rocklin. While you’re cleaning the outside of your house, it is a great time to pressure clean your roof too, but you will need to use a different method than the one you use for the rest of your home’s exterior.
If you start to notice streaks on your roof, algae is most likely the cause. 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 roof.
The ideal process for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-water, half-bleach solution and let it sit. This solution will kill any organisms on your roof without reducing its lifespan.
7. Clean up the Front
The front of your house is likely what most people passing by see, so try to make the best impression possible for visitors, neighbors and for yourself! Coming home to a clean exterior will immediately improve your day, and it will probably encourage you to spend a lot more time outdoors.
Clean your front porch with detergent and water or a good power wash. Clean cobwebs and mud off of the front door, and consider painting it a new color for a bright look! Clean unnoticed areas such as the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.
8. Organize Garden Tools
You will be spending a lot more time outside, so spring is a great chance to organize the things you will need for outdoor work.
Yard tools as well as pool care equipment should all have a specific place outside your house – a place that it is safe from harsh weather and not in sight so it isn’t a constant eyesore. Spending the time to organize in the spring will allow you to appreciate the outside of your house so much more throughout the time of year when you spend the most time outdoors.
9. Lawn Care & Landscaping
Your lawn, trees and garden bushes can make a huge impact on the look of your house.
Eliminate weeds near your flower beds and walkways, till up places where you’ll be planting later on and sweep off walkways. You can spray pre-emergent weed poison to make yard maintenance easier on yourself throughout the next few months. Trim all bushes too.
10. Clean the Grill
After sitting unused for several months, your gas or charcoal grill could use a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food particles from your grill are definitely unappetizing, but even worse they can make you and your family ill.
Wipe it down to remove ash, then scrub the grates with a scrubber (so you don’t leave behind metal particles that can sometimes get into food) and a basic dish soap or degreaser.
You can probably finish these jobs after a few weekends but it will be a lot of tough work. Instead, give us a call! Rocklin Pressure Washing offers professional residential exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!