10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects
Spring cleaning isn’t fun for a lot of us. But it needs to be done. As the holidays and winter near an end and we start looking forward to spring, something within us pushes us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and purging things we’ve hoarded over the winter.
But who says spring cleaning is limited to the interior of a house?
The outside of your house could 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 drastically improve the appearance of your house in Pearland, and, more importantly, will offer much-needed maintenance and upkeep that will save money in years to come.
1. Gutter Cleaning
Spring is the optimal time of year to clean your gutters, since so many leaves and debris accumulate in the fall and winter. The pollen count is at its highest in spring, making a huge mess in your gutters and downspouts if they aren’t cleaned.
Plus, bugs and animals are searching for places to build their homes in spring, so having 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 stains and returning them to a like-new appearance.
2. Window Cleaning
Exterior window cleaning is a must for spring cleaning. First floor windows shouldn’t give you too much of a problem, but any second and third floor windows can be trickier to reach.
Cleaning windows by hand is an exhausting job, and it will require a lot of tools, not to mention climbing up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your home’s windows is the recommended solution to get the panes and the outer frame clean.
3. Pressure Washing
You don’t want clean gutters and clean windows on a dirty house. Which means you will want to pressure wash your house too!
Pressure washing is quick, effective and doesn’t cost too much. You can pressure clean your house, outdoor furniture, concrete patios, wood and stone porches and walkways with very little effort. It will remove dirt and mud so they won’t permanently stain your house, and you can also prevent the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.
4. Driveway Cleaning
Clearing off your home’s driveway and giving it a deep cleaning may seem strange since you will still be driving on it, but actually, a clean, well-cared for driveway can increase the curb appeal of your house.
A professional pressure washer can do wonders for driveway cleaning, whether it is pavement, asphalt, stone or some other material. Also think about adding a gravel or mulch border to your home’s driveway to really help it pop!
5. Patio Cleaning
Your home’s patio gets the most use during the summer, so it is easy to overlook it in the winter when you aren’t doing any outdoor entertaining, leisure or grilling. Your patio might be in bad shape the first time you go onto it in spring.
Soap and water – and a little hard work – are sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if you see signs of mold or algae, you need to think about a more serious option, like professional power washing, to guarantee that friends and family can safely enjoy your patio all summer long.
6. Roof Cleaning
Algae and moss are typical roof problems in Pearland. While you are cleaning the outside of your house, it is a great time to pressure clean your home’s roof too, but you will have to use a different process than what you use for the rest of your home’s exterior.
If you start to see streaks on your home’s roof, algae is most likely the cause. Moss is typically obvious, too. These particles cannot be wiped off of shingles, nor can you power wash the roof. Both of these methods will destroy the shingles on your home’s roof.
The best course of action for roof cleaning is to mist the shingles with a half-water, half-bleach mixture and then leave it be. This solution will eliminate all organisms on your home’s roof without reducing its lifespan.
7. Spruce up the Front
The front of your house is what most people passing by see, so try to make the best impression you can for visitors, neighbors and for yourself! Coming home to a well-maintained exterior will immediately improve your day, and it will motivate you to spend a lot more time outdoors.
You can clean your porch with detergent and water or a good power wash. Clean cobwebs and dirt off of the front door, and think about painting it for a fresh look! Clean unnoticed areas like the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.
8. Organize Garden Tools
You’ll probably be spending much more time outside, so spring is a wonderful chance to organize whatever you will need for outdoor chores.
Gardening tools as well as pool care equipment should all have an exact area outside your house – a place that it is safe from harsh weather and out of sight so it isn’t a constant eyesore to anyone. Taking the time to organize in the spring allows you to enjoy 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 overall look of your house.
Eliminate weeds around your flower beds and walkways, till up areas where you’ll be planting in the future and sweep off walkways. You can also 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 being unused for several months, your grill could need a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food from your grill are 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 particles that can sometimes get into food) and a basic detergent or degreaser.
You can probably complete all of these jobs after a few weekends but it is going to be a lot of tough work. Instead, give us a call! PRO Pearland Pressure Washing provides professional home exterior cleaning services for driveway cleaning, patio cleaning, pressure washing, roof cleaning and more!