10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects
Spring cleaning isn’t fun for a lot of us. But it needs to be done. As the winter end and we begin looking forward to spring, something within us encourages us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and purging things we’ve collected throughout the winter.
But who says spring cleaning is limited to the interior of a home?
The outside of your home could likely use a little refreshing after a cold, dreary winter, too!
It’s Time For Home Exterior Cleaning
Here are home exterior cleaning projects that will improve the curb appeal of your home in Frisco, and, more importantly, will provide much-needed maintenance and upkeep that will save you money over the years to come.
1. Gutter Cleaning
Spring is the optimal time to clean your gutters, because a lot of leaves and debris collected during the fall and winter. Pollen is at its highest during spring, making a mess in your gutters if they aren’t cleaned.
Plus, bugs and critters are searching for places to build their homes during spring, so getting your gutters cleaned will help stop an infestation in your home.
Gutter cleaning will consist of cleaning the inside and outside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew, stains and restoring them to a nice appearance.
2. Window Cleaning
Exterior window cleaning is a must for spring cleaning. First floor windows will not cause you too much of an issue, but any second and third floor windows are a bit trickier to reach.
Cleaning windows by hand is a tiring chore, and it will require a lot of tools, 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 nice and clean.
3. Pressure Washing
You do not want clean gutters and clean windows on a dirty home. Which means you are going to want to pressure wash your home too!
Pressure washing is fast, effective and doesn’t cost too much. You can clean your home, outdoor furniture, patios, wood and stone porches and walkways with very little effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they will not permanently 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 will still be driving on it, but, a clean, well-cared for driveway can increase the curb appeal of your home.
A professional pressure washer can do wonders when it comes to driveway cleaning, whether it is pavement, asphalt, brick or some other material. Also think about adding a gravel or mulch border to your driveway to really help it stand out!
5. Patio Cleaning
Your patio probably gets the most use throughout the summer, so it is easy to overlook it during the winter since you aren’t doing as much outdoor entertaining, leisure or grilling. Your patio might be in pretty rough shape the first time you walk onto it in spring.
Detergent and water – and a little elbow grease – are sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if you see signs of mold or algae, you may need to think about a more aggressive option, like professional power washing, to guarantee that friends and family can enjoy your patio all summer.
6. Roof Cleaning
Algae and moss are typical home roof problems in Frisco. While you are cleaning the outside of your home, it is an excellent time to clean your roof too, but you will need to use a different process than the one you use for the rest of your home’s exterior.
If you start to see streaks on your roof, algae is probably the reason. Moss is typically obvious, too. These particles cannot be scrubbed off of shingles, nor can you power wash the roof of your home. Both of these methods will destroy the shingles on your roof.
The ideal method for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-water, half-bleach mixture and then let it sit. This will kill all organisms on your roof without reducing its lifespan.
7. Tidy up the Front
The front of your home is probably what most people passing by see, so try to make the best impression you can for visitors and for yourself! Coming home to a well-maintained exterior will improve your day, and it will probably inspire you to spend a lot more time outside.
Clean your front porch with detergent and water or a good power wash. Wipe cobwebs and mud off of the front door, and think about painting it for a fresh look! Clean forgotten areas including 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 a great opportunity to organize whatever you will need for outdoor work.
Yard tools and pool care equipment need to all have a specific place outside your home – somewhere that it is safe from harsh weather and not in sight so it isn’t a constant eyesore to anyone. Spending the time to organize in the spring allows you to appreciate the outside of your home much more during the time of year when you are going to spend the most time outside.
9. Lawn Care & Landscaping
Your lawn, trees and bushes can make a big impact on the look of your home.
Get rid of weeds around your flower beds and walkways, till up places where you’ll be planting in the future and brush off walkways. You can also spray pre-emergent weed killer to make lawn care easier on yourself throughout the next few months. Trim all bushes too.
10. Clean the Grill
After sitting unused for several months, your grill could use a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food particles from your grill are definitely unappetizing, but they can also make you and your family ill.
Wipe it down to get rid of leftover ash, then scrub the grates with a scrubber or grill brush (so you don’t leave behind metal particles that can sometimes get into food) and a dish soap or degreaser.
You could probably complete these projects over the course of a few weekends but it will be a lot of hard work. Instead, give us a call! DTC Frisco Pressure Washing offers professional residential exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!