Spring is almost here and that means it’s time to spruce up your home inside and out! Winter weather can take a toll on the outside of your home with cold and moist temperatures, high winds, and falling leaves/ branches. Now that the weather is heating up, there has never been a better time to get outside and start cleaning. In this two part series, we will discuss the checklist of what and how to spring clean the outside of your home!
Clean or Repair Screens
Dirt shortens the life of your screens, so make sure and keep them clean to avoid the hassle of replacing them. Remove screens from doors and windows, and spray gently with the hose outside where you will have plenty of space. If necessary, gently scrub the screens with a toothbrush and soapy solution. Rinse gently, dry them down with towels, and replace them back to their original location.
Let that spring sunshine beam in streak-free! Use your favorite solution or create your own! Most people say all you need when you wash windows is two parts water to one part vinegar and one part soap. Lather solution onto windows, removing stuck-on dirt and grime, and then use a squeegee to avoid streaks. Wipe the squeegee blade clean with each swipe to avoid leaving behind marks and streaks. Dry with a static-free cloth and enjoy clean and gleaming windows!
With a garden hose, begin from the top of your brick and work your way down, lingering on darker, dirtier spots. For spots especially dirty or moldy, mix one cup of chlorine bleach with one gallon of water in a bucket and apply it to the bricks using synthetic-bristled, or natural brush. Rinse solution off with the hose. Your bricks will be sparkling!
Dust Off That Deck
First, sweep up the debris off your deck because once the surface is wet, removing debris will be more difficult. Wet your plants and greenery around the deck, so that soap will slide off of them. If you are still worried about the plants, cover them with plastic drop clothes. When choosing a solution, be sure to use one that is the most beneficial to your deck whether it is wood, concrete, or any other surface. Scrub deck gently with water and solution, and rinse off.
Remove Leaves & Weeds From Lawn
Nothing says fall and winter like fallen leaves, but you are ready for spring! Gather all fallen leaves from your lawn and remove all unsightly weeds. Either pull weeds from the root or kill with a weed-killing solution to ensure they will not return. This will give your yard the spring pick me up it needs!
In our next blog, we will discuss even more ways to spring clean the outside of your home! Nothing says spring-cleaning like repairing a damaged roof! Please give us a call or fill out an online quote form so we can help you today!