10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects

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Spring cleaning is not always exciting for most of us. But it is important. As the holidays and winter end and we begin looking forward to spring, something inside of us encourages us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and getting rid of things we’ve hoarded throughout the winter months.

But who says spring cleaning is only for the interior of your house?
The exterior of your home could probably 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 appearance of your home in Sandy Springs, and, even more important, will offer much-needed care and maintenance that will save money over the years ahead.

1. Gutter Cleaning

Spring is the optimal time to clean out your gutters, since a lot of leaves and debris collect in the fall and winter months. Pollen is at its highest in spring, making a big mess in your gutters and downspouts if they are not properly cleaned.

Plus, pests and animals are scavenging for places to build their homes in spring, so having your gutters cleaned out will help prevent an infestation in your home.

Gutter cleaning consists of cleaning the inside and outside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew, stains and returning them to a nice appearance.

2. Window Cleaning

Residential window cleaning is essential for spring cleaning. First floor windows shouldn’t cause you too much of a problem, but second and third floor windows can be trickier to reach.

Cleaning windows by hand is a hard chore, and it will need a lot of tools, not to mention climbing up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your exterior windows is the recommended way to get the panes and the outer frame clean.

3. Pressure Washing

You do not want clean gutters and windows on a dirty house. That means you are going to want to pressure wash your home too!

Pressure washing is fast, effective and affordable. You can pressure clean your house, outdoor furniture, patios, porches and walkways with very little effort. It will eliminate dirt and mud so they won’t permanently stain your home, and you can prevent the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.

4. Driveway Cleaning

Clearing off your home’s driveway and giving it a deep cleaning might seem silly since you’ll just be driving on it, but actually, a clean, well-cared for driveway can increase the curb appeal of your home.

A professional pressure washing service can do wonders for driveway cleaning, whether it’s concrete, asphalt, brick or another material. Also think about adding a gravel or mulch border to your home’s driveway to really help it stand out!

5. Patio Cleaning

Your home’s patio gets the most use in the summer months, so it can be easy to overlook it in the winter since you are not doing a lot of outdoor entertaining, leisure or grilling. Your patio might be in pretty rough shape the first time you step onto it in spring.

Soap and water – and a little hard work – can sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if there are signs of mold or mildew, you may need to think about a more aggressive option, like power washing, to guarantee that friends and family can enjoy your patio all summer.

6. Roof Cleaning

Algae and moss are typical roof problems in Sandy Springs. While you are cleaning the exterior of your home, it’s a great time to pressure clean your home’s roof as well, but you’ll need to use a different method than what you use for most of your home’s exterior.

If you see streaks on your home’s roof, algae is most likely the reason. Moss is typically obvious, too. These particles cannot be wiped off shingles, nor can you power wash the roof. Both of these methods will ruin the shingles on your home’s roof.

The best process for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-water, half-bleach solution and let it sit. This solution will eliminate any organic organisms on your home’s roof without reducing its lifespan.

7. Spruce up the Front

The front of your home is probably what most people see, so try to make the best impression possible for visitors and for yourself! Returning home to a well-maintained exterior will improve your day, and it will probably motivate you to spend more time outside.

You can clean your front porch with soap and water or a good power wash. Clean cobwebs and dirt off of the front porch, and think about painting it for a really fresh look! Clean overlooked areas like the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.

8. Organize Outdoor Tools

You’ll soon be spending a lot more time outdoors, so spring is a wonderful chance to organize everything you’ll need for outdoor work.

Gardening tools as well as pool care equipment must all have an exact place outside your home – somewhere that it is safe from harsh weather and not in sight so it is not a constant eyesore. Spending the time to organize in the spring will allow you to appreciate the exterior of your home much more throughout the time of year that you are going to spend the most time outside.

9. Lawn Care & Landscaping

Your lawn, trees and garden bushes make a big impact on the overall look of your home.

Get rid of weeds around your flower beds and walkways, till up areas where you will be planting in the future and sweep off walkways. You can spray pre-emergent weed poison to make lawn care easier on yourself throughout the next few months. Trim all bushes too.

10. Clean the Grill

After being unused for months, your grill could use a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food particles from your grill are unappetizing, but even worse they can make you and your family ill.

Wet it down to get rid of leftover ash, then scrub the grates with a plastic scrubber or grill brush (so you do not leave behind metal particles that can sometimes get into food) and a detergent or degreaser.

You could probably complete these projects after a few weekends but it will be a lot of hard work. Instead, give us a call! Sandy Springs Pressure WashCo. offers professional residential exterior cleaning services for driveway cleaning, patio cleaning, pressure washing, roof cleaning and more!

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