Spring Cleaning

Spring Cleaning

Mar 8, 2024

Spring cleaning is a yearly ritual that many people look forward to after the long winter months.

It’s a time to refresh, renew, and get organized. One aspect of spring cleaning that is often overlooked is exterior cleaning. It’s essential to keep the outside of your home clean, not only for aesthetics but also for maintenance purposes. In this article, we’ll discuss the routine exterior spring cleaning tasks that you can do to keep your home looking its best. Here are some steps that will help you with your spring cleaning:

1. Assess the state of your home’s exterior

Walk around the perimeter and take note of any areas that need attention. This might include dirty windows, moldy siding, black streaks on your roof or overflowing gutters. Make a list of these tasks so that you can work through them systematically. Then you will need to decide if you want to handle these yourself, or hire a professional. If you decide to do it yourself, you will need to get the proper equipment and cleaning supplies to get the job done. You’ll need a ladder, a power washer, a squeegee and different cleaning solutions for each of the surfaces that you will be cleaning.

2. Start at the top and work down.

First take care of any mold or debris on your roof. Then clean out the gutters – removing all leaves, branches, and other debris that may have found their way into your gutters over the winter. This will help prevent clogs and ensure that your gutters are flowing properly. 

3. Siding is the next step in your spring clean-up!

You should apply a cleaning solution that will brighten the siding and kill any mold. Then use a power washer to rinse away any loose dirt and solution on the siding. Make sure to rinse off all of the solution and do not use too much pressure! 

4. Clean your windows!

In Michigan, we barely see the sun. Make sure your windows are clean so that you are not blocking the limited sun that we do get! Use a glass cleaner and a squeegee to clean the outside of each window.

Exterior spring cleaning is an essential part of maintaining your home’s appearance and functionality.

Completing these tasks will ensure that your home looks its best and is ready for the warmer months ahead. Don’t forget to take before and after pictures to see the difference that your hard work has made! If any or all of those tasks seem daunting, give us a call at 616-201-8282 or request a free quote and we’ll help you check these items off the list this spring! 

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