10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects

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Spring cleaning is not always fun for a lot of us. But it is important. As the holidays and winter end and we start looking forward to spring and warm weather, something inside of us encourages us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and purging things we’ve piled up throughout the winter.

But who says spring cleaning is limited to the inside of a house?
The exterior 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 Augusta, and, even more important, will provide much-needed care and maintenance that will save you a lot of money over the years ahead.

1. Gutter Cleaning

Spring is the best time of year to clean your gutters, since so many of leaves and debris pile up in the fall and winter. Pollen is at its highest in spring, making a mess in your gutters and downspouts if they aren’t properly cleaned.

Plus, bugs and critters are searching for places to build their homes in 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

Residential window cleaning is essential for spring cleaning. First floor windows will not give you too much of an issue, but second and third floor windows can be a bit tougher to reach.

Cleaning windows by hand is a tough job, and will require a lot of supplies, not to mention climbing up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your home’s windows is the perfect way to get the panes and the outer frame nice and clean.

3. Pressure Washing

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

Pressure washing is fast, effective and doesn’t cost very much. You can clean your house, outdoor furniture, patios, wood and stone porches and walkways with very little effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they won’t permanently stain your house, and you can stop the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.

4. Driveway Cleaning

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

A professional pressure washer can do wonders when it comes to driveway cleaning, whether it’s concrete, asphalt, stone or some other material. Also consider adding a gravel or mulch border to your driveway to really make it stand out!

5. Patio Cleaning

Your patio probably gets the most use in the summer, so it is easy to forget about it in the winter since you aren’t doing as much outdoor entertaining, leisure or grilling. Your patio could be in pretty rough condition the first time you go onto it in spring.

Soap and water – and a little muscle – are sometimes be enough for patio cleaning, but if you see signs of mold or mildew, you may need to consider 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

Mold and moss are common home roof problems in Augusta. While you are cleaning the exterior of your house, it’s a great time to clean your roof too, but you will have to use a different process than the one you use for the rest of your home’s exterior cleaning.

If you start to see streaks on your roof, algae is most likely the cause. Moss is fairly obvious, too. These contaminants cannot be wiped off shingles, nor can you power wash the roof of your house. Both of these methods will damage the shingles on your roof.

The ideal course of action for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-water, half-bleach mixture and let it be. This will eliminate any organisms on your roof without lowering its lifespan.

7. Tidy up the Front

The front of your house is probably what most people passing by see, so try to make the best impression you can for visitors, neighbors and for yourself! Returning home to a beautiful exterior will instantly improve your day, and will even motivate you to spend a lot more time outdoors.

You can clean your porch with soap 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 overlooked areas such as the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.

8. Organize Garden Tools

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

Yard tools and pool care equipment must all have an assigned area outside your house – somewhere that it is safe from weather and out of sight so it is not a constant eyesore to anyone. Taking the time to organize in the spring allows you to appreciate the exterior of your house much more throughout the time of year when you are going to spend the most time outdoors.

9. Lawn Care & Landscaping

Your lawn, trees and bushes make a huge impact on the overall look of your house.

Eliminate weeds around the exterior of your flower beds and walkways, till up areas where you might be planting later on and brush off walkways. You can 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 sitting unused for months, your gas or charcoal grill could use a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food particles from your grill are definitely unappetizing, but they can make you and your family sick.

Wipe it down to get rid of leftover ash, then scrub the grates with a plastic scrubber (so you don’t leave behind particles that can sometimes get into food) and a detergent or degreaser.

You could probably finish these jobs over the course of a few weekends but it will be a lot of hard work. Instead, give us a call! GLO Augusta Pressure Washing offers professional home exterior cleaning services for driveway cleaning, patio cleaning, pressure washing, roof cleaning and more!

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