10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects

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Spring cleaning isn’t always exciting for most of us. But it needs to be done. As the winter come to an end and we begin looking forward to spring, something inside of us pushes us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and throwing away things we’ve hoarded throughout the winter months.

But who says spring cleaning is limited to the inside of a home?
The exterior of your house could likely use a little refreshing after a cold, wet winter, too!

It’s Time For Home Exterior Cleaning

Here are home exterior cleaning projects that will really improve the appearance of your house in Miami, and, more importantly, will provide much-needed care and maintenance that will save money over the years to come.

1. Gutter Cleaning

Spring is the best time to clean your gutters, because so many of leaves and debris accumulate during the fall and winter months. The pollen count is at its highest during spring, making a huge mess in your gutters if they are not properly cleaned.

Plus, bugs and critters are looking for places to build homes during spring, so having your gutters cleaned will help to stop an infestation in your home.

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

2. Window Cleaning

Home window cleaning is essential for spring cleaning. Ground floor windows will not give you too much of a headache, but any second and third floor windows are a bit tougher to reach.

Cleaning windows by hand is a hard chore, and it will need a lot of supplies, not to mention going 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 don’t want clean gutters and windows on a dirty home. Which means you are going to want to pressure wash your house too!

Pressure washing is fast, effective and affordable. You can clean your home, outdoor furniture, patios, wood and stone porches and walkways with not too much effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they won’t stain your house, 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 might seem strange because you’ll still be driving on it, but, a clean, maintained driveway can increase the curb appeal of your house.

A professional pressure washing service will do wonders when it comes to driveway cleaning, whether it’s concrete, asphalt, brick or another material. Also think about adding a gravel border to your driveway to really make it stand out!

5. Patio Cleaning

Your patio probably gets the most use throughout the summer months, so it’s easy to forget about it during the winter since you are not doing as much outdoor entertaining, leisure or grilling. Your patio could be in bad shape the first time you go onto it in spring.

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

6. Roof Cleaning

Mold and moss are typical roof problems in Miami. While you’re cleaning the exterior of your house, it’s an excellent time to clean your roof as well, but you’ll need to use a different method 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 reason. Moss is typically obvious, too. These contaminants cannot be wiped off of shingles, nor can you power wash the roof. Both of these methods will destroy the shingles on your roof.

The ideal method for roof cleaning is to mist the shingles with a half-water, half-bleach mixture and let it sit. This solution will eliminate any organisms on your roof without reducing its lifespan.

7. Tidy up the Front

The front of your house is 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 well-maintained exterior will immediately improve your day, and it will motivate you to spend a lot more time outside.

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

8. Organize Outdoor Tools

You will be spending much more time outside, so spring is a wonderful time to organize everything you’ll need for outdoor work.

Yard tools as well as pool care equipment need to all have a specific place outside your house – 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 will allow you to enjoy the exterior of your house 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 bushes can make a big impact on the overall look of your house.

Kill weeds around the exterior of your flower beds and walkways and driveway, till up places where you might be planting in the future and sweep off walkways. You can also spray pre-emergent weed poison to make lawn maintenance 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 sick.

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

You can 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! Miami Pressure Wash Co. offers professional residential exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!

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