10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects

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Spring cleaning isn’t always fun for most of us. But it has to be done. As the winter near an end and we begin looking forward to spring, something inside of us tells us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and getting rid of things we’ve piled up over the winter months.

But who says spring cleaning is limited to the inside of a house?
The exterior of your home could probably use some tidying up after a cold, wet winter, too!

It’s Time For Home Exterior Cleaning

Here are home exterior cleaning projects that will improve the curb appeal of your home in Corona, and, even more important, will provide much-needed maintenance and care that will save you money in years ahead.

1. Gutter Cleaning

Spring is the ideal time of year to clean out your gutters, because so many leaves and debris collected during the fall and winter months. The pollen count is at its highest during the spring, making a huge mess in your gutters and downspouts if they aren’t cleaned.

Plus, bugs and critters are scavenging for places to build their homes during spring, so getting your gutters cleaned out will help prevent an infestation in your home.

Gutter cleaning will consist of cleaning the inside of your gutters, removing mold, mildew and stains and restoring them to a like-new appearance.

2. Window Cleaning

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

Cleaning windows by hand is a tiring chore, and it will need a lot of tools, not to mention going up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your exterior windows is the best solution 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 home too!

Pressure washing is quick, effective and affordable. You can pressure clean your house, outdoor furniture, concrete patios, porches and walkways with not much effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they will not 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 strange because you’ll still be driving on it, but, a clean, cared for driveway can increase the curb appeal of your home.

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

5. Patio Cleaning

Your home’s patio probably gets the most use during the summer months, so it’s easy to overlook it during the winter since you aren’t doing a lot of outdoor entertaining, relaxing or grilling. Your patio could be in pretty rough condition the first time you walk onto it in the spring.

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

6. Roof Cleaning

Mold and moss are typical home roof issues in Corona. While you’re cleaning the exterior of your home, it’s an excellent time to pressure clean your home’s roof too, but you’ll have to use a different method than the one you use for most of your home’s exterior.

If you notice streaks on your home’s roof, algae is probably the reason. Moss is usually obvious, too. These contaminants can’t be wiped off shingles, nor can you pressure wash the roof. Both of these methods will destroy the shingles on your home’s roof.

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

7. Tidy up the Front

The front of your home is likely what most people see, so try to make the best impression possible for visitors, neighbors and for yourself! Coming home to a clean exterior will instantly improve your day, and it will probably encourage you to spend more time outdoors.

You can clean your porch with detergent and water or a good pressure wash. Clean cobwebs and mud off of the front door, and consider painting it a new color for a fresh look! Clean overlooked 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 chance to organize whatever you’ll need for outdoor work.

Yard tools as well as pool care equipment must all have a specific area outside your home – a place that it is safe from harsh weather and out of sight so it isn’t a constant eyesore. Spending the time to organize in the spring allows you to enjoy the exterior of your home much more during the time of year that you are going to spend the most time outdoors.

9. Lawn Care & Landscaping

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

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

10. Clean the Grill

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

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

You can probably complete these projects over the course of a few weekends but it will be a lot of tough work. Instead, give us a call! Queens Pressure Wash Plus offers professional residential exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!

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