10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects

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Spring cleaning isn’t exciting for many of us. But it is important. As the winter near an end and we start looking forward to spring and warmer weather, something within us encourages us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and getting rid of things we’ve collected throughout the winter.

But who says spring cleaning is limited to the inside of your home?
The outside of your home could likely use a little 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 curb appeal of your home in Huntington Beach, and, more importantly, will provide much-needed maintenance and care that will save a lot ofmoney in years to come.

1. Gutter Cleaning

Spring is the ideal time to clean your gutters, because a lot of leaves and debris collect during the fall and winter. The pollen count is at its highest during spring, making a big mess in your gutters and downspouts if they are not properly cleaned.

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

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

2. Window Cleaning

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

Cleaning windows by hand is a tiring job, and 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 don’t want clean gutters and windows on a dirty home. Which means you will want to pressure wash your home too!

Pressure washing is quick, effective and affordable. You can pressure clean your home, outdoor furniture, patios, porches and walkways with very little effort. It will remove dirt and mud so they will not stain your home, and you can stop the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.

4. Driveway Cleaning

Clearing off your driveway and giving it a good cleaning may seem silly because you will still be driving on it, but actually, a clean, cared for driveway can increase the curb appeal of your home.

A professional pressure washer can do wonders for driveway cleaning, whether it’s pavement, asphalt, brick or another material. Also consider adding a gravel or mulch border to your driveway to really help it stand out!

5. Patio Cleaning

Your patio probably gets the most use during the summer, so it can be easy to overlook it during the winter since you are not doing as much outdoor entertaining, leisure or grilling. Your patio can be in rough shape the first time you go onto it in spring.

Detergent 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 consider a more serious option, like power washing, to ensure that friends and family can safely enjoy your patio all summer.

6. Roof Cleaning

Algae and moss are typical home roof problems in Huntington Beach. While you’re cleaning the outside of your home, it’s an excellent time to pressure clean your roof as well, but you will need to use a different process than what you use for the rest of your home’s exterior cleaning.

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

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

7. Tidy up the Front

The front of your home is likely what most people see, so make the best impression possible for visitors, neighbors and for yourself! Returning home to a well-maintained exterior will improve your day, and will even encourage you to spend more time outdoors.

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

8. Organize Outdoor Tools

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

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

9. Lawn Care & Landscaping

Your yard, trees and garden bushes can make a huge impact on the look of your home.

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

10. Clean the Grill

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

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

You can probably finish these jobs over the course of a few weekends but it is going to be a lot of tough work. Instead, give us a call! Huntington Beach Pressure Washing offers professional residential exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!

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