Many people find that spring is their favorite time of year because the spring showers wash away the dust and grime of winter and make everything look new and fresh again. As the temperature rises, you finally have an excuse to get up and start taking care of everything on your checklist. If you think that spring cleaning requires spending even more time inside, think again. Cleaning up the exterior of your home is just as important as cleaning the inside, and there are three key things you need to add to your spring cleaning list.
Take Care of Your Deck
Winter can wreak absolute havoc on your deck, especially if you didn’t seal the deck in the past. Even if you did seal the wood, you may find that the rain and other weather conditions of winter lead to the sealant peeling off or rubbing away from the wood. Now is the best time to apply a new coat of sealant to protect the wood against everything from rain to pool chemicals. A professional deck cleaning and sealing company can seal the wood and even apply new stain to the wood before sealing your deck.
Clean the Gutters
As soon as the temperature starts rising, it’s time that you bring out the ladder and take a look at your gutters. The birds and other animals that come out of hibernation will begin looking for places to build nests and often select gutters. In addition to nests, you may find debris that blew into your gutters from your neighbor’s yards and old leaves that fell off any nearby trees. After thoroughly cleaning your gutters and removing any debris, you might install a gutter guard or gutter screen to prevent further debris from accumulating in your gutters.
Give Your House a Wash
Spring is also a good time to wash your house and remove the grime and debris left over from winter. Power washer or pressure washing is a good option for wood homes or homes covered in vinyl siding. The high speed of the sprayer removes even the most stuck on of debris. If you have a wood or stone house, you’ll want to hire a professional to reduce the risk of loosening the material or the mortar.
Sealing your deck, washing your home and cleaning your gutters can make your house look great this spring and beyond.