How to Clean the Exterior of Your Home

Over time, the exterior of your home can fall prey to pollen, dirt, grime, and other unsightly elements. With everything else going on in your busy schedule, it can be hard to find the time to give the exterior of your home a good scrubbing. New homeowners or those of you who just haven’t had the chance to give your home’s exterior a good bath might not know where to begin.

Before you begin hosing your house down and scrubbing away at any built-up dirt and grime, you have to make sure the right conditions are in place. You want to avoid cleaning on a rainy day or when it’s too hot or cold outside. Ideal weather conditions will help ensure that any soap you scrub your house with doesn’t rinse off before you want it to and that you won’t overheat (or freeze) before wrapping things up.

After finding the perfect day and time to start cleaning, you’ll want to move any outdoor furniture out of the way and protect plants and shrubbery with a plastic sheet. Be sure to cover any outdoor electric outlets, light fixtures, and vents with duct tape and plastic sheeting. Ensuring you have the right coverage over your belongings will help you avoid creating any issues down the line.

Now that the ideal conditions are in place, it’s time to start cleaning! The first thing you’ll want to do is dust off the old ladder and get to work on your gutters. Cleaning your gutters will prevent clogging that could cause damaging leaks in your home’s roof and foundation. Gutter cleaning can be handled DIY-style or with the help of professionals.

If attempting to clean your gutters yourself, be sure you have the necessary materials to get the job done right. If using a ladder to get into the nitty-gritty of your gutters, always prioritize safety first. If possible, try using a long-reaching pole or similar alternative to clean the gutters from ground level.

If you would rather have the pros take care of it, check out our gutter cleaning services or contact us for more information. We make it easy to book a consultation, and with one quick and easy appointment, your gutters will be crystal clear in no time!

Cleaning your windows, window frames, and shutters has benefits beyond improving the visual appeal of your home. It also removes the build-up of substances such as dirt, mold, and algae, which could potentially damage your home over time. Washing your windows and thoroughly cleaning the frames and shutters helps your home remain clean, shiny, and free from damage.

To deal with grime and filth on your windows, gather a bucket of soapy water, a sponge or scrub brush, and a squeegee or microfiber cloth for a streak-free finish. Any mild detergent or specialized window cleaner will do the trick and effectively remove dirt, pollen, and smudges.

Start by gently scrubbing the frames and shutters with soapy water, then move on the window glass, always working from top to bottom to prevent dripping onto clean areas. Once scrubbed, use a squeegee or cloth to remove the soapy water, revealing a clean, sparkling window.

Window cleaning can be a lengthy procedure, depending on the size of your home or the level of dirt accumulation. That’s why sometimes it might be more convenient and efficient to bring in help from the pros. Our specialized window cleaning services take the task off your hands and ensure professional-grade cleanliness.

Pressure washing can be a great way to quickly clean your home, especially for surfaces like patios, decks, driveways, and siding. It revitalizes the appearance of your property and enhances curb appeal by removing stubborn stains and grime. However, before proceeding, assess your home’s condition to ensure it can withstand the pressure, as delicate surfaces may require gentler methods. Once again, with one call to Whatapane, you can check this task off your to-do list!

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