10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects

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Spring cleaning isn’t always exciting for most of us. But it has to be done. As the winter end and we start looking forward to spring, something inside of us tells us to get our homes in order by cleaning, organizing and purging things we’ve hoarded over the winter months.

But who says spring cleaning is only for the inside of a house?
The outside of your house could probably 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 improve the appearance of your house in Fort Worth, and, even more important, will offer much-needed maintenance and care that will save money in years ahead.

1. Gutter Cleaning

Spring is the ideal time of year to clean out your gutters, since so many of leaves and debris accumulate in the fall and winter months. Pollen is at its highest in the spring, making a mess in your gutters if they are not properly cleaned.

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

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

2. Window Cleaning

Exterior window cleaning is a must for spring cleaning. First floor windows shouldn’t give you much of a problem, but second and third floor windows will be a bit tougher to reach.

Cleaning windows by hand is a tiring chore, and 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 best solution to get the panes and the outer frame nice and clean.

3. Pressure Washing

You don’t want clean gutters and windows on a dirty house. This means you will want to pressure wash your house too!

Pressure washing is quick, effective and doesn’t cost very much. You can pressure clean your house, patio furniture, concrete patios, wood and stone porches and walkways with not much effort. It will knock off dirt and mud so they won’t permanently 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 good cleaning may seem silly since you will just be driving on it, but, a clean, well-maintained driveway can increase the curb appeal of your house.

A professional pressure washing company can do wonders when it comes to driveway cleaning, whether it is concrete, asphalt, brick or some other material. Also, consider adding a gravel or mulch border to your driveway to really help it stand out!

5. Patio Cleaning

Your patio gets the most use during the summer months, so it can be easy to forget about it in the winter since you are not doing any outdoor entertaining, leisure or grilling. Your patio might be in rough shape the first time you step onto it in the spring.

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

6. Roof Cleaning

Algae and moss are common roof issues in Fort Worth. While you’re cleaning the outside of your house, it is an excellent time to pressure clean your roof as well, but you will have to use a different method than the one you use for the rest of your home’s exterior cleaning.

If you notice streaks on your roof, algae is most likely the cause. Moss is usually obvious, too. These contaminants can’t be wiped off of shingles, nor can you pressure wash the roof of your house. Both of these methods will damage the shingles on your roof.

The ideal process for roof cleaning is to spray the shingles with a half-bleach, half-water solution and then leave it be. This mixture will kill any organisms on your roof without lowering its lifespan.

7. Tidy up the Front

The front of your house is going to be what most people passing by see, so try to make the best impression you can for visitors and for yourself! Returning home to a beautiful exterior will immediately improve your day, and will even encourage you to spend more time outdoors.

Clean your front porch with detergent and water or a good pressure wash. Wipe cobwebs and dirt off of the front door, and think about painting it a new color for a really fresh look! Clean forgotten areas including the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.

8. Organize Outdoor Tools

You’ll be spending more time outside, so spring is an excellent opportunity to organize whatever you will need for outdoor chores.

Yard tools as well as pool care equipment should all have an exact place outside your house – a place that it is safe from weather and out of sight so it isn’t a constant eyesore to anyone. Taking the time to organize in the spring will allow you to appreciate the outside of your house much more during the time of year that you are going to spend the most time outdoors.

9. Lawn Care & Landscaping

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

Eliminate weeds near the exterior of your flower beds and walkways, till up places where you will be planting later on and sweep off walkways. You can also 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 gas or charcoal grill could use a good cleaning, too. Leftover grease and food from your grill are definitely unappetizing, but even worse they can also make you and your family ill.

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

You can probably complete these jobs over the course of a few weekends but it is going to be a lot of hard work. Instead, give us a call! PRO Fort Worth Pressure Washing provides professional home exterior cleaning services for patio cleaning, roof cleaning, driveway cleaning, pressure washing and more!