10 Outdoor Spring Cleaning Projects

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Spring cleaning isn’t always fun for most of us. But it is important. As the winter come to an end and we begin looking forward to spring, something within us encourages 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 only for the interior of your house?
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 improve the curb appeal of your home in Oxnard, and, more importantly, will provide much-needed maintenance and upkeep that will save you a lot of money over the years ahead.

1. Gutter Cleaning

Spring is the best time of year to clean out your gutters, since a lot of leaves and debris pile up in the fall and winter months. The pollen count is at its highest in spring, making a mess in your gutters if they aren’t properly cleaned.

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

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

2. Window Cleaning

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

Cleaning windows by hand is a hard job, and it will need a lot of supplies, not to mention going up and down a ladder! A soft wash or professional cleaning of your home’s 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 clean windows on a dirty house. That means you will want to pressure wash your home too!

Pressure washing is fast, effective and doesn’t cost very much. You can pressure clean your house, patio furniture, concrete patios, porches and walkways with not much effort. It will eliminate dirt and mud so they will not permanently stain your home, and you can also prevent the spread of mold, mildew and allergens.

4. Driveway Cleaning

Clearing off your home’s driveway and giving it a deep cleaning may seem counter-productive since you will still be driving on it, but, a clean, well-cared for driveway can increase the curb appeal of your home.

A professional pressure washer will do wonders for driveway cleaning, whether it is concrete, asphalt, stone or some other material. Also think about adding a gravel border to your home’s driveway to really make it stand out!

5. Patio Cleaning

Your home’s patio probably gets the most use during the summer months, so it can be easy to forget about it in the winter when you aren’t doing a lot of outdoor entertaining, relaxing or grilling. Your patio can be in bad shape the first time you walk onto it in spring.

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

6. Roof Cleaning

Mold and moss are typical home roof problems in Oxnard. While you’re cleaning the outside of your home, it is a great time to pressure clean your home’s roof as well, but you will have to use a different process than the one you use for the rest of your home’s exterior cleaning.

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

The best method for roof cleaning is to mist the shingles with a half-bleach, half-water mixture and then leave it sit. This mixture will eliminate any organisms on your home’s roof without lowering its lifespan.

7. Clean up the Front

The front of your home is what most people see, so make the best impression you can for visitors and for yourself! Coming home to a beautiful exterior will improve your day, and it will even encourage you to spend a lot more time outdoors.

Clean your porch with soap and water or a good power wash. Clean cobwebs and mud off of the front porch, and consider painting it a new color for a bright look! Clean forgotten areas such as the porch ceiling, light fixtures and ceiling fans, too.

8. Organize Garden Tools

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

Gardening tools and pool care equipment must all have a specific area outside your home – somewhere that it is safe from harsh weather and out of sight so it isn’t a constant eyesore to anyone. Spending the time to organize in the spring allows you to appreciate the outside of your home much more throughout the time of year when you spend the most time outdoors.

9. Lawn Care & Landscaping

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

Eliminate weeds around the exterior of your flower beds and walkways and driveway, till up areas where you’ll be planting in the future and sweep off walkways. You can also spray pre-emergent weed poison to make lawn maintenance easier on yourself throughout the summer. Trim all bushes too.

10. Clean the Grill

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

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

You could probably complete all of these jobs after a few weekends but it is going to be a lot of tough work. Instead, give us a call! Oxnard Pressure Washing offers professional home exterior cleaning services for driveway cleaning, patio cleaning, pressure washing, roof cleaning and more!

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