Is it Time Your Home Had an Exterior Cleaning?

Justin GravesUncategorized

Exterior Cleaning

Don’t blink: Spring cleaning is coming up faster than you would expect. But everyone associates their annual cleaning time to cleaning the interior of the home.

But what about the exterior? From the roof to your driveway, all of the ‘curb appeal’ factors of your home needs to be considered.

Yes, everything from a fresh coat of paint to cleaning your gutters is essential to keeping your home beautiful.

But beyond a beautiful home, what happens when you want to sell your home? Incorporating exterior cleaning to your home could increase the value of your home.

Do you think your home is in need of good exterior cleaning? Here are some signs to consider.

Lacking Curb Appeal

Do you notice your home is a Plain Jane compared to the rest of the homes in your neighborhood? Does the Home Owners Association (HOA) come knocking at your door, demanding you to re-pave your driveway?

The judging eyes of your neighbors should be enough incentive to do some exterior cleaning, even if that just means growing flowers around your yard.

Some simple rules you can set is power washing your home and driveway at least once a month. And the minute you notice your home’s paint is fading, spruce it up with a fresh coat of paint.

You Notice Cobwebs

Yuck! None of us enjoys thinking about spiders and other pesky critters around your beautiful home.

After certain seasons and weather issues (winter and a storm) is when spiders like to spin their webs in your comfy environment. After these weather incidents, make sure you check in damp, dark and hidden areas for spiders.

This includes the exterior of your home. Make it a point to incorporate this into your exterior cleaning routine. Take a duster along your garage door, inside the paneling of your walls, and around your yard decorations.

Dirty Windows

You probably used a window cleaner several times on the same spot, only to notice it isn’t going away.

Sorry to break it to you, but the dirty patch is on the outside of your window, and requires exterior cleaning. Including stains, the outside of your window sills may be cluttered with dirt and other outdoor gross stuff.

Fortunately, you don’t have to use a whole bottle of window cleaner and scrub with a toothbrush.

If you have a portable steam cleaner, you can use the steam to saturate your windows and wash it off with a squeegee. Use paper towels to wipe around the sills and wipe off any excess steam.

It’s Time for a Deep Exterior Cleaning

Whether you want curb appeal or a sparkling clean home, make it a point to deep clean your home’s exterior at least once a year. Exterior cleaning makes your home safer while also increasing property value.

Fortunately, most exterior cleaning procedures are simple, inexpensive, and you can exterior clean yourself.

So take that duster and that paint brush and have at it!

If you’re unable to exterior clean yourself or you don’t have the time, we offer a variety of services to clean the exterior of your home.

Call us today at (314) 962-4220 for a free estimate.