Spring brings a new sense of vigor and a desire to get outside as the cold weather fades and flowers blossom under the warming sun. It also brings a need to start spring cleaning and care for your property.
When Should you Start Spring Cleaning?
The timing varies, but the best rule of thumb is after you’ve comfortably past the freezing zone and when you have enough time with clear skies to tackle the job. Usually, this means a week of 50F or above temperatures and at least two rain-free days.
Planning Spring Cleaning
Walk Your Property. Assess what needs doing. Make a list and consider what you feel confident tackling yourself.
A Spring Cleaning Checklist
So what should you consider cleaning in the spring? This list will steer you in the right direction and provide insight into what projects you may need to tackle on your property, including cleaning, maintenance, and repairs.
Aim to clean exterior windows at least twice a year, once in the Spring and once in Fall. Don’t forget to clean, inspect, and repair your screens. Consider hiring the professionals at Squeegee Squad come clean your windows so you don’t have to! We use a mild, non-toxic solution that is safe for the environment. We prioritize safety through the proper use of ladders, and the occasional use of water-fed poles using streak-free pure water.
Caring for your siding will not just improve your home’s curb appeal as you wash away accumulated dirt and grime; it will help prevent damage over time. Dirt, mold, mildew, cobwebs, and other stains negatively impact the appearance of your siding. With extensive training and the use of low-pressure nozzles, Squeegee Squad’s professional cleaners will powerwash or softwash your siding to remove these unsightly stains, without damaging delicate surfaces like stucco and painted facades.
Most people can get away with cleaning their gutters two to three times a year. In some areas, particularly those with abundant pine trees, tackling this project more often may be necessary. Leaving your gutters clogged can result in water and ice damage to your home as well as house pests. When gutters are clogged with debris from trees and vegetation, they cannot handle the amount of water that accumulates on the roof during heavy rain. This will cause the gutters to overflow, and water to accumulate near the foundation of your home. This can be avoided by frequently cleaning your gutters. The professionals at Squeegee Squad will give you a free quote on gutter cleaning services.
Do a visual inspection while you walk your property. If you notice leaks, missing tile or shingles, or moss or algae growth, it’s better to get an early consultation and hire a professional to repair or clean your roof to minimize future damage. Squeegee Squad uses a variety of cleaning techniques to remove unsightly substances and restore a fresh appearance. Depending on the location and type of shingle, we can either apply traditional pressure washing methods or new soft washing methods to clean your roof.
Give your deck or patio surfaces a good scrubbing or pressure washing. You should reseal wood decks every three years, concrete every two to five years, and composite decking doesn’t require sealing. You can hire a professional to come powerwash your outdoor furniture along with your walkways!
Inspect all your exterior lighting fixtures, clean and remove any debris, repair any damage, and replace any aging bulbs. Check to make sure they are all in good working order.
Inspect fencing for loose or damaged boards, check gate hinges for rust, and proper operation. Fences benefit from an annual cleaning. Consider power washing your fence regularly to keep it free of moss, mold, or algae. Wood fences should be resealed every two to three years and repainted or stained every five.
Sheds and other outbuildings deserve a good cleaning as well. Check to make sure the roof is in good shape, and any exterior fixtures are clean and working.
Clean the surfaces, inside and out, and conduct an annual inspection and routine maintenance. Powerwash the pool deck and surrounding outdoor furniture.
Clean driveway and walkways. Look for damage to repair and consider if it’s time for resealing. Asphalt needs resealing every three years, cement every four to five years, and pavers every three to five years. Before you reseal, powerwash your driveway to clear debris.
Clean and repair your patio furniture and prep it for outdoor fun. Replace any that are damaged and unsafe.
Clean out ash, scrub away rust, and refinish with high-heat paint if necessary.
Remove any debris left by storms, pull any plants that didn’t survive the winter, and tackle reseeding and fertilizing your lawn. Test and feed the dirt in your soil. Prune back damage, dead wood, and flowering shrubs that bloom on new wood. Prune evergreens as well. Divide and transplant perennials and shrubs. Inspect trellises and supports and add new ones where required. Be prepared for late frosts.
Why is Spring Cleaning Important?
Regular maintenance can be a hassle, but it’s the cheapest way to keep your home in good working order. Cleaning is not just for beautification purposes; it helps keep the materials from damage and alerts you to minor repairs before they become major repairs.
Alleviate Burden With Professional Help
The Squeegee Squad is ready and able to help check items off your list. We offer skilled, efficient, certified, safe, and friendly crews. We can tackle most of your spring cleaning tasks, including:
- Window Cleaning
- Gutter Cleaning
- Roof Cleaning
- Pressure Washing: Driveways, Decks, and Patios
- Soft Washing
- Solar Panel Cleaning
Contact Squeegee Squad today for a free quote!