You spend all spring and summer cleaning and perfecting your outdoor living space. But then, fall and winter come and by the end of the season, your beautifully maintained area is dirty and full of weather debris. To ensure that you get the most out of your entertainment space come spring, make sure you are preparing for these spring cleaning tips now.
Remove all leaves from your property
Many homeowners attempt to remove all of their leaves from their property before the snow ever falls. However, some trees do not lost their leaves until later in the year and by then, it is too cold to remove them. They sit on your property covered by snow, all winter long. It is important to remove them as soon as the snow melts. They can prevent your grass from growing and can attract problematic bugs and rodents to your house. Schedule your leave cleaning service now to ensure that you are one of the first houses on the schedule.
Clear all gutters and downspouts
You should clean your gutters minimally, two times per year. It is likely that you do it at the end of the summer to prepare for the fall. But, it is also necessary to have them cleaned after the snow has melted. Built up debris like leaves and ice that forms in the gutters can damage them over time. When you are scheduling your exterior cleaning services for the coming spring, don?t forget about your gutters. Also, check that your downspouts are properly draining at least a couple of times per year. Make sure they are directed at least 1.8 meters away from your home?s foundation walls. Also, make sure the water does not flow towards your neighbor?s home. Downspout extensions should be directed away from your house towards the road, backyard, or back lane.
Having your gutters and downspouts professionally cleaned might be even more important than you think. Clogged gutters are the number one cause of basement water problems. When the gutters are clogged, roof water overflows and accumulates around the foundation. If this occurs, basement leaks may be moments away. A basement leak can quickly become a disastrous problem, costing thousands and thousands of dollars in damages.
Clean your exterior siding
Many homeowners mistakenly believe that siding does not require any type of maintenance. However, as leaves get stuck to the siding and water drains onto it, it can get dirty and eventually, it could even grow mold. In addition to regularly cleaning your house?s siding, you also want to inspect it for any damages. Ignoring damages can give rodents a place to breed. It can also reduce the insulation of your house, making it costlier to heat or cool it throughout the year. According to Farmers Insurance, there has been a 1,100 increase in mold related claims over the past decade.
Driveway and deck cleaning services
After the ice and snow melts, you will likely be left with a dirty driveway and deck. While you are already planning on cleaning the exterior of your house, be sure to also schedule a deck cleaning service. You might be able to clean your home of basic tasks like removing leaves and debris from the exterior siding, but a deck cleaning service can professionally power wash your deck and driveway. Power washing is needed to remove deep dirt and grime that cannot be removed with traditional washing methods.
With colder winter weather, it is unlikely that you are spending a lot of time maintain the exterior of your house. However, it is not too soon to begin preparing for the many spring cleaning tasks that are required of a house. Schedule your leaf cleaning service, have your gutters inspected, and be sure to arrange for a professional deck cleaning service.