Summer Clean Up

Summer Clean Up

Summer is a time to relax and take vacations, but it is also a great time to tackle some home maintenance projects that often are forgotten about. Taking the time to properly spruce up your home will help to ensure that it is always in pristine condition. Take a look at some of these maintenance tips and try to get some done between your days of sun bathing.

Tip #1: Exterior Paint Touch-Ups – Boost to your home’s exterior appearance and find the paint color match (if needed) by bringing a small paint chip to your local hardware store. Most have matching services to help you nail down the right shade.

Tip #2: Wash Exterior Windows – Wash your windows from the outside. This is one of those things that doesn’t get done very often, so you may need to use a little elbow grease to get your windows squeaky clean. A bucket of hot soapy water and a sponge will usually deliver the best results.

Tip #3: Clean or Replace Window Screens – Exterior window washing won’t make much of a difference if you have filthy window screens. Take off all your window screens and gently scrub them with hot soapy water. If your window screens are too dirty, replace them.

Tip #4: Clean Your Home’s Exterior – Avoid commercial pressure washing, which can damage your home and lead to expensive repairs. Instead, opt for a softer washing with a homeowner grade pressure washer or a hose and nylon scrub brush. This may take longer but it is safer on your home while still ridding it of the moss build up, bacteria and dingy appearances.

Tip #5: Clean and Inspect the Patio, Driveway and Walkways – Here you can use a higher grade pressure washer as compared to the house exterior. Blast away all that earthly build up after checking for larger cracks and weed areas.

The list isn’t exhaustive so should be fairly easy to complete over the summer months. If you prefer to hire help, feel free to contact me for my preferred list of professionals that I can send your way. Have a safe and happy summer!


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