What's the first thing that comes to mind when someone mentions spring cleaning? Most people start making checklists of things to do inside the home, but what about the outside? It's easy to neglect the outdoor areas of your home when it's been a long, cold winter.
When your home is exposed to the elements, you could end up lettings things like your gutters and roofing fall by the wayside. If you haven't inspected the roof of your home for a couple of months, you may be in for a shock.
Similarly, if you've neglected cleaning your windows for some time, it may be worth calling a residential window cleaner. Or, a lawn mower if the grass is looking a little overgrown. To help you get on top of your home's outdoor maintenance, we've created a handy guide filled with outdoor spring cleaning tips for you to follow.
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Spring cleaning tips for the garage
Cleaning your outdoor storage areas belongs somewhere at the top of your to-do list and here's why: It's where you keep all your tools for outdoor cleaning and gardening! If your garage isn't organised, how are you going to find any of your cleaning essentials?
Don't make the mistake of going on a massive shopping spree to Bunnings only to find that good shovel wasn't thrown out in the last hard rubbish collection! Turn your spring cleaning into the perfect opportunity to take stock of what's in your garage. From there you can figure out what you have, what you don't need any longer, and what you should stock up on.
- Step 1: Take out all the loose objects from your garage.
- Step 2: Clean up the cobwebs; clean up any spills on the floor, and sweep up any excess dirt and dust.
- Step 3: Organise everything into four piles—keeping, donating, selling, or tossing.
Spring cleaning tips for the garden
Your front yard is one of the most prominent features of your house. So, it makes perfect sense that your yard's appearance should be a priority. If you've neglected your front yard during winter, there's a good chance your garden could be riddled with weeds.
The start of spring is also the perfect time to start pruning roses and hedges. You'll notice in the upcoming months that these plants will start to grow rapidly in warm weather. So, it's best to take action and cut them down to size now before they get out of control in summer.
Don't have the time, expertise, or tools to take care of your garden? There are hundreds of gardening services that can take care of all the landscaping tasks for you.
- Step 1: Remove weeds from your garden bed; turn over the soil, and mix in new garden fertiliser.
- Step 2: Remove any dead plants and add new ones to your garden bed that will start to flower by spring.
- Step 3: Prune back any roses, hedges, and fruit trees to prevent them from overgrowing in summer.
Spring cleaning tips for the windows
Wild and windy weather can batter the outside of your home with all sorts of debris. By the time spring comes along, you may notice a nasty build up of dirt, leaves, and all sorts of organic matter on your windows.
Even with a clean yard and paint job, dirty windows can instantly turn your home into an eyesore. Consider using an array of tools to clean your windows—squeegees and soaps are just two of the window cleaning tools you'll need.
If you don't have the time or inclination for cleaning windows, consider Bax Windows. Our professional window cleaning services are available seven days a week. All work carried out by our window cleaners is fully-insured and accredited.
Unlike most window cleaners, we offer long-term cleaning solutions that will keep your windows and frames cleaner for longer. With the addition of cleaning products like EnduroShield, your windows will repel contaminants like dirt and grime for extended periods of time.
- Step 1: Ensure you have a full set of window cleaning tools including squeegees, soaps, microfibre towels, and high-pressure hoses nozzles at your disposal.
- Step 2: Start by cleaning the inside of your windows before continuing outside. Try wiping from side to side when you're inside and up and down outside. This will help you identify where window streaks are.
- Step 3: Call Bax Windows instead. Our professional window cleaners provide a fast and reliable service that can deliver long-term cleaning results.
Spring cleaning tips for the gutter and roof
Maintaining gutters and roofing can also improve the look of your home's facade, but it's not all about looks. Your home could suffer from irreparable damage if the gutters aren't cleaned on a regular basis.
A buildup of leaves can lead to excess moisture which damages your home's walls. Excess gutter leaves can also be a potential fire hazard in summer.
Lichen, algae, and moss are not just unsightly additions to your roof; they can also cause serious damage, such as growing and eating through your tiles. After your tiles, they can spread to the wood of your roof deck and cause structural damage.
For these reasons, we highly recommend that you rely on the services of trusted professionals to clean your roof and gutters. Professional roof and gutter cleaners have the right tools and safety equipment to carry out a thorough clean. Consider professional services like our sister company, Bax Gutters, to get the job done right the first time around.