Do you regularly clean the interior of your home? Do you take steps to keep it tidy and organised between cleans? If yes, do you apply the same attitude to the exterior of your house? Regular cleaning of your home’s exterior and maintenance in between cleans is one of the best ways to keep your property looking great as well as minimise damage.
If you want to start a maintenance schedule for cleaning the exterior of your home but are unsure where to begin, we’ve prepared a detailed cheat sheet for you. Performing these few simple steps between an annual house washing service is a simple way to keep your outdoor living spaces and house exterior in tip-top shape.
Why Clean Your Homes Exterior?
If you have never pursued power washing or professional house washing for your home, you may be wondering why it’s necessary. External house cleaning is just as important if not more important than interior cleaning. Why? Because without a clean exterior it can be difficult to ascertain whether there is any damage to the home and failure to remove debris, mould or grime can actually cause damage.
Without a properly maintained exterior, your home’s interior is also at risk of damage.
Annual or bi-annual washing of your home’s exterior protects your home from damage inside and out while also enhancing its street appeal. Your outdoor spaces will be ready to enjoy also.
Perhaps one of the least understood benefits of house washing also is the reduction of harmful pollutants. If you or anyone residing in the property suffers from allergies to dust and mould, house washing can reduce the presence of these and also help stop them being tracked indoors.
5 Tips For Exterior House Maintenance
1. Schedule Regular House Cleaning
You should have your home’s exterior cleaned at least once a year but twice is ideal. This will help keep it looking its best and prevent dirt and grime from building up.
By scheduling regular cleaning services there is less dirt, grime and mildew build-up. This in turn means less time is needed to perform the cleaning and the use of cleaning solutions (such as oxygen bleach) can often be reduced also.
2. Clean Your Gutters
Not only essential for fire safety prevention and avoiding water ingress to your home, but clogged gutters can also cause water damage to your home’s exterior and foundation. It can also lead to staining of your paintwork and a breakdown of your gutters themselves.
Be sure to keep them clear of debris so they can do their job properly and keep you safe!
3. Pressure Wash Your Home Regularly
A quick pressure washer is a great way to remove dirt, grime, and mould from your home’s exterior surfaces. Just be sure to use the correct pressure setting for your particular type of siding, not all pressure washers have adjustable water pressure options.
Using water that is too high pressure can cause paint to peel, wood to splinter or force water into your home, so we suggest only doing a soft wash in between professional cleans.
4. Keep Trees And Shrubs Trimmed
Overgrown trees and shrubs can damage your home’s siding and paint – causing staining, sap transfer or rubbing marks.
Regular trimming will help keep them looking neat and tidy and ensure your home stays free of unwanted damage. This also makes it harder for wildlife such as possums or insects to gain access to your property!
5. Repair Any Damage Promptly
If you notice any cracks, chips, or other damage to your home’s exterior, be sure to have it repaired as soon as possible. This will help prevent further damage and keep your home looking its best. Ignoring damage or delaying repairs is the quickest way for it to progress into a bigger problem. This can mean higher repair costs.
Following these tips will help you keep your home’s exterior clean and in good condition between external house cleanings.
Your Brisbane Based Cleaner
Enhance your home street appeal and ensure it is ready to be enjoyed in every season! For the best results, be sure to hire a professional house cleaning company like Kleen Genie. We have the experience and expertise to get the job done right and without damaging your property.
From driveways to roofs, exterior walls, solar panels and more – we can clean it all!
Whether you regularly power wash your home’s exterior or this is the first house cleaning you have enquired about, we can help. Contact us today at 1300 296 246 to schedule a free estimate!