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Spring Cleaning Your Home's Exterior

Springtime is a great time to do routine maintenance on your home's exterior. You will be able to prepare your home for the oncoming summer months and it is a time to make repairs that winter weather may have caused. Part of the maintenance process is to clean your exterior to find areas needing repair. Here are some of the things you should take the time to have cleaned each spring.


Your gutters may have become filled with debris during the fall and winter months, leaving you with poor drainage and possible damage to your gutter system and roof. Taking the time to have your gutters thoroughly cleaned each springtime will help find areas needing to be fixed before heavy rain seeps through cracks and crevices.

Hire a gutter cleaning service to come to your home to remove all the sludge that may have built up within your gutters. They will use pressure washers to get all dirt and grime out of the gutter so you will be able to assess it for damage. Leaving this material in your gutter can lead to water getting caught under your bottom layer of shingles. This in turn, could cause leaking inside your home.


After winter has passed, cleaning your windows will help improve the visual appeal to your home. Many homeowners make the mistake of trying to clean their windows using a glass spray and paper towels or a clean cloth. While this will make the window appear cleaner, in the long run it will attract more dirt from the static charge given when rubbing the glass.

Using the paper towel method will also just move dirt from one spot to another. Instead, use a squeegee to remove grime from windows. A professional window cleaner may be a good idea if you are not keen about climbing to elevated areas to clean the windows.


The exterior of your home should be cleaned each spring, as well. If you wait too long to do this cleaning, you risk having different paint colors on your exterior. During the heat of summer, sunlight would shine on cleaner portions, fading the paint color naturally. 

When you finally get around to cleaning off dirty areas, the paint underneath will look different from the rest of your home. Cleaning the dirt off as soon as spring hits can help you avoid this. Having your exterior pressure washed is the best way to get off all dirt that has accumulated since last fall. Talk to experts like WorkPro Window Gutter & Pressure Cleaning Ltd for more information.