Though your home’s interior usually takes precedence when it comes to spring cleaning, the exterior of your home needs some love too. To that aim, Premier Polishing in Holbrook has put together this in-depth overview of the most important things to do when cleaning the outside of your home. As we move along, we’ll talk about some of our favorite methods and tools for achieving a simple, effective, expeditious spring cleaning of your home’s exterior. For example, one of our favorite tools to use when it comes to taking on the many tasks involved in spring cleaning is the power washer.

A power washer is a bit different than a pressure washer, in that it is capable of changing different temperatures, which makes it more customizable for a specific task. We’ll mention as we go along how and where power washing will be a useful tool to use. However, proper handling of a power washer takes experience and training, which is why we recommend simply taking some of the difficulty out of your spring cleaning project by hiring Premier Polishing to power wash everything from your deck to your windows. This effective, safe method of cleaning will save you time and make your house start looking good as new before you know it. Want to hire us to come by and power wash your home? Call us today to get your free estimate!

Cleaning the Exterior of Your House

Your patios, decks, and driveways are usually the first thing you see when you walk out your door, so they are a good place to start when it comes to exterior spring cleaning. Let’s start from the ground up!

Remove Sticks and Debris

The first thing to do that will start making your place look better is to go around and pick up branches and sticks, and rake up twigs, leaves, trash, and other debris that has accumulated on your walkways, patios, and driveway. A leaf blower can help speed up the process. Your patio can take a lot of damage over the years. Actually, if your patio is dirty you also will end up tracking in a lot of material into your house as well. Therefore, a sufficiently clean patio will make a big difference not only for the cleanliness of your home’s exterior but also it’s interior. To that end, we move on to the next tip:

Thoroughly Clean Your Patio

There are a few different steps to cleaning your patio properly, depending on how dirty it is. The first thing to do is what is mentioned in the previous tip — remove debris that has accumulated on it. The next step is to look around and see if you have anything like old, unused furniture or a grill that doesn’t work, and getting rid of them one way or another. Having useless junk accumulated on your porch, patio, and in your yard, in general, is going to have a discouraging effect on you to make the rest of it look nice and remain clean. It’s a slippery slope of messiness — when you have accumulated more junk, it seems to engender a “who cares” attitude towards the rest of the material and one’s organizational and cleanliness standards.

After you have removed all the unnecessary items that have accumulated on your patio over the years, it’s time to start the process of a deeper clean. The go-to natural cleaner for patios is your classic vinegar, water, and elbow grease. This can be an effective way of removing stains, mildew, and dirt. However, even this may not be sufficient for heavily stained or mildewed patios. In tough cases, we recommend the use of a power washer. Pressure washing your patio is one of the most surefire ways of eliminating the build-up of gunk, mold, and stains on your patio. We recommend hiring experts to do this job, as power washing can cause damage if you don’t know what you’re doing. Once your patio is clean, it is a fantastic time to protect it from further stains by applying concrete sealer. Or, if you have a different material than concrete, getting your pavers sealed, whatever type of material they are made of, will help preserve the vibrancy, hue, and fidelity of your surfaces. There are countless benefits to sealing pavers. Sealing pavers prevents damage, improves durability, and enhances the appearance of your patio. If you want to get your pavers sealed, call Premier Polishing in Holbrook today. We specialize in restoring the vibrancy and beauty to walkways, patios, and driveways.

Clean Furniture

Working from the ground up, the next thing to focus on is your outdoor furniture. We previously suggested removing unnecessary or broken furniture from your yard, if possible, as it is just taking up space and making the place look more slovenly. After you have done that, the next step is to clean the furniture that you do use. You have a clean patio, so you might as well get your patio furniture cleaned as well. You can rinse them off with your garden hose or, if you really want to be effective, this is another job that the power washer excels at. Power washing can quickly and efficiently clean your patio furniture. You don’t want to go out and sit on a patio chair only for your back to get covered in dirt, right!?

Spring Cleaning the Easy Way

You can do things the hard way or the easy way. The hard way when it comes to spring cleaning is getting on your hands and knees, climbing ladders, having a bent back, and profusely sweating as you scrub away stains and dirt to get your house clean. The easy way is to do minimal work yourself and hire professional power washing services to go through and wash away the build-up of dirt, mildew, and stains around your house. With one cleaning session, your house will be transformed. Premier Polishing is Holbrook’s #1 choice for power washing services. We have the knowledge and equipment to provide the best results for cleaning surfaces all around your home. Call us now to get your free power washing estimate!

Want to learn more? Read on in Part II!