Keeping the exterior of your home clean is important

A Guide to Washing Your Home Exterior

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You’ve seen them before: homes on your street or around town that have clearly seen better days. Stained and grimy exterior walls, dusty windows, and overflowing gutters are only a few of the things that can make a house look old and uncared for. And if it’s been a while since you’ve addressed any of these problem areas on your own home, your property is probably overdue for a thorough house washing too.

Just like on the inside of your home, there’s a lot to consider when it comes to exterior house cleaning. But unlike cleaning indoors, washing and tending to the outside of your house means so much more than vacuuming and dusting. Washing your home exterior usually requires removing debris, scrubbing dirt, and refreshing the exterior of your property. Some areas that need regular attention include:

  • Gutters
  • Windows
  • Shingles/roof tiles
  • Cladding
  • Walls
  • Patio
  • Fencing
  • Steps/walkway

While it’s a lot of work to maintain and wash your house on a regular schedule, taking the time to do it (and do it right) will both raise your home’s curb appeal and extend the overall quality of your home for years to come.

How to do exterior house cleaning

If you decided to take on the work of cleaning the outside of your house by yourself, there are a couple of things you’ll need: a decent amount of time and the right equipment.

As you can probably guess from the list above, exterior cleaning projects aren’t small tasks. Be sure you set aside ample time to tackle each one so that you’re not tempted to rush the job. As for how often you should be cleaning the outside of your home, you’ll want to take your location into consideration. Homes in damp and humid climates are often prone to issues such as mildew and mold. If your area is dense with trees, you likely find your gutters fill quickly with leaves and debris, and your windows end up covered in a fine layer of pollen dust each spring. At a minimum, you should consider scheduling a thorough exterior house cleaning once per year. After all, they don’t call it spring cleaning for nothing!

When it comes to the equipment you’ll need, different tasks come with their own unique requirements. Here are a few things you’ll need in order to take on the high-priority sections of your home:

  • Windows: extendable ladder, glass cleaning products and washer attachments 
  • Gutters: extendable ladder, pressure washer, scoop to remove debris, protective face covering and gloves
  • Walls/surfaces: pressure washer

Of course, washing your home exterior isn’t necessarily the right option for everyone. Not only is it a time-consuming endeavor that requires a lot of specialized equipment, but it’s also a very physically demanding undertaking.

How we can help with washing your home

The good news is, Umbrella Services provides professional exterior cleaning services at affordable prices. Plus, you can rest easy knowing that we have the experience, expertise and equipment to do the job properly. Call or email us today for a quote, and let us help make your house shine!

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