Keep your home maintained by adding these four areas to your cleaning regime.
You may have a regular yard routine: mow the grass, pick up leaves, and pull the weeds. During the spring, you probably replant flowers, and throughout the year, you may treat the lawn, keeping pests and fungus from ruining your curb appeal. What about the rest of the exterior? There is more that people see.
Leaves fall, tree limbs break, and moss gathers overhead. All of these can impact the roof’s structure and appearance, leaving your residence open to wood rot and water leaks. Replacements are not simple and can become expensive and time-consuming, so it’s best to catch issues early; therefore, once a year, consider hiring specialists to inspect the shingles and perform a thorough roof cleaning. You may catch problems early, and, hopefully, save yourself from major headaches down the road.
During the fall, the changing of the leaves is beautiful; however, it can create clogged gutters, preventing rain from draining to the proper spot. Not only does this give a poor, sometimes, a dirty image of the house, but it can cause potential issues down the road. As water falls, the flow may not work as designed; thus, creating pools of liquid (or ice in the winter). This heaviness could bring the system down, ultimately leading to roof and building repairs. If you don’t want to climb the ladder than hire a company to come in and clear them out. Strive for twice a year when nature shifts gears.
Do you have a privacy fence? It can be a great addition to add some solitude, and it may even add value to your home. Neighbors and HOAs, though, may not love it, if it turns yellow or green from humidity and rain. Then, it’s a blemish. Pressure washing companies use supplies to clear it off, often restoring the original color. If you want to try it yourself, you can rent a system from a local hardware store. Small hand pumps are also available; however, they may take more time.
When people pull up to your home, they may notice small things that you don’t, including the sidewalk and driveway. As the year passes by, dirt and grime can gather, casting a dingy ambiance to your place. Using a pressure washer and some liquid soap (or bleach), rinse it away. Companies can take this responsibility off of your hands, usually leaving you a brighter pavement.
Don’t forget to care for your home’s exterior. Yearly attention could make it look better and, possibly, save you time and money.