Winter Exterior Cleaning Checklist

Published on: June 26th, 2018

Winter is here in full force, meaning your house probably needs a little sprucing up as the temperatures go down. But what should you be looking to tick off the list this winter? Here are a few of our top recommendations.

House Washing

As you’ve probably experienced, winter conditions are not ideal for your home’s exterior by any means. Unfortunately due to the cold damp weather, algae, mildew, moss and mould can turn up on just about any exterior surface of your home. If there is already some accumulated dirt, this also provides an ideal platform for these substances to grow and thrive. The easiest way to prevent this is simply to nip it in the bud by getting an exterior house wash before the winter weather really sets in. A professional house wash will also sterilise all the surfaces, making it very difficult for mould to set in again. Ensure you use a low pressure wash on the exterior of you home as high pressure can cause damage to surfaces.

Gutters

During Autumn, your gutters have just been put to work taking on plenty of leaves and water. This makes winter the ideal time to clear these gutters out and inspect for damage. As the winter weather moves in, the moss, leaves and other debris can cause the gutters to fill with water. Full gutters can overflow causing water to leak and damage your home’s siding, roof or foundations.
Not to mention, clogged gutters can be a very welcoming home for rodents and other pests. Put simply, the longer they are left, the more damage will be caused, so it is not worth putting off. Hire a professional if you have never performed any gutter maintenance or don’t have the time to do it.

Slippery Paths, Driveways & Decks

Paths, driveways and decks can also be victims of mould, moss & algae over the winter months, leaving surfaces slippery and potentially hazardous. A low pressure wash is the ideal solution to cleaning off the pesky build up, leaving your surfaces like new again. Low pressure washing is gentler than water blasting and will not damage your surfaces.

Windows

Did you know dirty windows can affect your heating bill? Dirty windows reflect significantly more sunlight away than clean windows, preventing the sun from heating the inside of your home. Who knew that cleaning dirty windows could actually end up saving you money in heating bills? For best results, our recommendation is to have your windows professionally cleaned at the same time as having your house washed.

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