BrandBacker Member Spring Cleaning Tips to Start Your Autumn Off Right

Spring Cleaning Tips to Start Your Autumn Off Right

Saturday, September 22, 2018

 

Springtime maintenance of your home is essential and shouldn't only be done when spring hits. Over these coming fall/winter months your walls, windows, and pathways can take a lot of damage. So when the season begins to change, you might want to pay special attention to a couple of outdoor jobs. It doesn’t matter if you are intending to sell the property, or just wish to keep it in the best possible condition. There is always time to restore and renew.

 

Gutters

During fall and winter, the gutters put in a lot of work. As soon as you get a clear dry day, then head out to manage this task. Carefully remove all of the leaves and other debris, but be mindful that you might find a bird nest. Often, the top of the downpipes and the corners will be heavily clogged with leaves, scoop these out and remove them. Don’t use chemicals here, the job can be done with some time and care.

 

Decking and Paving

Over the winter months decking can build up a slightly slippy film on the surface. The boards might feel somewhat soft underfoot. Walk slowly and carefully across the boards, making a note of any loose boards, where there is water damage or any discolouration. Discolouration is a sign that the board will need resealing. The best way to clean both the decking and paving is by using a jet wash. It might take a few hours, but the results will be a clean and safe set of paving slabs.

Windows and Doors

Head out with a bucket of warm soapy water, or if you need something a bit stronger then use bleach and a soft sponge. Start at the top of the door and scrub your way down. Pay particular attention to any nooks where there might be a build up of dirt, insect eggs or cracks. If your doors are wooden, this is a great time to add a fresh coat of paint or varnish. For windows, while you can clean up most of them yourself, you might find they need replacing entirely. If that is the case, then head to the