Maintaining and improving the look of your home is vital for you and the overall value of your house.
Whether you are selling your home or generally looking for ways to improve the overall look and feel of your home, we came up with five essential tips to keep your home looking and feeling new.
EXAMINE YOUR HOME’S STRUCTURE
Over time your home can start looking like what it’s been through as the seasons change. As nature takes its course, your home is exposed to the growth of plants, build-up of dirt, grime, bugs, bird debris and mold. If not taken care of, your home’s structure could weaken.
CLEAN YOUR WINDOWS
Window cleaning is a small but important detail in exterior and interior cleaning that can add to the overall appeal of your home. When cleaning your windows, make sure to also focus on frames and any decorative elements surrounding them, such as exterior shutters where spider webs, bugs, mold and algae can build up.
CLEAR OUT YOUR GUTTERS
An essential point in exterior house maintenance is cleaning the gutters. Over time your gutters collect dirt, debris, leaves, and plants and, if not cleared, they get clogged. If clogged, this can increase the risk of leaks in your roof and over-flooding around your foundation that can, unfortunately, make its way into the basement. Make sure to clear out and clean your gutters to avoid property damages and costs.
HAND SCRUB YOUR SIDING
Cleaning your siding can serve as an instant facelift to your home. The siding is where you can find any dirt, spider webs and algae. Cleaning your siding is a great way to boost curb appeal and make a good impression on friends, and family and attract potential buyers to your property. Clean your siding with a homemade solution of multipurpose cleaner and warm water and use a soft-bristle brush or a broom to scrub your siding.
SLOW & STEADY
If you are tackling cleaning the exterior of your home without professional help, we suggest that you create an organized plan of what area to address first, as there may be a lot of work to do. Cleaning the exterior of your home can be a daunting task for many homeowners, which can lead to avoidance of cleaning, which adds to the structure of your home weakening.
Hiring professionals at regular intervals will ensure that the heavy lifting of your exterior cleaning is taken care of, allowing you to run smaller spot cleans throughout the year to achieve a clean home all year round.