When it comes to building a house that will look good for years to come, there are many things to consider. We want the house to be clean inside, with no crevices or cracks in the walls. We also want to keep it looking like we just moved in! In this article, we will cover some tips for cleaning the exterior of your house.
The first thing you need to consider is cleaning the outside of your house. I treated myself to a simple curb appeal job by cleaning the front door and adding vinyl numbers to every window! Did you know that freshly painted exteriors “repel” dirt while older homes “trap” grime and can make cleaning them difficult? Try applying a thin coat of paint to all exterior surfaces twice a year. The best way to accomplish this is to paint one whole side of the house and then let it dry overnight.
Another great way to clean exterior surfaces is with a vinyl cleaner designed for doors and windows. I recommend having your house professionally cleaned at least once a year. If you live in a humid climate, you should clean your doors and windows using a door black, a vinyl protectant, and high-quality paint.
Before beginning the process, remember to unplug your pressure washer and clean the surfaces to be cleaned. You can purchase a pressure washer specifically designed for cleaning exterior doors at your local home supply store. If possible, do not attempt to clean the wood porch unless you are prepared to deal with splinters. Using a pressure washer will damage your wood porch and could result in serious injury.
Let the pressure washer do its job. The next step is to use a high-pressure air brush on the wood and dirt. This will loosen up any debris that is stuck between the teeth of the pressure washer. Be careful not to damage your wood or spray into the air. Do this job slowly because you do not want to blow a load of dirt into the air and cause a fire.
Once the outside is properly cleaned, the inside of your house can also be cleaned. When performing this step, a word of caution does not perform the pressure washing on an indoor patio or deck. These areas are very delicate, and a blast of water will cause them to decay quickly. After completing this task, the final step is to wipe your house down with a high-pressure washer. Wipe the dirt and grime from the light fixtures, wood porch, and patio thoroughly and rinse with clean water.
A final step in keeping your house clean is to remove all debris and clean the dirt and debris from the foundation. A little common sense here also; do not allow your foundation to become dirty and moist, Visit Website to learn the trick. Also, keep an eye out for any mildew or mold, which could be growing due to all the moisture. If you see any signs of mold or mildew, it is time to call in a professional.
When the exterior is properly cleaned, the inside of your home should also be cleaned. The doors, windows, and siding will need some tender, loving care. For instance, you should never clean vinyl siding with any cleaner or spray because you will wash away the protective coating. Also, never use salt-based cleaners on your wood or aluminum patio doors because this will cause them to dry out and crack. Lastly, if you have any pet hair, keep it out of the garage and attic to prevent mold buildup.