Posted on: 7 May 2020
The outside of your home and its surrounding yard and landscaping make up a big part of your home's appearance and its subsequent first impression to others. When your home becomes dirty and stained it can make your entire home exterior look shoddy, and this can put a damper on your home's value, especially if you are looking at listing it for sale. Here are some tips you can use to clean the outside of your home and yard for improved property value and appearance.
Mix Your Own Cleaning Solution
When you have realized the outside of your home has seen better days and has begun to be dirty with dust, dirt, bug stains, bird droppings, tree sap, and other unidentified marks, you can take the initiative to clean it. There are some solutions you have around your home that you can use to clean your home such as vinegar, oxygen bleach, chlorine bleach, laundry detergent, and dish soap. But depending on the type of material your home's exterior is covered in, you will need to be careful to use the right cleaning solution.
If your home has vinyl siding, you can use several different solutions, such as vinegar and water, laundry detergent and water, or dish soap and water. You can also use a mixture of one part bleach to three parts water. Just be sure you use your own protection to prevent the bleach from getting on your skin and in your face.
Clean Your Home Exterior
When you are ready to use your chosen cleaning solution on your home exterior, use a soft-bristled broom to apply the solution and clean the surface of your home. Work from the bottom to the top, rinsing each area as you go starting at the top and working your way down.
If your home is made of brick, vinyl, or stucco, you can use a pressure washer with a gentle spray tip to apply the solution and clean the surface. You can also hire a professional cleaning service to clean the outside of your home. They can remove oxidation staining and other types of exterior discoloration that can occur from natural weathering.
Keep Up On Pavement
Your driveway and patio pavement are a large part of your property and can similarly begin to look ugly when they become stained. With a concrete cleaner and your pressure sprayer or garden hose, you can remove a majority of the stains from these surfaces. A cleaning professional can also help you with this and can use treatments to remove some of the more stubborn stains to your concrete.
For more information, contact an exterior house cleaning service.Share