Planning to Clean Your Home Exterior? Here Are Some Tips

There are many ways to clean your home’s exterior, such as pressure washing or hiring a professional company if you want to take some of the stress out of the process. Cleaning your home’s exterior is essential for maintaining its value and avoiding potential problems down the line!

So before those leaves turn into a slippery mess this season, check out these tips for how best to prepare yourself and get started with cleaning up outside!


Using Pressure Washer

This is one of the easiest and most efficient ways to clean exterior surfaces such as driveways, sidewalks, garage doors, and patio furniture. Pressure washing will also remove any moss build-up on roofs. You can consider an electric pressure washer as it is inexpensive and easy to use. With tremendous power and speed in its rotating jets, this tool is suitable for removing stubborn dirt and grime from exterior surfaces.

Pressure washers work by shooting out a high-powered jet of water that dislodges the dirt and creates suction, which leads to easy removal. Start with basic soap and water and give it a spray. The soap will help cut through any grease and oil found in dirt and grime.

However, never pressure wash without spray on your house’s painted exterior—you’ll only damage the paint!


Cleaning Up with Chemicals

Chemical cleaners have been widely used for years. Be sure to get the right cleaner according to what you need to clean up. For instance, a general-purpose household cleaner will be good for cleaning your home’s exterior siding and window sills. You can also use a degreaser cleaner to remove grease and oil stains. For your driveway, use a sealer or water repellent to protect against asphalt stains or grease spills.

For tough surfaces with stubborn dirt buildup, you can also consider using an oven cleaner spray—the kind used for cleaning oven surfaces in your kitchen! Make sure to apply it on the exterior surface evenly so that the chemicals can seep into the dirt and grime effectively. Just spray on, let it sit for a few minutes, then scrub with a brush or sponge to remove dirt and gunk buildup.


The Other Equipment

Make sure to have the proper equipment for this job before you start. You’ll need some heavy-duty rubber gloves, protective eyewear, and work clothes that can get dirty or stained.

You’ll also need a long-handled brush with stiff bristles for scrubbing away tough, dried dirt. A stiff broom will help you clean your gutters. And don’t forget to have some eyewash on hand if there are chemicals involved in the cleanup process!


Hiring Professionals

If you don’t want to do the dirty work yourself, hire professionals to power wash your house’s exterior. This will ensure that the job is done right and completed in an hour or two (depending on how big your home is).

When you hire professionals for this job, make sure they follow the correct safety procedures and wear the proper protective gear. A good company will provide you with a list of procedures that they follow and what kind of equipment is required to do the job for your safety and theirs.


If you are looking for a quick and easy way to clean your house’s exterior, consider using pressure washers. These tools will remove any moss or dirt buildup on the roof of your home with ease. You can also use chemical cleaners if you have stubborn stains that need to be removed from the surface of your siding or window sills. Make sure to always wear gloves when handling chemicals!



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