Spring is all about cleaning. To protect yourself from those pesky dust bunnies, you’ll want to clean your home both inside and out. Cleaning your home’s exterior will get rid of all the dirt and grime that may have built up from windy or stormy days.
Our team at Window World TX wants to share DIY exterior cleaning tips for windows, doors and other places that could need special attention this spring! Here are some ways you can clean your home’s exterior with all the ingredients from home.
Sometimes, it can be hard to get out all those water marks from your windows after a day of rain. One of the best tools you can have for cleaning is your trusty squeegee. They are relatively cheap and easy to come by at your local home improvement or convenience store.
All you need to do is pair your squeegee with a cleaning sponge and a cleaning solution. One solution you can use is one part distilled vinegar to one part of hot water. Simply mix the solution and start scrubbing down those windows. Get rid of those streaks and grime from your window with your friend: the squeegee!
Dirty Vinyl Siding
If your home has vinyl siding, it can easily pick up dirt and debris on those windy days. Power washing your vinyl siding can seem like the easiest job, but it can actually be the most harmful. This type of washing can damage your vinyl siding.
The best way to clean your vinyl siding is using an at-home solution and a sponge or a towel. The solution can be made up of 30% white vinegar and 70% water. You can also use any normal household surface cleaner.
You can clean up your doors using any of your simple cleaning products. For an at-home recipe, try mixing half water and half white vinegar to remove the grim from your door. If you have wooden doors, you can use furniture polish to let your doors shine. Welcome your guests to your spring get-togethers with a door that looks shiny and new!
Your gutters can pick up all kinds of debris. This can include:
- Leaves and sticks
- Bees and Mosquitos
To protect your gutters, cleaning out this debris will help you get better water control on rainy days. Climb up on a stable ladder to reach those high gutters and using a plastic scoop or child’s shovel, remove the debris. You can throw anything you find into a trash bag. Once everything is fully removed, flush out your gutters with a garden hose to clear out any remaining debris.
Fading Garage Doors
If your garage doors are showing signs of wear, you can find something to clean them with at home. Wet down your garage doors with your garden hose and wipe away the dirt with a solution and a rag. A simple solution of household soap can get the job done.
For an added layer of sheen, you can use spray car wax on your garage doors. Every time you pull into your driveway, you’ll be able to see how clean your garage doors are with these simple steps.
Need Extra Help? Contact Window World TX!
Sometimes, debris just won’t come off no matter what kind of solution we may try. When nothing seems to be working, our team at Window World TX can help! If you need help cleaning or replacing any of your windows, doors, siding or gutters, contact Window World TX today!