Your home will accumulate all sorts of dirt and grime over time. Eventually, you’re going to want to remove that dirt and grime. Whether it’s dirty vinyl siding, gutter build up or fading garage doors, there are ways to clean them yourselves.
We’re here to help with some home exterior cleaning tips that will make your home look brand new.
When it comes to window cleaning, it’s best to do what has been done for a long time: use a squeegee. These simple tools are relatively cheap and easy to come by. When paired with a cleaning sponge and a solution of one part distilled vinegar to one part of hot water, the squeegee will have your windows shining with no streaks.
If you have vinyl siding, it’s likely that you have a buildup of dirt, as well. With siding, you can power wash it, but some manufacturers recommend against it as it can damage the siding. Using a solution of 30% white vinegar and 70% water can make for a great all-purpose cleaner for siding, or you can use any normal household surface cleaner. Wipe the siding down with a sponge or towel, and your house will be clean once again.
For door cleaning, there are a number of cleaning products for you to use. No need to run to the store, though. Mixing half water and half white vinegar will work just as well to remove any grime from your door. For wooden doors, you can use furniture polish to bring some life back into them.
To clean your gutters, you’re going to need a good, stable ladder that will reach high places. Using a plastic scoop or a child’s shovel, remove any build up inside and dispose into a trash bag. Once all the gutters are clear, flush them out with a garden hose to free up any remaining debris.
Driveways can be cleaned with a good power washer and a garden hose, but sometimes that just isn’t enough. If you still have stains on the driveway, you can use equal parts water and vinegar to lift those stains from the concrete and wash them away with the power washer. A power washer will also take tire marks out of your driveway, too.
If you’re finding that your garage doors are dirty, a simple solution of household soap will help to clean it. Wet down the doors with a hose, and then use a rag and your solution to wipe away the dirt. Rinse the doors, and you’re done. If they still look dull after cleaning them, you can use a spray car wax to help make them shiny again.
Doing these DIY exterior home tips will have your house looking like new again. Throughout this process, you may find that some things can’t just be cleaned. Instead, they need to be replaced. If that’s the case, contact Window World TX – and we’ll be happy to help you replace any windows, doors, siding or gutters!