Cleaning the actual structure of your house will immediately improve its appearance and remove corrosive elements.
Gutters: Cleaning out rain gutters is often a Fall checklist chore, but checking them again in the spring will ensure that no debris has clogged them during storms. Brush clean outside of gutters to remove black steaks and stains.
Siding: Pressure wash the siding of your home to remove dirt. A low pressure, steam wash is most effective for safely removing mold and dirt. The high temperature can kill mold spores and extend the time between cleanings.
Roof: Remove limbs and debris. Steam clean to remove mold that eats away the grit and decreases the life of the shingles.
Windows: Washing windows and screens will give you a clear view.
For the Deck & Yard
Whether you have a deck or patio, a few simple cleaning chores can have it ready for fun gatherings or just relaxing.
Flooring: If you have a wood deck, inspect the wood for signs of rot or decay and make repairs as necessary. Steam clean the wood surfaces, and apply stain with sealant. For concrete patios and walkways, check for chips or cracks that need repair, and power wash away any stains. Apply sealer to protect from the elements.
Furniture: If your patio furniture has been out in the weather all winter, it will need to be scrubbed clean. If it has been stored instead, now is the time to brush it off and return it to the patio or deck.
Fence: If you have a wood fence, inspect the wood for signs of rot or decay and make repairs as necessary. Steam clean the wood surfaces, and apply stain with sealant. For vinyl fencing, power wash to remove dirt and stains.
Driveways: For concrete or asphalt driveways, check for chips or cracks that need repair, and power wash away any stains. Apply sealer to protect from the elements.