For homeowners, it is important to keep your home looking at its best year around. After all your home is probably the biggest investment you will ever make in your life, so it is important to maintain its street appeal. Although it may be hard to keep up with the constant stream of maintenance tasks needed to keep your home looking at its best. Below we will cover the 6 exterior cleaning tasks that you should keep on top of to keep your home looking at its best. Although if you cannot keep up with all the maintenance call in a professional team like Endeavour Property Services who offer a range of exterior cleaning services including House Washing in Auckland. These exterior cleaning tasks are important for maintaining good street appeal. A property’s outer appearance, its street appeal, is often the deal maker or breaker when a home is up for sale. So, it is important to keep your home looking at its best to maintain your home’s value.
- House Washing
Regular house washing is an important part of your exterior home maintenance, not only for aesthetic reasons, but due to its benefit to your paint job. Through keeping your homes exterior clean, you will prolong the life of your homes paint job as well as protecting your homes cladding from damage. Keeping your homes exterior looking clean and well maintained now only protects you home it also helps to build equity in your home. Also through keeping your homes exterior clean you are able to keep an eye on the state of your homes paintjob. So, you know when your home is due for a new paint job.
- Gutter Cleaning
Although you may think that gutter cleaning is not an important job in the grand scheme of your homes maintenance. It actually plays a big role in your homes appearance form the street. I mean nobody likes to look as mossy, mouldy gutters. Especially when they are growing grass and full of leaves and birds. It is important to keep on top of your gutter maintenance not only to protect your home from leaks and damage. It can save you money in the long term on repairs or gutter replacements.
- Driveway Cleaning
When reviewing your home from the street your driveway is one of the first things people will notice. Well they won’t notice it if it is clean and well maintained. But if your driveway is mossy and dirty, it will not give your visitors a good first impression. Luckily enough it is easy to get somebody in to clean your driveway with a pressure washing, and to apply a treatment to kill the moss and mould. Not only is a mossy driveway an eye sore it can also be dangerous, as mossy driveways are often slippery and can be a hazard to your family.
- Roof Cleaning
Although you may never see your own homes roof, from the street if not well maintained it can look very untidy. Over time your roof will be subjected to the elements and may become tarnished with a build-up of moss and mould. Here’s the thing: roof algae is a living thing, and it’s feeding off of your shingles. If it’s not taken care of, it will take years off of the life of your roofing. If you do not keep on top of cleaning your roof it will deteriorate more rapidly. Even if you cannot see any visible algae on your roof it does not mean that it is not there. As in the early stages roof algae is invisible but it will be causing damage to the surface of your roof.
- Deck Cleaning
Overtime your deck loses its naturally tannins and oils and begins to look dull and old, it starts to look like an eyesore. This is because the deck is subjected to strong UV rays and rain which washes away the natural oils making it lose its rich colour and the oils which protect it from the sun. Although you can keep you deck looking as good as new through calling in an exterior cleaning specialist, who can water blast and re oil it to restore it to its former glory.