Springtime is finally upon us! Trees and flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the weather is finally above freezing. Nothing feels quite as refreshing as the arrival of spring, and with it, a fresh start.
Of course, springtime is a time for deep cleaning your home. We all feel a sudden urge to declutter, finally tackle that home project we’ve been meaning to do for quite some time and feel the need to deep clean both the inside and outside of our homes.
But how exactly should you deep clean your home? Follow our tips below for how to properly spring clean your home to get it ready for the next few months of warm weather!
Tip #1: Clean the Inside
If you’re like most people then you complete a routine cleaning of your home weekly, including sweeping, mopping, emptying the dishwasher, etc. To properly clean the inside of your home this spring, ramp up your cleaning routine to include the following:
- Sweep under hard-to-reach places like beds and furniture
- Dust your entire home
- Disinfect and deep clean bathrooms
- Wash indoor rugs
- Disinfect counter tops
- Deep clean your oven (both the surface and inside)
By following the deep cleaning routine above, your home is bound to feel squeaky clean. When your home is fresh and clean then you feel refreshed as well!
Tip #2: Prep the Outside
Our homes can look dingy after the long fall and winter seasons and need a facelift come springtime. Leaves collect in all sorts of places, flowers and plants can die or need trimming or need to be replaced, dirt can build up around your home’s exterior, etc. To bring the outside of your home to life again, follow these spring cleaning tips:
- Pressure wash the exterior of your home
- Pressure wash patios/decks
- Replace broken or torn screens
- Remove and replant plants and flowers that won’t bloom again
- Sweep around entryways
- Prep your grill by cleaning it with a mild detergent and water
- Seed your lawn
A home exterior that’s well taken care of attracts potential buyers and keeps neighbors happy. Not only will everyone on your block be impressed by your deep cleaning, you’ll appreciate your hard work too. A clean exterior is so refreshing leading into the spring and summer months!
Tip #3: Clean/Replace Your Gutter System
While gutter systems could be grouped in the above outdoor prepping tips, they require a little more attention and cleaning than most every other part of your home’s exterior. Why? Because they can trap debris, mud and silt during the harsh fall and winter months we just endured. Now that it’s spring, they can also be a hotspot for birds to nest which can cause a whole slew of problems if you don’t clean them.
April showers bring May flowers– that familiar saying that we all grew up with. It’s true – springtime is a rainy season here in the Heartland and you’ll want your gutters to be working their best to properly drain rainwater away from your home. Gutter systems should always be cleaned in spring to prepare for those heavy spring rainstorms.
To begin cleaning your gutter system, we recommend starting with your gutters. First, always make sure you wear heavy duty gloves to protect your hands from any sharp debris, insects or nests you may encounter while cleaning. Along with gloves, you’ll need a scoop, bucket, hose, and ladder to clean your gutters. Start the deep cleaning process by removing all debris from your gutters and flushing them out with a hose to remove any buildup or rocks and dirt.
Next up are your downspouts. They can become clogged with all the debris we mentioned earlier, so cleaning them is crucial to your entire gutter system working properly this spring. If your downspout is clogged, take a plumber’s snake and insert it into the corners where your gutter meets the downspout. From there you’ll be able to remove debris and leaves that may be causing the clog. Finally, flush out your downspout with your garden hose to further remove any debris that may be built up.
If you’ve tried the gutter system cleaning process above and your gutters still aren’t working well to flush water away from your home, then it’s time to replace it. Springtime brings a lot of rain; according to the 2020 Old Farmers’ Almanac, we can expect quite a bit of precipitation over the next few months. Therefore, you’ll need to be prepared with a new gutter system.
Our recommendation for replacing your gutter system? A K-Guard Leaf Free Gutter System! Our gutter system is the most durable and cost saving on the market. We could go on and on about the benefits of installing a K-Guard Gutter System, but we’ll summarize by saying that our system truly can’t be beat and is the only gutter system in Kansas City to use the most durable and corrosion-free aluminum for a leaf free gutter system.
Now is the perfect time to get your gutter system ready for spring with a new gutter system. To receive a free estimate, call (913) 380-1616 or request an estimate online.