Now that fall is here its time to winterize! In other words it’s time to start preparing your home for the cold weather. Whether you are doing it yourself or having it professionally done; either way it could save you money. There are a few things you should make sure you get done before the temperature gets chilly. No we aren’t talking about collecting firewood to keep it warm and cozy inside. We are talking about checking the exterior of your home to make sure it’s ready to keep the inside warm and the cold outside. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning offer some ideas to help clean up and prepare the exterior of your home for the cooler months this fall.
Pressure Washing & Repainting Siding
Pressure washing siding removes dirt mold or mildew as well as chipped or peeling paint and insects. Once you’ve removed all these pollutants it makes repainting your siding with weather resistant paint that much easier. Leaving peeling paint can allow the elements to damage the siding leading to costly repairs later. Besides, a clean home shows you care, increases your curb appeal and your home value in the neighborhood!
Gutter Cleaning & Insulating
Cleaning out your gutters and downspouts is important. Clogged gutters can cause “dams” which could damage your gutter and back up water and rainwater onto your roof. Cleaning out leaves and caked on dirt can help prevent these issues. Check the joints and tighten any loose brackets. Replacing old damaged gutters with new ones with leaf guards could be very beneficial as well as insulating the pipes. Insulating the pipes is important. This prevents rain from forming dams inside your gutters. These dams can keep water and other debris from moving smoothly thru your gutter and create further blockages. When blockages like this occur, water backs up and could create problems such as; a leaky roof as well as heavy piping that could in turn rip your gutter away from your home causing costly damage to the roof and siding. Running water thru them now could help identify and remove early blockages and can save you the headaches later.
Inspect, Clean & Repair Roof Damage
Icy rain and wind can do a number on your roof. Its the first line of your home’s defense against the outside elements. Having your roof inspected is your first step. If you don’t know what to look for hire a professional. Having your roof soft washed by Big Moose Pressure Cleaning is a good place to start. That will remove mold, mildew or any other buildup causing issues therefore making it easier to spot problems. Check for missing or damaged shingles. Repair any holes or cracks no matter how small. This is you’re best bet to prevent leaking or, worst case, a cave in after a big storm.
Cover Outside AC Units
Carefully vacuuming out the interior of your outside unit to remove dirt and debris such as leaves and twigs is only the first step. Next removing window units is important and covering any outdoor units with the approved tarps or plastic AC covers is important to prevent rain getting into them and causing them to rust.
Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning, Soft Wash Roof Cleaning & More in McDonough, Barnesville, Fayetteville, Covington, Locust Grove & Griffin Georgia
When the leaves fall and rain starts pouring, will you be ready? For all your fall home cleaning needs call Big Moose Pressure Cleaning.