Fall is a season of vibrant colors, cozy sweaters, and pumpkin spiced treats. But it is also the perfect time for homeowners to ensure their property is in top shape before the cold winter months set in. One way to achieve this is through pressure cleaning. With leaves falling and the remnants of summer still lying around, it is important to get rid of the buildup and prep your surfaces. Big Moose Pressure Cleaning would like to share a basic fall pressure cleaning checklist for homeowners.
Cleaning Gutters & Downspouts
Fallen leaves, twigs, and other debris tend to clog gutters, leading to potential water damage and ice dams in the winter. Remove large debris manually and then pressure wash the insides of the gutters, ensuring water can flow freely to the downspouts.
Deck & Patio Cleaning
Algae, mold, and summer grime can become slippery hazards, especially when conditions become damp and frosty. Use a gentle setting on your pressure washer and appropriate detergents to clean wood or stone surfaces. Ensure you cover every nook and cranny, especially between deck boards.
Power Washing Driveways & Walkways
Oil spills, mold, and dirt from the summer months can become slippery or intensify freeze-thaw damage during winter. Using a surface cleaner attachment can make this task more efficient. Ensure you rinse away all debris and cleaning solution thoroughly.
Soft Washing Siding, Roof & Exteriors
Dirt, mold, and mildew can degrade your home’s siding over time. It is important to keep the outside of your home as clean as the inside. Starting from the top and working your way down, use a gentle setting and appropriate detergent. Ensure you don’t spray water under the siding or into electrical fixtures.
Pressure Cleaning Outdoor Furniture
Before storing away or covering your outdoor furniture, it is essential to clean off the summer’s grime first. Depending on the material of your furniture, adjust the pressure settings. Use a mild detergent, and don’t forget to rinse thoroughly.
Exterior Cleaning of Fences
Over time, fences can accumulate algae, moss, and dirt, diminishing their appearance and structural integrity. For fences it is important to use a gentle setting for wooden fences. For metal or vinyl, you can increase the pressure slightly. Move in a consistent pattern to avoid streaks.
Pool Area Cleaning (if applicable)
Before covering your pool for the season, ensure surrounding areas are free of dirt and algae. Pressure clean the pool deck, tiles, and surrounding walkways. Make sure you rinse any chemicals away from the pool water.
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Fall is a transitional period, a bridge between the warm summer days and the chilly winter nights. Homeowners should leverage this time to clean, maintain, and protect their properties. This fall pressure cleaning checklist ensures that every corner of your outdoor space is primed and ready to face the winter months. If you do not have a pressure cleaning machine, or don’t have the time or means to pressure clean your home, contact Big Moose Pressure Cleaning today.