Summer means spending more time outside under the sun. Unfortunately nature can be quite dirty. Items such as outdoor light fixtures, your deck or patio, your grill and the exteriors of your windows should all be on your summer cleaning list. Here are four tips to help get the outside of your home clean and help you relax this this summer.
Outdoor Lighting: Outdoor light fixtures gather pollen, dust and bugs. During the summer you should open your light fixtures and wash out the interior as well as the glass or plastic cover. You can use a vinegar and water solution to clean out the inside and the cover. We recommend using a microfiber cloth because of their absorbency and ability to snatch up small particles such as dust and pollen.
Deck/Patio: Cleaning your deck and patio can be time consuming depending on the size of the area. To make things easier start by breaking down the project into separate areas. Next move patio furniture into an area you plan to clean later. Lastly pressure wash or hand wash the area. When done cleaning one area move patio furniture back and clean the remaining parts of your patio or deck.
Grill: Cleaning your grill is easier than you think and can be done with basic household items. To clean your grill you will need tin foil and white distilled vinegar. Take some tin foil and make it into a ball that can fit in your hand. Apply white distilled vinegar directly to the tin foil and scrub the grate of your grill. Burnt and stuck on food particles will wipe away.
Exterior Windows: Window cleaning is tricky and can be dangerous. For beginners we recommend cleaning your windows on a cloudy day so that the sunlight doesn’t dry your cleaning solution too quickly leaving you with streaks. Second we recommend using caution when cleaning windows above ground level. Have someone hold your ladder and keep three limbs on the ladder at all times. We highly recommend hiring a professional window cleaning company for difficult window cleaning projects.