Maintaining the interior and exterior of your home sounds like a BIG job – luckily, it doesn’t have to be!
We have compiled our top 5 house cleaning tips that will save you both time and money in the long run. With regular cleaning and upkeep, you can prevent and delay costly repair services on your home, the trick is simply knowing what to focus on.
1. Clean The Exterior Of Your House Every 12 – 18 Months
Most people forget how important the exterior of their house is until it’s time for a new paint job! This expensive maintenance cost is essential for most houses, but the length of time in between paint jobs can be extended with regular professional cleans.
On average your house will need a new lick of paint every 5-10 years. Factors such as the environment your home is in, and exposure to the weather will greatly affect its lifespan. Without regular cleaning, you will be looking at a complete repaint every 5 years, this is usually due to the accumulation of:
- Grime surrounding your windows.
- Algae in between weatherboards.
- Stubborn stains and marks.
Investing in a professional house wash will not only double the life of your exterior paint but will also prevent future costly repairs. Annually washing your house will deter the onset of rot and mould and is the best way to keep your window frames and weatherboards clean and protected.
2. Keep Your Gutters Clear
Do you only realise how full your gutters are when it rains? Having streams of water flowing over your gutters isn’t just annoying, it’s potentially damaging to the structure of your house!
Clogged gutters can cause severe damage to the foundations of your home. With water running over the piping and onto the ground, it forms pools of water that seep underneath your house, weakening the foundations and encouraging the growth of mould and rot. Having your gutters kept clean and free of debris will ensure the important parts of your house are protected from the rain and kept dry over autumn.
Blocked gutters and misdirected water can have devastating effects on the structure of your home, without regular cleaning, you can expect to see:
- Rot and mould taking hold.
- Foundation problems.
- Flooding of lower levels and basements.
- Deterioration of your garden.
- Staining of your cladding.
Enlisting a professional to clean and flush your gutters will guarantee the job is done right and you are made aware of any damage caused by rain or debris.
3. Have Your Carpets Professionally Cleaned
Improving the look and smell of your home can be done easily and effectively with a professional carpet cleaner. Whether you have young kids, pets or older carpet, a standard vacuum cleaner just isn’t going to cut it when removing stains, smells and unwanted dirt from the floors of your home.
A total carpet replacement is a big, expensive investment which most people don’t have the time or money to do. Having your carpets cleaned by a professional will give you the look and feel of a new home while being cost-effective, quick and provide instant results.
Getting a comprehensive quote for a professional clean of your carpet is a sure way to see how beneficial a deep clean will be to the livability of your home.
4. Clean Your Roof
The appearance of your roof sets the tone for the entire exterior of your home. Having it clean and mould free is a sure way to add value to your property and reduce the unsightly look of moss and lichen.
Having your roof high pressure washed is a cost-effective, preventative measure that will stop leaks from forming and protect your homes structural integrity.
Some of the benefits of having your roof washed are:
- Removes granule eating algae.
- Discover existing repair needs.
- Eradicate moss.
- Sanitise your roof from bird poo.
- Make your home look new.
Having your roof cleaned by professionals that know how to pressure wash safely and effectively will protect your roof, walls and weatherboards from rot and mould and will keep your home dry.
5. Get your Chimneys Cleaned
Getting your chimneys swept every year is not only a cleanliness issue but a safety precaution. It is a good idea to check your home’s insurance policy, as most home and contents insurance states that you must maintain and clean your chimney once every year.
Reducing the risk of fires in your home can be dramatically reduced by having regular chimney sweeps, they clear out birds nests, leaves and debris that fall on your roof throughout the year, they also:
- Provide a comprehensive inspection of your chimney.
- Assess the condition of your chimney.
- Remove combustible soot.
- Ensure the draft is sufficient.
- Offer peace of mind that your chimney is not posing any potential danger to the safety of your home.
For a thorough chimney clean from making sure you are enlisting an experienced and professional team. The job won’t take long and it will significantly improve the fire protection of your home.
Get In Touch With The Professionals
Maintaining your home and property can be an easy, cost-effective solution to avoiding expensive, laborious and avoidable home improvements.
Get in touch with the friendly team at Your Local and we can provide you with a comprehensive quote and carry out all of your home maintenance needs, preserving the beauty and safety of your home!