The Illinois winter takes a toll on the exterior of your home, leaving it looking as gloomy as those winter days. With the spring season in full swing, it’s time to help your home look like new! For those getting ready to put their home on the market, you may feel like you’re rushing to get your home looking its best for potential buyers.
- April showers bring May flowers, and those flowers look a lot better through clean windows! But did you know that there’s a lot more to window cleaning than aesthetics?
As we did our best to fend off the Illinois winter, most of us relied on salt to keep our roads, driveways, and sidewalks clean. While helpful in the winter months, this salt sticks around into the spring, and these salt deposits stick to the exterior of your home. When these salt deposits are left on the windows, it opens the door to potential damages to your windows in the spring. Salt can cause scratches on the surface of the glass, weakening the stability of the window.
When windows are not properly taken care of, they can scratch, crack, or break easier, as they degrade over time. Keeping your windows clean helps extend the lifespan of your windows. Dust, pollen, and other allergens stick to your window panes, and can be distributed throughout your home. This ends up worsening symptoms for those with allergies, asthma, and other respiratory complications. Keeping clean windows helps everyone in your home breathe better!
Clean windows also help with energy savings. When your windows are dirty, they lessen the amount of natural light that is able to enter your home. With clean windows, natural light can freely enter your home, acting as a natural heating agent. With the added heat from the sunlight, you’re able to keep your thermostat at a lower temperature, saving you money on your energy bill.
Coming out of the winter season, most people’s minds don’t think of gutter cleaning as being a priority. Over the winter, did you notice icicles hanging from your gutters? Were your gutters filled up with snow? This added weight to your gutter system can cause the gutters to pull away from the home. The built up snow on your gutters is also a sign that your gutters are already holding leaves and other debris from the fall.
Some other signs that your home is in need of a gutter cleaning include:
- Rain water overflowing from gutters instead of through gutter system
- Rain water collecting near the foundation of your home
- Rain water streaks/stains along your home’s siding
With all of the rain that spring brings, it’s crucial that your gutters are prepared to redirect water away from your home, protecting your home’s foundation. Having your gutters cleaned is also a great way to check for any potential damages to your gutter system that may have happened over the winter. Once your gutters are clean, this issue(s) can be assessed, and an on-site repair quote will be provided to you at no additional charge.
Throughout the spring, buds, flowers, seeds, sticks, and more fall from trees and into your gutter system. Not only is it important to rid your gutters of these items so your gutters function properly, these items can also attract unwanted animals or rodents.
Once wildlife make their home in your gutters, you’ll have to pay for someone to come out and safely remove the animal(s) from your gutters before they can be cleaned. Keeping your gutters clean ensures that they can properly redistribute water away from the foundation of your home.
Winter residue can leave your home looking gloomy and dirty. What better way to brighten up your home than power washing? Winter residue can stick to and stain your home’s siding, leaving an undesirable look to your home.
At Bubbles, we offer a wide range of power washing services that will have your home looking brand new!
Our home power washing services include:
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Power washing is also incredibly important in helping your home’s exterior last longer. Power washing removes unwanted algae, mold, and other buildup on your home. This build up, when not taken care of, continues to stick to your home, and degrades the material over time. By keeping your home clean with regular power washing, you can relax knowing your home’s exterior is in its best condition. This is particularly important for when you go to sell your home, as keeping the exterior clean helps the home retain its value. A clean home also has increased curb appeal, making it easier to bring potential buyers directly to your home.
These same benefits apply to other aspects of your home’s exterior, like decks/patios, sidewalks and walkways, fences, and more! When you keep the exterior of your home clean, you prevent the need for frequent or premature repairs, saving you money in the long run.