Summer is here, which means it’s time for entertaining friends and family in your backyard. If you’ve ignored your outdoor space while the seasons fly by, your backyard probably needs some attention. Sprucing up your space can also rid allergens and pollen left over from spring. Cleaning your furniture can also have longer-term benefits and make it last for many more summers, and cleaning debris and grime off your wooden patio can prevent the wood from deteriorating.
Deep cleaning all the different aspects of an outdoor area can seem daunting, but don’t feel overwhelmed, Home Clean Heroes has a few tips and tricks for you!
Assess Your Backyard Space
Before you can get started, it’s essential to start fresh with a full picture of what needs to be cleaned. Analyze the area for any noticeable dirt and debris that needs to be catered to. Check for any hot spots that need the most TLC such as overgrown vegetation, stained surfaces, and so on. Once you do that, it’s time to move the furniture and other objects out of the way and start on the surface area first.
Pressure Wash Your Deck or Patio
Pressure washing is the best way to get off any grime and mold. Concrete and wood surfaces benefit from pressure washing; if you have access to a pressure washer, you should utilize it at least once a year at the start of your entertaining season. Spray any areas that have particularly dirty parts but be cautious, as a pressure washer can be very powerful. Make sure to spray it away from you and slowly, and start on a lower setting if applicable. If you don’t have a pressure washer, don’t fret! Although it is not as quick and easy, you can accomplish the same effect as a pressure washer by using a large bristle brush, some water, and mild cleansers. Scrub the grimy parts and spray them off with a hose.
Clean Your Backyard Furniture
From one summer to the next, outdoor furniture can sit out in the elements and get quite disgusting. Before you can sit out and relax, you need to tend to them properly. Depending on the type of furniture you have, there are different ways to clean it. Metal and plastic furniture can be hosed down while wood furniture should be cleaned more delicately with a cloth and water. All furniture can be laid out and dried in the sun. Don’t forget about those cushions too! Take a small bristle brush and mild cleanser to the cushion to get any dirt and pollen off. Wipe it down with a wet cloth or spray it down with a hose and let air dry outside.
Show Your Grill Some Love
During the summer months, we tend to use our grills for entertaining or for cooking for the family. It’s nice to sit out in a beautiful backyard area and have fun with friends and family while grilling some burgers and hotdogs. Before you can get to grilling, you need to take care of any built-up food and grime. Although the food residue on the grill can help with flavor, after a while it can have a negative impact on your health. If removable, take the grill grates out. Spray a natural cleaner on the grill and scrub with a sponge or bristle brush. Then, spray off with a hose and wipe down with water. Once dried, put it back in the grill and you are ready to host summer barbeques!
As you prepare to welcome the warm and inviting days of summer entertaining, deep cleaning your outdoor space can be a game changer. By taking the time to tend to your space, you will transform your deck or patio into the perfect place to host cookouts and get-togethers. If maintaining a spotless outdoor environment seems too much, give Home Clean Heroes a call to take care of the cleaning. Give us a call at 844-HEY-HERO so you can have the time to relax and soak up the sun.