The spring season brought record pollen levels to many areas of the country, particularly the South. With summer quickly approaching or already upon us, as many parts of the United States are experiencing high temperatures and daily summer showers, it’s time to prepare your home for the next season. Because summer is the perfect time for outdoor events, such as barbeques, pool parties, and more, it is important to keep your home’s exterior fit for entertaining.

Cleaning Your Home’s Exterior

Power washing the exterior surfaces of your home is the best way to remove leftover pollen and other debris from seasons past. Here are some of the areas where you can use your pressure washer to refresh the appearance of your property:

  • Driveway
  • Sidewalks
  • Deck
  • Porch
  • Patios
  • Siding
  • Steps
  • Soffits
  • Gutters
  • Stucco
  • Brick
  • Wooden fences

Detecting Necessary Repairs

Pressure washing your property will do more than enhance its curb appeal. By paying close attention to all of your home’s exterior surfaces, you can detect any repairs that need to be made to the siding, gutters, etc. Here are a few things to look out for when power washing your home:

  • Sagging, loose, broken, or leaking gutters
  • Loose or improperly placed downspouts
  • Loose, cracked, warped, or bent siding
  • Chipping or disintegrating stucco or brick
  • Mold or mildew
  • Rotten wood
  • Uneven sidewalks
  • Cracks in the driveway

How Leaf Slugger Can Help

The Leaf Slugger gutter protection system can address many of the issues you may find while power washing your home. Water damage caused by clogged or broken gutters can result in rot, mold, mildew, and damage to a home’s siding, landscaping, and even foundation. Leaf Slugger prevents this from happening by blocking debris, eliminating clogs, and managing the flow of water away from your home.