Here in Connecticut the leaves are starting to turn red on our sugar maples and the skies are a beautiful azure blue. Nature is starting to wind down which makes it the perfect season to pressure clean your house.
This may seem counterintuitive to those of us (ok, all of us) who get spring fever and do our spring cleaning, but let me explain the benefits of pressure cleaning now.
If you clean your home now, you’ll have a longer time before that mold and mildew starts to grow again. Your house will stay clean longer as the heat and humidity that created the perfect conditions for mold and mildew to grow are gone with the crisp autumn days.
Trees will be shedding their leaves and gutters will need to be cleaned. Keeping your gutters cleaned will prevent water from damaging your home.
Cleaning your roof does more than just make it look good. If your roof has moss or lichen growing on it then it’s really important to remove it now as these plants hold water that will freeze and unfreeze this winter. During this thawing and freezing the granules on the roof will become looser reducing the life span of the shingles.
Avid gardeners don’t have to worry about tender young transplants. In spring we have clients who love to garden. We recommend for them to wait till the growing season is winding down to do their cleaning, especially if they just put in new transplants. Why stress these plants when Autumn is so perfect for cleaning. The time for annuals is coming to an end, the perennials will be past their splendor and packing it in for a long nap and you needn’t worry about your perfectly placed mulch.
Everything will be pristine for the season of entertaining. In summer we’re going on vacations and adventures and are hardly ever home. Come fall were back, sipping wine with friends on our deck, having large family meals together, friends and family come to join us for Thanksgiving and the busy holiday season starts. Your home is the scenic background to all these memories so why not clean it now…while you’ll be enjoying it the most.