4 Spring Cleaning Myths
Not looking forward to spring cleaning this year? How about learning the myths associated with spring cleaning which could help you avoid any major mistakes when spring cleaning.
According to an article at homeadvisor.com, “Maintaining Your Home”
“The Home Maintenance Myths
After cleaning each nook and cranny, home maintenance is the other side of spring cleaning. Unfortunately, it’s too often the neglected side. From changing the air filters on your A/C to pressure washing your siding, this is far from a complete list. Still, be sure to watch out for these common spring cleaning myths and mistakes.
- Gutter Cleaning: You can’t just throw the leaves out of your gutter and call it a day. Good gutter cleaning involves identifying leaks, seams, flushing downspouts to prevent clogging, and ensuring they’re properly draining, along with comprehensive gutter channel cleaning.
- Window Washing: I use a squeegee so I can essentially match professional window washing service. Ever wash your windows and find them dirty by the time summer rolls around? Many homeowners use paper towels, squeegees, or rags that cause static to build up on window glass and attract new dust. Professional window washing uses a specific methodology that most homeowners are either unable or unwilling to duplicate.
- Painting, Staining, and Sealing: Rather than myths, mistakes with these projects generally involve bad habits or practices. The work may not be the most technically demanding, but knowing which type of paint works best for your climate can save you dozens of labor hours and extend the lifetime of the paint job. “A poor paint job can last as little 3 years before it needs attention,” says home improvement expert Matt Goering, “A good one can last for upwards of 20.”
- Professional vs. DIY Maintenance: Perhaps the most pervasive myth is that you’re a wimp unless you do your own spring cleaning. People with hectic schedules can easily justify the costs of hiring a handyman, especially if you can bundle your spring cleaning list into one full day’s work. Professional maintenance also includes professional experience and expertise. A home inspection can create a comprehensive spring cleaning and maintenance list.” To read the entire article click here.