Spring into action – your outdoor cleaning checklist for the new season
Winter may be cold, icy, and wet.
But on the plus side, there are fewer leaves and slower vegetation growth – good news if you have outdoor spaces that you need to keep looking spick and span.
So right now you may be feeling on top of your paved areas, guttering, and stairwells.
But don’t get too comfortable because spring is just around the corner!
So before the leaves return and weeds appear in their abundance, it’s time to get your head around the tasks you need to take on.
Remember, the more preventative action you take now, the easier it will be to stay on top of the areas you want to keep under control.
1. Have a thorough sweep up
It’s well worth starting out the season with the way you intend to carry on.
So grab a leaf blower and work all over your outdoor spaces to remove any fallen vegetation. As organic matter decomposes it creates soil, which promotes the growth of more greenery.
By removing the leaf litter quickly, you reduce the opportunities for weeds to spring up in the places you don’t want them.
2. Check for access
Have certain parts of your grounds become overgrown?
Are there trees or shrubs that need cutting back to create easier access for customers and staff?
If so, now is a good time to sort out the landscaping work. If you’re quick, you may be able to take action before birds start nesting. That way any action you take will be less disruptive to your local wildlife.
3. Clear your guttering
Thanks to the winter rainwater, your guttering has been working overtime.
So if you didn’t get around to cleaning and clearing your building’s drainage system in the autumn, now would be a good time to do so. Remember, your guttering ensures excess water is diverted away from your building. This is an essential protective measure to minimise and avoid damp damage.
Thanks to modern equipment, it’s easier than ever to ensure your gutters are nice and clear.
We have camera-mounted rods, which we can use to get up close and ensure there’s no unwanted vegetation taking root.
4. Graffiti removal
Have your outdoor spaces been used as a canvas for local ‘artists’?
The good news is you don’t have to be stuck with artwork that isn’t to your taste. Thanks to our high-grade industrial cleaning equipment, we can make light work of graffiti – wherever it’s located.
We can remove chewing gum too.
So if your car park is looking unsightly thanks to gum accumulation, now’s the time to get that sorted too.
5. Gleaming windows
With the weather improving, there’s more incentive to look outside.
But who wants to peer through grimy windows? Enlist the help of a professional cleaner and your windows will soon be clear and bright.
It’s a small job that can make a huge difference not only to your building’s appearance, but to how your staff and customers feel about your premises too.
6. Stay on top of your jobs
Cleaning is the job that is never, ever done.
As a result of the elements and the every day use of your building, cleaning work will always be required.
It’s probably a job that takes up a fair chunk of your time too. Even if you don’t do it yourself you have to find the time to get it done – either in-house or through a cleaning company.
We appreciate your time – so we’d like to give some of it back.
With a monthly cleaning plan, you don’t have to think about what needs cleaning on a week-by-week basis. You don’t need to phone around organising cleaners to fit you into their schedule.
Instead, we’ll create one plan that takes care of everything – for one easy monthly payment.
It’s the easiest way to stay on top of your cleaning so your building’s exterior always looks its best.