RyMark Homes Blog

It’s May, it’s sunny, and it’s time to put the coats away — we’re in spring, full force! While the flowers may be blooming, it may feel like your home is still stuck in its winter blues. Spring cleaning is a tradition that allows us to freshen up our homes to get a head start on the often-hectic seasons of spring and summer. It may feel like a daunting task, but it doesn’t have to be difficult.

Here is a checklist on how to maintain the curb appeal and exterior of your beautiful home during the warmer months.

Pressure Washing
You can apply pressure washing to several parts of your home: sidewalks and driveways, decks and patios, or the exterior of your home. You will be surprised at all of the dirt and grime that come off. As a general rule of thumb, pressure washing the exterior of your home is only recommended every 6 to 12 months (or one or two times a year).

To prevent damage, be aware that there are certain settings and pressure levels for each of the surfaces mentioned above. To read more on which pressure washer you should purchase and a how-to guide, click here

Sprinkler Systems
It’s time to revive your lawn and flowers — we all want to get our luscious green grass back! Some homeowners may have a lawn service or irrigation contractor to turn this back on, but if you’re doing this yourself, it should only take a few minutes! Read detailed step-by-step directions here if this is your first time. The most important thing to remember when turning on your sprinkler system is to turn the water on slowly, otherwise a large burst of water can break fittings and pop off sprinkler heads!

Washing Windows
Cleaning windows can be tricky and most people don’t think about cleaning them often — especially the exteriors! Even when the sun is shining, you may not be getting the full amount of natural light in your home if your windows are covered in a film of dirt, dust, grime, splattered bugs, or water spots! With beautiful large windows throughout your RyMark home, you’ll want them clean and stain free! For cleaning supplies, tips, and tricks, click here.


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