Prepping Your Home For Spring

Despite the continuous chills and threats of snow, spring is right around the corner. Before you know it, the sniffles will commence and the watery eyes will soon seemingly take over your life.  The warm weather will force you to take a break from your busy work schedules and spend time outdoors with family and friends. Amongst the ups and downs of springtime is the necessity to maintain the exterior of your home. Sustaining a beautiful and well-manicured façade to your home will be the cherry on top of any family barbeque or get together.

Siding Maintenance

In order to conserve that brand-new look of the exterior of your home, it’s best to start with cleaning your siding. There are many different types of siding and each different type requires different cleaning products and solutions. Aluminum siding requires cleaning at least once a year using a mixed solution of ½ cup of detergent and 8 gallons of water. Vinyl siding, on the other hand, is more susceptible to mold, grease and dirt so the best cleaning product would be a vinegar solution. For the wood siding users, the best way to clean is by using an oxygen-bleach and water mixture, to get rid of those nasty mold stains.

Getting the right solution to clean the specific siding on your home is only the first part. The next step is to scrub the siding with a hard, bristle brush to purge your home of those tough stains. After scrubbing is complete, power washing is essential to properly rinse the surface.

Fencing Maintenance

As a homeowner, you know that one of the most expensive investments in home ownership is a fence. One of the most popular types of fences, is the vinyl fence which can scrubbed with bleach water and then power washed for a clean rinse. The best way to clean wood fences is a light power wash, as to not damage the wood. ( Wood fences are also very susceptible to collecting moss and sap that falls from surrounding trees, so a light power wash is essential to ensure a proper rinse. If grime is not properly cleaned, the grime can cause the wood to decay and eventually deteriorate, and no one wants to replace their expensive fence every couple of years.

power washing delawareGeneral Exterior Maintenance

Other fundamental parts of home exterior are concrete walkways & driveways and decks. These exterior items are important because they must be safe enough to walk on. Proper cleaning and maintenance ensures the safety of you and your guest at all family functions and gatherings.  A quick and easy way to clean concrete walkways & driveways and decks is to power wash them with a proper cleaning solution.

Markatos Services Inc. provides power-washing services for all types of siding, fencing, concrete areas and decks. Our well-trained cleaning professionals will properly and safely get rid of residue on all exterior services. If fences are beyond repair, our skilled handymen can replace a few panels or the entire fence.  Markatos Services Inc. will ensure that your home exterior is just as excited for spring as you and your loved ones are! Call 302.792.0606 for a free estimate.


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