Spring Cleaning. You’ve cleaned the closets, kitchen and den now it’s time for your home exterior. If you’re planning to entertain this spring and summer you may want to tackle what winter has left on your storage building – dirt, mildew and mold.
The Good: Instead of using a heavy force like a pressure washing, we recommend using a pump sprayer and garden with a 10% household bleach and dish washing detergent solution. Elbow grease is also a useful tool with for heavy dirt or soiled spots. Also, try to avoid spraying the corners or around the soffit area of the roof to help prevent water and mold damage from reaching the inside.
The Bad: You may be tempted to just pull out your pressure washer while you are cleaning the rest of your exteriors. This is not recommended for your building since it can strip the paint from the sides and also cause water to leak into the unit itself.
The Ugly: If your shed is nestled into a wooded area you may find stuck on tree sap. A product called Awesome works great for cleaning off this sticky mess. A bucket and scrub brush will also likely do the trick on those tough, stuck on spots.
So whether you’re spring cleaning this season or just sprucing up your outdoor area, cleaning your storage building doesn’t have to be a chore. Simply follow these tips, grab the kids, and before you know it you’ll be smiling in your squeaky clean reflection.