Spring is Here and Cleaning those Exterior Shutters Shouldn’t WaitSpring has finally arrived and that means many Toronto area homeowners are going to be throwing open the doors, opening the windows, and getting ready for a thorough spring cleaning. Even though the snow may still be on the ground, or maybe it has melted by now, thinking about cleaning the interior portion of the house is a good idea. It’s also a good idea to think along the outside.

Depending on the type of house, its location, and many other factors, including the climate during this past winter, dirt, dust, grime, and even mold and mildew can form along the exterior portion of the house. This is especially true when you’re talking about the northern facing portion of the house.

Many homeowners don’t clean the exterior part of their house in the later summer or autumn months. They are more likely getting ready for the winter season ahead and all of that dust and dirt and grime that built up through the spring and summer months, including moss, mold, and potentially even mildew on areas that don’t get direct sunlight, can affect the appearance and integrity of the house itself.

That’s true of exterior wood shutters as well. Even vinyl shutters can be exposed to potential damage over time.

Putting off cleaning the exterior part of the house until the weather turns warmer, especially if it’s going to require a hose or even a pressure washer may be the first thing a person considers. After all, why not put it off till summer when it won’t matter so much about getting wet?

The longer that any wood, vinyl siding, or other material is exposed to dirt, grime, mildew, mold, moss, or anything else, the more damage can be done to that material.

Cleaning exterior shutters doesn’t have to be completely difficult. Many shutters can remain in place, especially if the homeowner relies on a pressure washing unit. Using high pressure water, it can remove basic dirt and grime, restoring exterior shutters to like new condition, especially if they are not very old to begin with.

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