The Importance of Cleaning and Sealing for the Fall And Winter

Monday, October 3, 2022

As Fall is upon us and with Winter quickly approaching, properly preparing your home’s exterior is important for keeping your home and property protected and in good condition -- not to mention, that it helps maintain your home’s curb appeal! This time of year especially, scheduling a regular exterior SoftWash is important to help prevent dirt, mold, dirt, and mildew buildup before the even harsher winter conditions begin to take their toll on your exterior. We have outlined the top three tips to prepare your home’s exterior for the Fall and Winter.


Tip #1: Do A Thorough Check Of Your Home’s Exterior

This is a critical first step as it is your first line of defense in preventing any problem areas from becoming worse if not taken care of before the fall and winter months. It is important to pay close attention to your siding, hardscapes, roof, driveways, walkways, gutters, patios and decks.

Not only can dirt, mildew and debris be an eyesore, ridding your home of these types of contaminants with SoftWashing protects your home from damage from the changing seasons and prevents potential further damage from occurring.


It is important to note that your siding is especially vulnerable to the Fall and Winter elements, and it is important to keep it clean not only for curb appeal but as a critical component of your home’s exterior protection and insulation. When inspecting your siding, be sure to check for any cracks and holes to not only prevent water from leaking in but also to prevent mold and mildew buildup that can seep into your home during the colder weather. SoftWashing your siding before winter dramatically reduces the chance of mold and mildew penetrating into your home.

Tip #2: Seal Paver Driveways And Walkways

Preparing your home’s exterior for Fall and Winter doesn’t only mean the actual house and roof — your driveways and walkways are an important part of your property, too! Paver sealing is the process of cleaning and protecting your investment in the paver surfaces from losing its rigidity and color. Having your paver driveway or walkway repaired can be expensive, so you want to protect it. Taking the time to inspect your driveway and walkways is important to note if there are any uneven surfaces, heaving or sinking or missing locking sand that ensues its solidity. Once you reset and heaving or sinking pavers, it is important to re-sand to rebuild the structure. Follow this with a penetrating sealer that will prevent water from getting in and freezing over the Winter and enhance the color. With a professional cleaning and sealing, you can help protect your driveway and walkways and ready them for the colder seasons.


Tip #3: Seal Your Patio And Deck

It doesn’t matter if your patio or deck is wood, paver, or stone, it is extremely important to protect it from the Fall and Winter elements. Cleaning and sealing will help protect your patio and deck from the erosion that can be caused by rainwater, ice, snow and salt. A clean and sealed surface will also effortlessly repel water and even inhibit algae and mold production. SoftWashing and sealing your wood patio will help prevent the wood from rotting and needing to be replaced. Before the colder months arrive it is important to address these important outdoor areas, which can save you money on costly repairs in the long run.


Cleaning and sealing your exterior surfaces for the fall is one of the most important ways to protect your home. We serve the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex and surrounding areas and specialize in Residential, Commercial and Multi-Unit. Soft Washing is the safe, environmentally friendly alternative to power washing. We are proud to be Veteran Owned & Operated. For more information, call us at 972-402-6810 or contact us here.