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Step into Spring with Plymouth Exterior Cleaning Services

Let’s be honest, it’s that dark and murky time of year when the days are short and the nights are long and the weather is just typically British. The outside of our homes are looking a bit worse for wear, the gutters are full of leaves and moss and it all generally looks a bit grey and murky. The good news is, we are here to help with our professional Plymouth exterior cleaning services. With spring just around the corner, there’s never been a better time to pay some attention to the outside of your property. 

So, what can you do to spruce up the outside of your property, what Plymouth exterior cleaning options are available to you and how can you ensure that your house looks the best in the neighbourhood? We take a look at the various Plymouth exterior cleaning services and what is involved:

Plymouth Gutter Cleaning 

If you have white gutters, you will notice that they get especially dirty. They are either a grey colour or there is a build-up of algae turning them green. That’s just the bits you can see. Let’s not discount the black and darker coloured guttering. It may look OK on the outside but inside they are likely to be full of moss, debris, leaves, birds nest and more. This is all well and good. After all, out of sight out of mind but you won’t be happy when you discover a leak. 

The Water Will Cause Damage 

If gutters get blocked, the water has nowhere to go and water will always find a way out. Whether that be over the top as the gutters overflow or through other cracks and crevices in the façade of the property, you could end up with water in the roof, in the eaves or inside your home. This is then a far greater problem which will incur more expense than having them cleaned. 

Regular Gutter Cleaning and Maintenance 

We recommend having your Plymouth gutters cleaned twice a year in spring and autumn to ensure that you don’t get any build up. The build-up of leaves, moss and other debris, if left untreated, will eventually cause damage. Don’t leave it until it is too late. As well as the gutters, we can also clean the facias and downpipes too, leaving your home looking spick and span. With our additional Plymouth exterior cleaning services, you can have the top to the bottom of your home or commercial premises cleaned.

K-Rend Cleaning Services

If you have your house rendered, you will know all too well that often one wall in particular gets dirty and grey. If you have hanging basket brackets, satellite dishes and other fixings, you get rust spots on the wall and the appearance of render over time becomes grey and dirty. The good news is that rather than painting over the dirt (which is like putting a band aid on a sliced off finger), you can have the property soft washed. 

Clean Rather Than Paint 

Removing the dirt itself, rather than painting over it, will ensure that the exterior of your property stays in good condition. If you choose to paint over it, not only will it cost you more, you are just painting over the dirt which will come through again. Save your money and instead go for professional Plymouth K-Rend cleaning. 

Do Not Jet Wash Render 

You may be wondering why we don’t jet wash. If you are considering doing this yourself we would urge you to reconsider. As professionals, we don’t jet wash render for a number of reasons including the fact that such an aggressive form of washing will damage the render. Instead we use a soft washing process that will make the property as good as new. First we use a pre-treatment and then we apply the soft washing treatment. It doesn’t take long and the results are remarkable. 

Pressure Washing Services

Unlike our K-Rend soft washing service, pressure washing is a more aggressive way to remove built up dirt effectively. Using our van-mounted equipment, we do not need access to your property unless it is to clean a patios in the back garden. We are fully self-sufficient and able to carry on the work whether you are there or not. 

Domestic Pressure Washing 

Pressure washing, or jet washing, is a highly effective and powerful way to clean areas that have become dirty over time from the weather. Take patios and driveways for example. They look lovely when they are newly laid but give it a year and they soon start to lose their fresh look with a buildup of algae and grime. It’s certainly one of the more satisfying jobs as we see the stone being returned to its former glory. 

Commercial Pressure Washing 

We also offer commercial pressure washing services to the exterior of buildings. Graffiti is one circumstance in which we are asked to carry out this service. It’s the most effective way to get rid of offensive or unwanted material quickly. We also clean the pavements, walkways and exteriors of communal buildings. Our many commercial clients include retail premises, hotels, leisure buildings and more. 

Plymouth Window Cleaning & Solar Panels 

3 bed semi-detached houses, multi-storey office blocks, blocks of flats, large areas of solar panels… we can clean them all. No job is too big or too small for our team and, with our van-mounted equipment, we make light work of window and solar panel cleaning. Here are the services that we offer:

Domestic Window Cleaning 

Our domestic window cleaning services can be arranged so that you don’t even have to think about when they need cleaning next. We can arrange with you to clean them once a month or more or less frequently. With van-mounted equipment, we have our own water so we only need access to the rear of the building or areas where there are windows to clean.

Larger 3 storey houses or flats are also no problem as we have the equipment to reach those higher levels. Simply let us know what it is that you need and we can discuss your requirements. 

Commercial Window Cleaning and Maintenance 

Manage an office block, a school or other large commercial premises that needs regular window cleaning? Perhaps you have a building with lots of glass frontage. Our team can help. We can also arrange a regular cleaning contract to ensure that we visit regularly to carry out your window cleaning. 

Solar Panel Cleaning – Domestic and Commercial 

Solar panels must be kept clean and clear in order to work at their full capacity. As soon as a film of algae or other dirt and grime starts to appear, they will become less effective. Regular solar panel cleaning is paramount to ensure that it continues to perform as required. You will no doubt see pigeons taking up residence on nearby neighbouring rooftops. They love to roost on solar panels and where there’s nuisance birds, there is also bird faeces. You do not want this getting in down the sides of the panels. It will also have an impact on the effectiveness of your panels. 

Whether it’s the solar panels on a domestic building or a multitude of solar panels for a commercial enterprise, our solar panel cleaning service means that your panels continue to be effective. Again, we are happy to work with you to discuss a regular cleaning contract. It is also important to make sure you use the right cleaning methods. Nothing abrasive, don’t get them too wet. This is something that the team at Scrub & Shine SW are experts in so you don’t have to worry. It’s better to pay experts to carry out the work rather than risk damaging the panels. 

Roof Cleaning 

We don’t spend our time looking up at the roof but it’s worth paying attention to this area of the house. You will find that over time, a build-up of moss and other organic growth can take over your roof. There’s no doubt that in some circumstances, this organic growth can add character but it’s not good for the roof. Neither is hiring the wrong people to clean the roof.

Plymouth exterior cleaning services

Always make sure you employ the services of professionals who know what they are doing and have experience. Using high pressure washing will only cause damage to the roof, not to mention the mess it will make down below. Instead, we use a low pressure steam cleaning to remove any organic growth and restore the roof to its former state. 

Adding Kerb Appeal to Your Home 

In addition to keeping the exterior of your property clean, there are other things you can do to ensure that you make your home stand out for all the right reasons. 

Hanging baskets

These are a really nice way to add some colour and life to a property. However, if you have a rendered house, we suggest getting some anti-rust brackets so that you don’t incur the problem of rust running down the wall. The right ones will last a long time and save you the hassle of having to get the exterior regularly cleaned just for this reason. 

Adding Climbing Plants

A nice rose, a climber, jasmine… there are all sorts of climbing plants that will add some kerb appeal to your home. Be careful though. You don’t want anything that grow too fast and takes over and you don’t want creepers that stick to the render. Choose wisely and make sure you have something for the plants to climb up. 

Stones and Chippings 

If you want to add something decorative to the exterior, you can use the borders and fill them with decorative stones and chippings. If you are going to do this, put down a barrier first or you will be constantly picking out the weeds. You may also want to consider getting rid of the grass in favour of these stones as well. It certainly cuts down on having to regularly mow the lawn. 

Painting Your Front Door

If you have the option to paint your front door, it can be a lovely way to add character to your home. There are many popular colours that seem to be on trend at the moment including grey and green. We have even seen some interesting orange front doors. Black seems to be a popular choice too. Take a look around the neighbourhood though and be sure to fit in. While it’s good to be different, you probably don’t want to stand out like a sore thumb. 

Having a Complete Makeover

If it’s been a while since your property had any tlc, we are happy to discuss any or all of the above services with you. Starting from the top down, we can clean your roof, your gutters and fascias, your windows and your driveway and patio. Call it a thorough spring clean. Our Plymouth exterior cleaning services are reasonably priced and our team are experienced and take pride in the work that they do. 

Often the difference a good spring clean can make will save you money investing in new guttering, new roof tiles, painting the exterior of your property etc. Sometimes a good clean is all that is required to restore life back into your property. We have lots of clients across the Plymouth area who are happy to recommend our services. We have carried out all of the jobs mentioned above in the Plymouth area. 

Contact us Today 

While we find ourselves in the midst of another lockdown, many people don’t want to have their carpets or their ovens cleaned for obvious reasons but with our Plymouth exterior cleaning services, we don’t need to access your property. We have our own water and are fully self-sufficient which means that we can arrange your work over the phone, carry out the work and deal with payment using contactless methods. We are happy to discuss your requirements and give you a no obligation quotation. Just give us a call today to find out more and start getting your Plymouth house or business ready for spring. You can call us on 07946 602786 or contact us via email