Spring Ahead: Spring Cleaning Tips That Save Time
Time is precious, yet that doesn’t stop daylight savings from stealing an hour from us every March. That means the best spring cleaning tips do more than leave your home sparkling; they also save you time.
So, this spring season, skip the pressure washing and scrubbing to fight back against time’s relentlessness. Don’t waste time and money pressure washing and scrubbing. Instead, pick up a couple of your favorite Wet & Forget products to get the job done quickly and effectively!
Pressure Washing Your Home’s Exterior Can Be Costly (And Dangerous)
Pressure washing can seem like an easy way to tackle stains and return your home’s exterior to its former glory. Often, though, it only makes the situation worse.
Before we get too doom and gloom, let’s take a peek at the price. On average, a one-time driveway cleaning conducted by a professional using a pressure washer costs $258.
That number may go up and down based on several factors:
- The size of your driveway
- The driveway’s surface material
- The condition of the driveway.
You’ll also have to pay extra to clean sidewalks, patios, fences, siding, or roofs. (And the more people coming to clean your home’s exterior, the more “spring cleaning tips” takes on a financial connotation.)
Many homeowners also choose to seal their driveway after pressure washing to help protect the surface from damage. That adds yet another hefty penny to your overall bill.
Now, if you plan on pressure washing regularly, a simple fix would be to buy or rent a pressure washing unit and take the DIY route. However, even then, pressure washing carries risks.
Many things on your property — from brick walls to windows to vehicles — are vulnerable to the pressure washer’s powerful stream.
And in some situations, pressure washing your driveway could make it more difficult to cleaner.
Small chips and cracks in surfaces can later serve as hiding spots for mold and mildew spores. So, while pressure washing may remove mold stains, it will also give spores a fortified home when they inevitably return.
The end result of all this is, best case, you relieve your driveway of stains for a few hundred dollars with a recurring appointment to pay for it all again as the seasons change. (And your home’s exterior, roof, patio, and fence will still sit unchecked on our spring cleaning to-do list.)
But the more times you pressure wash, the more likely you are to experience one of the more negative results, such as breaking a window or enabling mold’s triumphant return.
Clean Your Home’s Exterior and Driveway in Minutes
So, when it comes to your outdoor spring cleaning, what pressure washer alternatives should you try?
Well, first and foremost is Wet & Forget Xtreme Reach™ Hose End. Unlike pressure washers, you can safely use it on virtually any outdoor surface:
- Aluminum, metal, and steel
- Asphalt, brick, concrete, stone, and stucco
- Fabric and screens
- Painted and stained surfaces
- Plastic, PVC, and vinyl
That means you can take care of your entire spring cleaning outdoor checklist in one fell swoop. And even better – there’s no need to rinse, scrub, or pressure wash.
Using Wet & Forget Xtreme Reach™ Hose End couldn’t be easier. The most difficulty you’ll have is waiting for the right weather conditions:
- 55 degrees Fahrenheit
- No wind or rain in the forecast
Then, attach the bottle to your hose and apply the product everywhere your home’s exterior needs a cleaning. If you happen to accidentally spray any plants, simply switch the dial to “Water” and rinse the area.
The product cleans over time by working with the wind and rain. Simple green stains will be gone within a few weeks, while black stains or more well-set ones may take a few months.
If needed, apply the spray again a month or two after the first. Otherwise, you’ll only need to apply the product once a year, depending on your local weather conditions and climate.
The formula is enough to set Wet & Forget Outdoor products apart. However, it may be the applicator device itself that takes things to a whole new level.
If you need to clean a driveway or other vast surfaces quickly, the fan tip will make things a breeze. Then switch to the jet tip to reach surfaces up to 30 feet away.
So, keep your ladder in the shed. You’ll be able to clean second-floor exteriors and roofs while still remaining in gravity’s loving embrace.
A single bottle can cover up to 2,000 square feet, and the spray has an unlimited shelf life. That means whether your spring cleaning duties are big or small, you’re covered.
Take the Scrubbing Out of Your Shower Cleaning
Not only do our spring cleaning tips save you time, but they also help you skip the sore backs and scuffed knuckles that come from scrubbing.
Wet & Forget Shower, our weekly, no-scrub shower spray, effortlessly cleans soap scum and everyday shower grime. Its gentle formula contains no bleach, ammonia, or dyes.
That means you can safely use it on almost every bathroom surface (except for natural marble):
- Acrylic, fiberglass, and porcelain
- Brass, bronze, and slate
- Chrome and stainless steel
- Cultured marble, granite, and stone
- Shower doors, tiles, and fabric and vinyl curtains
You can even use it to clean your washing machine!
To apply, spray shower after the last shower of the day. Then, before the first use the following day, rinse the surfaces with water.
The extending hose and unique sprayer allow you to reach the furthest corners and most cramped areas. The sprayer works upside down just as well as it does right-side up and reaches distances of up to 10 feet.
So, don’t waste your precious time scrubbing until your sponge is raw. Instead, just use our once-a-week spray and let the cleaner clean for you!
Spring Cleaning Tips From Wet & Forget
Spring cleaning can be time-consuming. Instead of wasting hours using costly, dangerous pressure washers or honing your grip via scrubbing, use Wet & Forget.