If you’ve been hibernating for the winter and your patio is looking a little unloved, spring is a great time to breathe some new life into it and get ready for the sunshine. Not sure what to do? No worries, Patio Perfect are your local Perth Patio Experts, so we know what to do to make the patio party ready for the summer.
Here are a few tips for what you can do in the coming weeks to make your patio perfect again!
Spring cleaning Patios Perth
Perth Spring weather is unpredictable, so it’s a good idea to plan your spring cleaning for a few days where good weather is forecast. The last thing you want is to go to the trouble of mopping the decks and washing the surfaces, only for them to be rained on immediately. Not only this, but sunlight helps dry out surfaces and is an excellent anti-bacterial agent, so you’ll get more out of cleaning on a sunny day than a dreary one.
Another handy tip is to remove everything from the patio that isn’t a permanent fixture. Tables, chairs, standing heaters or stoves, move them all out to achieve a really thorough clean. Once you have done all your heavy-duty cleaning of floors and walls, you can clean the furniture and return it to its rightful place. You’ll find that this produces a better, more consistent clean that working with the furniture in place.
Clean the Gutters
Cleaning the gutters is not just a matter of hygiene. Poorly maintained gutters can have potentially catastrophic effects on a patio roof or home. When gutters become clogged with leaves and plant matter, they cease to function as they should, moving water away from the roof, preventing it from standing and corroding the surfaces of the home. If plant matter really takes hold, it can also grow roots and leaves, and these can physically disrupt the placement of the gutters or other elements of the construction, which can cause permanent damage.
It’s important to clean the gutters of your home at least every two years, ideally every year. Professional gutter cleaning services are a great choice, as they can safely move across your patio roof and clean the gutters far more quickly than you could, as they have commercial-grade tools and vacuum power.
With the strength of Australia’s sun, and particularly the Perth Sun, spring is a great time to consider the benefits of a roof structure like a Stratco Outback Pergola. Providing an area on your patio that is appropriately shaded will entice the paler of your friends and family into enjoying your patio and will add more usable space even in the hottest and brightest summer months.
Want to get more out of your patio in the summer? We’ve got lots of ways to help! Give us a call today to learn more!