The grass is starting to turn from brown to green, trees are beginning to flower, and Utah probably only has one more snowstorm up her sleeve. That means spring is truly here. Spring is a time for fresh beginnings and clearing away the stagnant mess of winter to make room for new life. No matter where you live or how green your thumb, it’s likely that your spring cleaning and spring preparations involve the exterior of your home, your yard, and your window wells.
Winter can be hard on your property. Snow, mud, wind, and dying plants can combine efforts to make your yard a grubby wasteland. As you map out your spring cleaning attack plan for your yard, we encourage you to carefully prepare to clean your window wells – an oft forgotten area of your home and yard – to keep your family safe and your window wells in excellent condition.
Spring Cleaning Your Window Well
- Assess. The first step is to assess the current condition of your window well. Is it full of tumbleweeds and trash? Did your window well experience flooding? If you have a window well covering, is it still in good shape? Is your window well covering well-fitting and clean or has it developed rust or damage? Observe your window well from outside as well as inside your home to figure out exactly what you’ll need to do.
- Empty. Your window well should remain empty. A Window well is not a storage area for anything. Remove your window well grate or window well covers if you have them, and use a rake or grabber to remove all trash, tumbleweeds, and other debris from the window well. Once the majority of obstacles are removed you may need to climb into the window well to remove smaller pieces of trash and debris.
- Get Professional Help. If you find animal life in your window well, call Animal Control for assistance right away. It’s common for feral cats, mice, and even larger rodents to take refuge in a window well and you should not have contact with these hideaways. If you are encountering lots of spiders and insects, consider acquiring some pest control to keep your home and window wells safe. If you notice any damage to your window well it should be repaired immediately. Call Windowell expressions to consult about the damage, quote for a repair, or even quickly and affordably replace your damaged window well.
- Clean. You can clean your window well with a small amount of mild dish soap and water, being sure to carefully rinse and check for drainage. You can also use any window cleaning spray on your window well windows to keep them clear and shining. You can clean, rinse, and lubricate your window well covers for best results and a longer life.
Don’t forget your window wells as you accomplish your regular spring cleaning tasks during this refreshing season. Windowell Expressions is ready to help you clean, repair, or upgrade your window wells as soon as you are ready.