Fortunate enough to have a screened-in porch installation in your South Carolina home? Then you know how comfortable and inviting this space can be, especially as the cooler fall months approach. But odds are, you aren’t the only one who loves your Bluffton screened-in porch, either! 

If friends and neighbors are constantly dropping in to enjoy your indoor-outdoor oasis, don’t turn them away because of a little dirt—just follow these easy tips for painless porch cleaning!

Quick Tips to Clean Your South Carolina Screened-in Porch in No Time

1. Have your tools ready.

Like any other task, having tools on hand is half the battle. Instead of spending 30 minutes gathering cleaning supplies from various nooks and crannies around the house, have a “porch cleaning toolkit” already prepared and stored somewhere convenient.In this toolkit, keep things like

  • Sponges
  • Soap
  • All-purpose cleaner
  • Microfiber cloths
  • Dusters
  • push broom
  • A scrub brush

2. Move items and sweep.

With your tools ready to gothe first step is to move all the furniture, potted plants, fixtures, and other “stuff” out of your screened-in porch installation (or at least over to one side). Then sweep under them to remove leaves, dirt, and dust. 

While you’re at it, go ahead and wipe down the furniture and other fixtures with a soapy sponge, dust cloth, or damp paper towel.

3. Wash the floor and light fixture covers.

Once most of the large things are out of the way, wash the floor with whatever tool you prefer: a long-handled scrub brush, a mop, a soapy push broom, or a good old-fashioned sponge.

Now is also the perfect time to remove light fixture covers and give them a good wash. Though many people omit this step, it’s an important one—dead bugs are not what you want guests to notice about your South Carolina screened-in porch!

TipIf you’re short on time, you can probably skip the floor washing. Just don’t skip it too often or you may need to use a power washer to get those floors clean.

4. Dust.

Most of the surfaces and items in your screened-in porch installation ought to be clean by now, but don’t forget to dust! A few commonly overlooked spots include:

  • Windowsills
  • Ceiling fans
  • Door frames

5. Clean the porch screens.

Last but not least, make sure your Bluffton screened-in porch is offering the beautiful views you want by doing a quick wipe-down of the screen itself. Using a gentle cloth and a garden hose, wet and wipe both the screen and the frame. If any grime has accumulated, apply a non-ammoniated all-purpose cleaner and lightly scrub with a sponge or brush.

Need More Info? Contact Palmetto Porches Today!

Have more questions about your South Carolina screened-in porch? Looking to add an indoor-outdoor porch to your home? Then don’t hesitate to get in touch with Palmetto Porches! We’d love to learn more about your needs and schedule a free, no-obligation consultation with a friendly screened-in porch professional. Get started now by calling or completing our online contact form!