Keeping the outside of your home can be just as important as the inside!

Cleaning: Home Exteriors

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Cleaning Home Siding

Benjamin Roussey

Perform this preventive cleaning and maintenance on a regular basis to keep your home's siding in good condition. A clean and well-kept exterior will increase your home's value.

Deck Clean-Up and Repair

Benjamin Roussey

A deck is a great place to spend time during the summer months, but decks grow old and tired. Here are some things you can do to restore it to its former glory.

How to Clean Cement Driveways

TDS Readers' Solutions

If your cement driveways has picked up stains, what's the best way to clean it? Our readers share their tips and tricks to make a driveway look clean and new again.

How to Keep Your Patio Clean

TDS Readers' Solutions

Like to do a lot of outdoor entertaining on your patio? If it's gotten stained over the years, how does a person get a patio looking really clean again?

Cleaning Tar from Vinyl Siding

TDS Readers' Solutions

What will clean tar from white vinyl siding? Our readers share their tips and tricks.

Gearing Up For Summer

Amy Allen Clark

Spring-cleaning your house should not just involve the deep-cleaning of the interior of your home, but it should also include preparing the outside of your home for all of those lovely days that you will be able to be out enjoying the sunshine.

Clean Your BBQ for Sizzling Summer Cookouts

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A dirty BBQ grill can put a damper on your summer cookouts and backyard parties. Here's how to prevent your grill from getting dirty unnecessarily.

Cleaning Plastic Outdoor Furniture

The Natural Handyman

Is there a solution for removing mildew from the plastic strips on motel-type outdoor furniture? After trying baking soda, vinegar, ammonia, and Mr. Clean pads to no avail, what should be next? Read on to find out what The Natural Handyman suggests.

Dingy Vinyl Shutters

TDS Readers' Solutions

Short of washing, sanding, priming and repainting faded vinyl shutters, what can be done? Our readers share their tips and tricks.

Cleaning Aluminum Screen Doors

TDS Readers' Solutions

Is there a way to clean aluminum screen doors? Our readers are here to help.

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Cleaning Vinyl Siding

TDS Readers' Solutions

Exterior Mold

The Natural Handyman

Grill Clean-Up and Repair

TDS Readers' Solutions

Cleaning Pool and Patio Furniture

TDS Readers' Solutions

Cleaning an Asphalt Driveway

The Natural Handyman

Cleaning (and Preventing) Mold from Aluminum Windows

The Natural Handyman

Cleaning a Greasy Driveway

TDS Readers' Solutions

Organizing Your Garage: Lawn Tool Storage

TDS Readers' Solutions

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