Home maintenance tasks to tackle in summer
It is officially summer! And whether you save these chores for a rainy day or you just want to get them over and done with, we’re here to help you finish them as quickly as possible so that you can head out and enjoy this gorgeous June weather. Here are five simple ways to keep your home in great shape all summer long:
- Service your air conditioning unit. After sitting dormant through the winter, you want to make sure everything is working properly before it gets hot outside. The first thing you need to do is change the system’s filter. The more clogged up it is, the harder it has to work; this means a higher energy bill. Next, let it run for a few minutes to see if it’s working properly. If not, contact a professional to check if your fuses and breakers are working.
- Clean and inspect your windows and screens. Use a window cleaning solution and either a squeegee or newspaper to leave your windows streak-free. Next, check to see if there is any dry rot or if the melting snow left any damage. If so, re-caulk or replace the damaged weather stripping; the seals will keep hot air out and cold air in all summer. When it comes to your screens, clean them with a hose, not a pressure washer. If they are damaged, most hardware stores have repair kits that are easy to use.
- Inspect your outdoor plumbing. Make sure there are no leaks and that you’re getting proper water flow. If there are any issues, call a plumber to come and take a look.
- Do a walk-through of your yard. Inspect things like swing sets or playhouses for rust, rot or any other issues that could be dangerous for kids. Pick a spot to set up your trampoline if you take it down during the winter. Be sure that there are no rips or tears in the material and that none of the springs are rusted and stiff.
- Bring out the lawn furniture and tidy it up. Take this opportunity to reorganize, or even better, redecorate. Craft a space that will help create lasting memories with family and friends.
Now it may sound like an awful lot of work, but if you stay on top of these home maintenance tasks, you’ll be in great shape for the remainder of the summer. Did you know that 69 per cent of homeowners procrastinate maintenance and don’t have the spare money to fix the issues when they become too much to ignore? Fixing the problems before they get out of hand is a great way to save money andhave a great looking home. Creating a homecare routine both inside and out