Maintaining your home is a job that doesn’t stop after spring cleaning. Though maintenance, yard work, and general up keep might not be the most enjoyable summer pursuits, they are things that must be done to keep your home in a comfortable and safe condition.
Below is a checklist of things to do to maintain your house in the hot summer months and make sure it’s ready for the cold winter months.
Clean your gutters: Dirty gutters can lead to water damage in your home. If your gutter is too high, call a professional to avoid yourself an insurance claim.
Keep your deck healthy: Check to make sure your deck is structurally sound. Refinish your deck annually for the best seal and shine.
Keep your exterior looking good: Clean the exterior of your house with a pressure washer to make your entire property look better.
Check fire detectors: A simple check if the batteries are working can help to keep your family safe in an emergency.
Clean your ceiling fans: Cleaning your fan blades can help keep dust out of the air and make your fans run smoother.
Clean your grill: Giving your grill a deep cleaning will increase its use for the rest of the year.
Wash your windows: Get your windows clean before it becomes too cold to do so.
Mulch: Add a layer of mulch to help your garden stay fresh. Read our previous article to learn how to prevent mulch fires.
Going on Vacation?: Make sure to have a plan in order to keep your home safe while you’re away. Set timers on lights, store your valuables, arrange for the care of pets, and lock all windows and doors.