Winter is long gone, spring is going by like a flash and before you know it summer will be here. Now is the time to take action and get your house ready for summer. If you have no idea where to begin, here is how you can get your house ready for summer before the hot weather hits.
How to Get Your House Ready for Summer
Have Your Air Conditioner Serviced
You do not want to wait until the warm days of summer come to make sure your air conditioner is working properly. Late spring is the perfect time to have your air conditioner inspected and serviced. Unless you are well-versed in HVAC maintenance, this job is best left to a professional. Call your local HVAC specialist soon to make an appointment for a thorough inspection that includes changing the filters and checking all the components of your AC. Once the hot weather hits, you will be glad you were proactive.
Clean Your Windows and Screens
Over the winter, your windows can get pretty grimy. Now that the weather is pleasant, it is time to clean the windows, both inside and out. Spray your windows down with cleaner and wipe it off with newspaper or a squeegee to ensure they are streak free. You should also remove your storm windows and replace them with screens that will let fresh air flow into your house.
Get Your Summer Tools Ready
Your home is more than your house, it is your outdoor space, too. So, you need to give as much attention to your yard and other outside areas as well. Before the summer comes, take a look at your lawnmower, gardening tools and other summer gadgets. If your mower is in disrepair either fix it or invest in a new one. Also, take this opportunity to fill it up with gas so it is ready to go as soon as the first cut is necessary. Look closely at your other tools, make an honest decision as to whether they are still useable or not. Discard any that have lost their usefulness and need to be replaced.
Inspect the Exterior of the House, Including the Roof
Checking the outside walls and roof to determine if any damage occurred over the winter. Take note of any issues you find that need to be addressed. If you are comfortable with going up on the roof to make minor repairs, do so with caution. Otherwise, the types of repairs that may need to be done should be left to a professional.
Fill in the Grass
Your yard can take a beating in the winter. So, now that the weather is more pleasant, take the opportunity to assess your grassy areas to see if they need help. Get rid of the branches and twigs that have fallen on the grass and remove any dead brown spots you find. Doing so will give you a better indication of where the spots that need to be filled in are. Fill in any bald spots or places where you want thicker grass with a commercial grass seed that you can pick up at your local gardening store.
Get Your Grill Ready
With the advent of warmer weather comes the opportunity for taking your cooking endeavors outdoors. You do not want to discover a bird’s nest, broken pieces or anything else that can hinder your first barbecue session of the year. Take the time now to closely inspect your grill and fix any problems. It is also an ideal time to give the grill a thorough cleaning. To clean the inside, heat the grill for at least 10 minutes on a high temperature to burn off any gunk that was left from the last time you grilled. You can easily scrape off anything that remains with a steel brush. Do not neglect the outside of the grill. Follow your manufacturer’s instructions for the best products to use.
Take Care of the Deck
Nothing beats spending temperate summer nights and lazy weekend afternoons lounging on the deck and simply enjoying the wonderful weather. Nothing can put a damper on these enjoyable times than having to look at a desk that is in disrepair or dealing with outdoor furniture that has seen better days. To save yourself that hassle, take the opportunity in the spring to clean your deck and lawn furniture with a power washer. It is the best way to get ground-in dirt, mold and mildew off the surfaces. If your deck is faded, let it dry completely and then apply new layers of stain and seal to it. If it is time for new lawn furniture, start checking the stores now for replacement pieces. That way you are ready to go when you want to spend all your time outside.
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