Uncategorized May 10, 2024

Preparing your home for Summer

Preparing your home for summer is a great habit to get in to doing each year. Keeping up with maintenance tasks around your home is the perfect way to ensure that your investment stays in tip-top shape! Also, there is some fun things to prepare for too…such as prepping your garden and stocking up on summer essentials!

Getting your home ready for summer involves both practical and enjoyable tasks. Here’s a checklist to ensure you’re prepared:

  1. Air Conditioning Maintenance: Have your air conditioning system serviced to ensure it’s working efficiently during the hot months.
  2. Check for Drafts: Seal any gaps or cracks around windows and doors to keep cool air in and hot air out.
  3. Clean or Replace Filters: Clean or replace air filters in your HVAC system to improve air quality and efficiency.
  4. Test Smoke Alarms and Carbon Monoxide Detectors: Ensure these devices are in working order to keep your home safe.
  5. Inspect and Clean Gutters: Remove debris to prevent water damage and ensure proper drainage during summer storms.
  6. Check Outdoor Faucets and Hoses: Inspect for leaks and make any necessary repairs before watering your lawn and garden.
  7. Inspect and Clean Outdoor Furniture: Clean outdoor furniture and check for any damage that needs repair or replacement.
  8. Prepare Your Garden: Start planting summer flowers and vegetables, and ensure your garden is properly mulched and watered.
  9. Pest Control: Take preventive measures to keep insects and pests at bay, such as sealing cracks and using natural repellents.
  10. Outdoor Lighting: Check outdoor lighting fixtures and replace any bulbs that are burnt out. Consider adding solar-powered lights for energy efficiency.
  11. Inspect Your Roof: Check for any loose or damaged shingles and make repairs to prevent leaks during summer rains.
  12. Clean Windows and Screens: Clean windows and screens to let in more natural light and fresh air.
  13. Stock Up on Summer Essentials: Ensure you have sunscreen, insect repellent, and any other summer necessities on hand.
  14. Prepare Outdoor Entertainment Areas: Clean and arrange outdoor entertainment areas such as patios, decks, and BBQ grills for summer gatherings.
  15. Plan Energy-Saving Strategies: Consider using ceiling fans, installing window coverings to block out heat, and using programmable thermostats to save on energy costs.

By completing these tasks and preparing your home for summer, you’ll be ready to enjoy a comfortable and enjoyable summer at home. If you need any suggestions for maintenance or technicians, or if you are ready to prep your home to sell this summer, let us know, we’d be glad to help.