Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to start preparation for the season change now. If you’re a new homeowner this year, you may not yet know where to begin prepping your home.
Just as there are tasks to complete to ready your home for the cold of winter, summertime brings about its own challenges. Take a moment now to start educating yourself on what to do, and check out a few tips on how to begin preparing your home for the upcoming summer months.
Clean your gutters and downspouts
You may not be thrilled about climbing a ladder to clean the gutters on your home, but it’s an important job to get done before the summer arrives. Dead leaves and other material can muck up your gutters, causing them to spill water into unwanted places around your house.
Make sure your gutters and downspouts are clear of debris, so they can adequately pull excess rainwater away from the foundation of your home. Pooling water around your home’s foundation can cause even worse problems.
Have the air conditioner serviced
You don’t want to get caught in the house with no air conditioning when the heat of summer arrives. Make the call to the heating and air professionals, and set up a time to have your unit serviced.
Excess debris buildup and the system sitting idle all winter can cause some issues. Professionals know just how to get your HVAC system ready to work hard throughout the summer to keep you home cool and your air clean.
Clean your windows and screens
You will likely want to put your windows and screens to use throughout the warmer seasons of the year, and springtime presents just the right weather to get into cleaning them.
If you don’t wash your windows on occasion, they will become hazy over time. Freshen up the windows and screens in your home, so you’ll be able to enjoy the beauty of the outdoors from the comfort of the indoors.
Spruce up your outdoor spaces
Summertime means there’s tons of fun to be had outside. Your home’s outdoor spaces are important when you’re working to host a home that’s ready for recreation.
Now is the best time of year to really start working on cleaning up your outdoor spaces, so you and your friends/family will have plenty of comfort and space to hang out for your next barbeque.
Get on top of your lawn care
Playing ball in the yard isn’t really as much fun when the grass is knee-high. It’s super important to take care of your lawn throughout the warmer months of the year, so outside recreation is just a matter of play.