We each have our own home maintenance and care routines. Sure, there are steps that the vast majority of people take to keep on top of the cleanliness and presentation of their properties. We vacuum the carpets, mop and sweep the floors, wipe down kitchen work surfaces when we’re done preparing meals and so much more. Then, we have our unique cleaning habits that apply to more niche areas of our home, such as cleaning specific kitchen appliances, reaching to dust corners in high ceilings and more. It’s also true that our home maintenance habits have to change throughout the year, as our homes face different climates, temperatures, weather and challenges. Here are some steps that you might need to take to keep your home in the best condition possible during the summer months!
Unclog Your Gutters
At the moment, we’re in the midst of spring and this is a time where more debris falls from the sky. This could be blossoms from nearby trees, pollen from neighbouring plants and more. It’s a good idea to clear and unclog your gutters before summer arrives. Sure, summer tends to come hand in hand with finer weather, but you don’t want to find your gutters are completely clogged and any light rain results in leaking, cracking or flooding. If you’re unsure how to do this yourself, call out a professional, who will be able to take care of the job in no time.
Clear Your Ducts
As the temperature increases, chances are, you’re going to start using your air conditioning systems. These are perfect for cooling the air and creating a more comfortable and bearable climate for you and your family to spend time in. Whether that’s midday when the heat outside rises, or during the night, when high temperatures can invoke restlessness. Of course, before turning your AC on, it’s a good idea to have your vents and ducts properly cleaned by DUCTZ. This will prevent backed up dust or other debris from blowing out as soon as you want some cool air.
Jet Wash Your Patios and Decking
Patios and decking tend to get covered with all sorts of muck throughout the winter months. This can include weeds, moss, mould and more. You should hire a jet wash, or use a professional jet washing service to spray down these outdoor surfaces in time for the sunny weather. This will create a blank canvas to settle down on when you do want to head outdoors. It will also make your garden look and feel a lot more presentable if you’re planning on having guests over for BBQs and other events.
This is a key time of year to prune a number of flowers, bushes, hedges and trees. Make sure to check the specific varieties you have growing in your garden and their individual needs. If it’s time to prune, conduct some research and follow the avidsed steps. Again, tree surgeons and other specialists can step in if you need a helping hand.
Hopefully, some of the steps above will get you well on your way towards creating a summer friendly home!