How to Prepare your Home for Summer

May 11, 2021

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The days are getting longer and warmer, and we can’t wait for summer to officially be here! Spring is a great time to do some yearly home maintenance, and to make sure your house is ready for the heat of summer. We’re sharing a few of our must-do end-of-spring tasks to get your home summer ready (and looking great!)

Deep clean your exterior

Now’s the time to freshen up the outside of your house! Rent a power washer and hose down your driveway, sidewalks and siding, and clean your exterior windows and screens, too. Don’t forget about your garage door, and consider de-cluttering and organizing your garage to get ready for summer, as well.

Make exterior repairs

Do an inspection of the exterior of your home, making note of repairs that need to be made on your roof, siding, chimney, windows and doors, fence and deck. Replace shingles and boards where needed, give the house or front door a fresh coat of paint, and hire someone to repair anything you can’t handle on your own. Remember, it’s always cheaper to do regular maintenance on your home than to wait until everything is falling apart at once, or needs to be entirely replaced!

Refresh your deck

If your deck has seen better days, it might be time to give it a little makeover! Strip off peeling paint and refinish it, replace rotting boards, or even upgrade to a new deck if necessary. There’s nothing better than a beautiful, functional outdoor space for the warmer months!

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Check your AC

No one wants the AC to quit on the hottest day of the year. Do yourself a favor and have your AC checked before summer hits, to make sure to have time for any repairs before the weather heats up too much.

Scrub down your grill

Grills can get pretty dirty and gross after a whole summer of use (and a winter of no use!) Give it a good deep-cleaning by removing and soaking the grates in water with dish soap and baking soda, then scrubbing them down. To clean the interior and exterior of your grill, turn it on for a few minutes to heat it up, and then scrub inside and out.

Clean gutters and drains

Blocked gutters can be a major issue once summer storms start! Make sure your gutters and drains are cleared, and make a plan for water diversion around your home, too. There’s nothing worse than a flooded basement after a big storm.

Summer is possibly the best time of year, and with a little preparation, you can make sure your house and yard are ready for you to fully enjoy it! We want to know what your necessary pre-summer home maintenance tasks are! Do you have any other items to add to our list? Comment below and come chat with us over on Instagram, too!

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