The warm weather can be quite divine, however aside from making sure that you’ve got some sunblock, sunglasses, and some sort of summer vacation plans. Your home needs some attention to make sure that it is ready. Of course, the traditional deep cleaning happens in spring, but when you start to hit the summer, many people like to give the house an extra spruce.
Clean Windows and Screens
If you traditionally have storm windows coverings for the winter, before the summer arrives, it is time to remove them. You can make your window panes sparkle and gleam and completely streak-free simply by using vinegar.
Now is the perfect time to check if the sealant is in good repair too. If you have things like bifolding doors, French windows, and skylights now is also the perfect time to get them cleaned. However, if you don’t have them here are the top 5 do’s and don’ts when choosing a bifold door, to help you make your decision.
Home exterior and Roof
Over the winter your home can take quite a battering from adverse weather. It is important that you get your roof and your gutters checked, if it is too high for you to do, then it is highly recommended that you hire a professional to check them for you. They will be checking for missing shingles, cracks, any misalignment, and any places where you appear to have standing water.
It is also the best time to check all of your brickwork on the outside check the joints between the bricks and stones and see if any vegetation has grown between them or they might just need a simple deep clean.
Autumn and winter cause a lot of leaves and other debris to pile up in your gutters. Getting them cleaned in the summer will ensure that you don’t end up having too much damage, and if you do get any summer downpours, you’re not at risk of water damage or flooding.
When it starts hotting up, and your aircon breaks down, it can be an expensive fix – as well as uncomfortable. Often the filters can get clogged and dirty, and with a short call out, it can be fixed. It is always worth getting a preventative check than having your aircon break down completely.
If you don’t have air con then you might want to invest in a good quality fan. We recently purchased a Dyson fan which has no blades and is dust free. It’s fabulous.
Unless you always have a wonderful seated area or conservatory, the chances are you don’t pay much attention to your garden until the summertime. In which case, there will be plenty to do. Start by mowing the lawn, pulling up any weeds, and trimming back and hedges. Be very careful when you do this as a lot of wildlife may have made a home in your backyard.
Decking can often cause some issues due to becoming slippy from leaves and rain over the winter. You can either do a deep clean with a scrubbing brush and some soap, or you can use a jet wash to jet away all of that leftover debris.
Getting your home summer-ready doesn’t take very long, considering spring cleaning but with extras.