Hello, summer! While it’s not here quite yet, the days are already getting longer, which means homeowner’s thoughts are turning toward getting ready for the summer ahead. After all, the last thing you want to be doing when the family is hanging out by the pool is to be worrying about all the things you didn’t get done to prepare for the summer. In this article, you’ll find a few quick ways to get your home ready for the summer ahead, whether it’s updating your attic insulation or rotating your ceiling fans.
Repair Or Replace Your Gutters
Before the spring rains and summer thunderstorms set in, you’ll want to have the gutters on your home inspected and replaced if need be. Gutter installation is one of the quickest and easiest ways to get your home ready for the summer ahead. Seamless gutter installation is affordable and there are professional companies that do it for you. You don’t need to be on the roof installing gutters, as it can be dangerous if you don’t know what you’re doing. Hiring professionals is the best way to go for anything roof and gutter related.
Give Your Grill A Deep Cleaning
Your grill has been sitting up all winter long, so you don’t want to just uncover it and toss some steaks on when summer comes. Deep cleaning your grill from the racks themselves to the sides and top can ensure that when your next party is planned, the steaks will be scrumptious for everyone. After all, you don’t want to be cleaning the grill and hour before your first guests of the summer are set to arrive, get it done now and you’ll be ready to party with the best of them.
Trim Your Trees
For one, you don’t want your trees to hang over the pool or the patio when you’re trying to get some sun, so trimming them before summer begins is a great idea. You can easily clean up your yard by directing the growth of the branches on your trees. Spring and summer are prime times to prune branches. Again, if you don’t know much about trimming branches, it’s best to leave it to the professionals, just to be on the safe side.
Wash Your Windows
As the weather warms up, you’re more likely to want to open your windows to let the fresh air in. Giving the windows a quick cleaning first will stop allergens and dirt from coming inside and keep those little fingerprints from gathering as well. Take it a step further and check your window screens for holes, rips, or tears, since you don’t want to let insects in along with the fresh air and gentle breezes.
Turn Your Ceiling Fans Clockwise
In most places, summer means increasingly high cooling bills. Taking the time to turn your ceiling fans counterclockwise can not only lower those bills to a manageable level but add coolness to the room as well. Turning the fan counterclockwise pushes the cool air down keeping your home comfortable on the hottest days of the year.
Check Your Hoses
Over the winter months, outside hoses can become frayed, rotted, or even spring leaks. Checking them for damage before the summer begins is a good idea as well.
These are just a few of the quickest ways you can prepare your home for the summer ahead. Doing these things in the spring can guarantee you get to relax when the summer arrives, instead of having to work on your summer to-do list. Preparing ahead is always a good thing, don’t you think?