Home ownership comes with many joys, but there are also a lot of responsibilities. Life can get hectic, so we’ve created a summer home maintenance list to help you knock out some chores. Maintaining your home will make it more enjoyable to live in and alleviate any problems that can arise if these chores are neglected over time. Knock out the maintenance list below, and you’ll be able to relax for a little – at least until the fall maintenance comes around!
Summer Home Maintenance List
1. Clean ceiling fans
Your fans may have been off during the previous seasons of colder weather and have likely accumulated some dust. Take the time to clean your fans, since you are surely wanting to use them now!
2. Create a summer watering schedule for your garden or plants
Different seasons require different watering guidelines for your plants. Create a watering schedule this summer to keep your plants healthy and strong.
3. Check carbon monoxide and smoke detectors
Most carbon monoxide and smoke detectors have a test button. Check to make sure they are working and your family is safe!
4. Clean your grill
Make sure your grill is ready for those perfect evenings where you and your family can enjoy a BBQ on the back deck!
5. Give your windows a good wash
It’s always good to add this to a seasonal home maintenance list. Pets and children can especially leave their marks on our windows!
6. Enhance your yard – add some mulch
This will not only help keep the weeds down, but it will also help the ground retain more moisture during the summer heat.
7. Keep dirt out of your home – get a couple of doormats
With shoes coming in and out of your house constantly, your floors can easily get muddy and dirty. Consider getting a coarse mat to put at the exterior of your home so that everyone can rub the dirt off before entering. Then put a softer door mat inside your door to catch any remaining dirt.
8. Have your air conditioning inspected
Perhaps the most important item on your summer maintenance list is your air conditioning unit! It’s running the hardest during these summer months, so you’ll want to make sure that your unit isn’t working unnecessarily hard or inefficiently. Call Central Carolina Air Conditioning, Plumbing & Electrical to come out and perform a tune-up and inspection on your AC unit!
Call to schedule your appointment today at 800-461-3010.