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Summer Home Maintenance

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School may be out for the summer, but that doesn’t mean you’re fully off the hook! We’ve rounded up some tips on how to keep your home in shape this season.

Get Your A/C System Ready

Before you start blasting that cool air throughout your home, it’s a good idea to get your air conditioner system serviced. Regular maintenance can help your unit last longer, help prevent fire, and most importantly prevent an inconvenient and costly mid-summer breakdown. Sounds like a win-win to us!

Don’t forget about the filter on the air conditioner as well–no one needs stale dust whirling around their home. Those who suffer from allergies will appreciate this extra step.

While you’re at it, you might as well get the vents on your dryer checked. Since these machines only need light maintenance every now and then, pick one season a year to get them inspected.

Baseboards

Baseboards are often forgotten when it comes to seasonal cleaning. With just a damp washcloth, they should clean up easily. You might be surprised to find what a difference this can make in a room.

Attic

Since an attic is out of sight, out of mind, make sure this room is on your summer maintenance checklist. If small spaces give you the heebie-jeebies you can leave this inspection to the professionals. Either way, it’s important to check for pests, water leakage, or any mold.

Clean the Exterior

Give your windows a good cleaning to help them sparkle in the sun. You’ll also want to pop the screens off and give them a good scrub. There is no point in cleaning the windows if you don’t touch up the screens!

You can also boost your curb appeal by cleaning the exterior of the home including the walls and patio furniture. While it’s a powerful cleaning tool, don’t launch straight into a pressure wash without testing it first. Outdoor materials are usually weather proofed and can withstand some amount of pressure, but try it in an inconspicuous spot before attempting to clean a whole area.

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