Summer is the perfect season to dive into the pool and take some time to relax, as well as plan out outdoor BBQs to enjoy the warmer weather with your family.
It allows for so many outdoor events but there’s more to it than just that. This month is also one of the best times to do some maintenance around the house.
After all, the weather indeed allows it so why not take advantage?
In case you’re not sure where to start, I created a simple summer home maintenance guide that will help you out. And the great news is that you can get all this stuff done in seven days, max.
This leaves your house ready for the season and saves you any future headaches, leaving summer for you to enjoy freely!
Day 1: Focus on the Cooling Units and Detectors
The first day of your house maintenance checklist is to inspect the cooling units in the house and all the detectors.
Here is a guide on how to go about this:
Replace the batteries in the carbon dioxide and smoke detectors in your home.
Clean up the fans. You can use a damp cloth to dust off the ceiling fans. Don’t forget to do the same for bathroom vent fans and if you have some extra free time, give your dryers and washers a nice clean up as well.
Summer is also a great time to check out the AC units. Replacing and cleaning filters should be high priority in your to-do list. It’s also recommended to call in a professional HVAC expert to look at your unit for any advanced issues it may have.
Day 2: Refrigerator and Range
Now it’s time to pay attention to your fridge and the range. They are all important appliances and should, therefore, be part and parcel of your summer home maintenance checklist.
Here’s how to start:
Clean off the dust from the condenser coils on your fridge. This will enhance energy efficiency in your home. Don’t forget to turn off the fridge when doing this.
It’s also important to clean the accumulated grease off your range’s hood fan. This will help prolong its life and also prevent bad odors from building up in your kitchen.
Day 3: Bathrooms
Bathrooms are probably the most important spaces in any home. Start off with the following:
Clean up the showerheads to remove any mineral deposits that may have collected over time. This can be done using a mixture of water and vinegar.
Pay attention to the drains as well, as they are incredibly vital in the drainage of your entire home. You will need to pull out the drain mechanism and clean it. This is probably some of the messiest home maintenance services but nonetheless they must be done.
Day 4: BBQ/Outdoor Cookers
We love to enjoy barbecues in the summer and this is why you need to give the grill and any outdoor cookers some attention.
If you have a gas grill, turn it up, let it cook freely for half an hour and don’t put anything there. Once the grill has cooled off, scrub it to get rid of the debris.
As for folks using a charcoal grill, just clean it up with a sponge, soap, and hot water.
Day 5: The Porch and the Deck
The porch is your home’s first impression, so keep it clean and well-maintained.
Clean up your porch as thoroughly as you can. Pay attention to see if there are any repairs needed.
Do the same for your deck as well. Hammer in loose nails too and reseal the deck if need be.
Day 6: Flora
Your backyard plants and garden also deserve some attention.
Add an additional layer of mulch to your yard and garden for better crop health.
Summer is also a good time to plant shrubs and trees around your property.
Fix the irrigation and watering systems around your property as well.
Day 7: The Simple Stuff
Once you have undertaken the tasks above using a home maintenance company, take care of the simple stuff like fixing leaks, removing bathroom mold, sealing cracks, and removing excess water from the crawlspace.
That’s it! Your house is now ready for the season and you can enjoy the nice weather stress-free.
Ready to improve your home and enjoy the season? Contact a local home maintenance company to take care of all of these issues for you!