As the temperatures rise, there’s no time like the present to get started on your summer home maintenance projects. Here's a list of 5 tasks to check off your list so you can enjoy your home while the weather is warm.
- Power Wash Driveway and Sidewalks
Washing your exterior windows won’t make much of a difference if you don’t wash your window screens, too. Remove your window screens and gently scrub them with hot, soapy water. If your screens are too filthy to be cleaned, you may want to replace them. While you’re spending time examining your screens, you should also examine your windows and doors to ensure they seal tightly and function properly.
4. Beautify Your Yard and Garden
Make your yard look fresh from the grass to the trees. Start by removing all dead parts from trees or plants and doing some weeding. Laying mulch in your flower beds will help keep weeds away and let your plants retain moisture. This is also a great time to get your home and backyard ready for summer cookouts and pool parties with some new landscaping.
5. Get Your Grill Ready for BBQ-ing
Clean and test your grill to make sure it’s ready for hamburger and hot dog season. If you have a gas grill, heat it up for about 20-30 minutes and then scrub the grates clean with a grill brush. For a charcoal grill, grab a bucket of hot, soapy water and clean with a sponge. To ensure proper grill safety, check hoses for cracks, holes and blockages. Don’t forget to place your grill 10 feet or more away from any structures, railings or other flammable items before firing it up.
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