Summer is just around the corner, and it’s time to get into the spirit of having all sorts of creative fun. Preparing your home to host your sunny get-togethers is a huge part of paving the road to a relaxing season of fellowship.
If you’re looking to start your prep now, you’ll need an itinerary to guide your work along the way. Take a moment to read through a brief compilation of a few things you’ll need to do to prepare your home for summer, and get started today.
Have your HVAC unit serviced
Your home’s air conditioner better be ready when the heat of summer hits, and there’s only one way to make sure. Have heating and air professionals come out to service your HVAC unit before you start putting that thing to work.
Make sure you and your family can enjoy the respite of your home when the summer sun gets to be too much. You will also want to check your internal air filters to make sure everything is fresh, clean, and ready to go.
Call the pest control people
You don’t want to contend with unwanted guests when summertime comes, so call professional pest control services to visit your home. Regular treatments in and around your home will best protect you from ever having to deal with an infestation.
Keeping your home clean is a great start to warding off unwanted intruders, but it won’t keep everything out. It’s best to trust the professionals to build a boundary that pests will respect.
Tend to the yard
Your yard is the best place for a good old fashioned summer house party, and you don’t want it to be messy or overgrown. It’s crucial to your summertime prep that you tend to the yard. Mowing is only one piece of the puzzle.
You’ll need to cut back any unruly bushes or trees, so they don’t get out of control. You should also uproot any weeds that have sprouted during the spring to avoid more complicated issues later on in the season.
Get your hands in the gutters
Your home’s gutters and downspouts may look inconsequential, but they serve a very important purpose. Gutters and downspouts can’t properly serve their purpose when they are filled with dead leaves and other debris.
Clear your gutters and downspouts every six months to make sure they are serving the purpose of drawing excess rainwater away from the foundation of your home. If water is left to pool in the yard, you could develop a leaky basement and a significant mosquito issue.
Prepare the patio furniture
Prepping the patio furniture is the first step to a good barbeque. While you’re out there, get the grill ready to be used too. Sweep up the deck, and clean up the furniture cushions. Then, start calling your best friends to stage your first summer get together of the year.