Ready for Summer

How to Get Your Home Ready for Summer

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Are you ready for summer? Prepping for summer goes beyond buying bikinis and planning fun vacations. You have to get your house ready, too. From cleaning to scheduling maintenance contractors, here are some ways you can ensure your home is ready for summer bliss.

Pool Opening

If you have a residential pool, get ready for those summer poolside parties. Before planning your outdoor barbecues, birthday parties, and swim races, you must ensure your pool isn’t filled with murky algae. If you haven’t already done so, call your local pool company for opening services.

Pool contractors will clean out lingering debris from winter. They’ll scrub down your pool walls and floors to remove algae and scale buildup. They also check that your pool filters are functioning well. Now is the time to make repairs to keep the pool safe for everyone. You may even decide to add a hot tub or sauna on the edge for even more fun.

Gutter Cleaning

If you haven’t checked your gutters all season, they may be filled with twigs, leaves, and other debris. Some pests may even be hibernating up in there. Before summer hits, you may deal with some spring showers. If you live in an area where you’ll have a lot of spring rain, the last thing you want are clogged gutters. Gutters work to usher water away from your roof and foundation. If you don’t clean them out now, you may lay the foundation for your roof to suffer damage. So add gutter cleaning to your list of duties or have a contractor come to do it for you. If it’s time for your annual roof inspection, some roofing companies also handle gutter work.

Lawn Equipment

Have fun showing off your beautiful green grass as the weather warms up. To do so, you need the right lawn equipment. If you already have your lawn mower, trimmers, and other equipment, you may need to do some fine-tuning. You can call professionals to check your equipment out to ensure everything’s running well.

Don’t forget about mulch. Now is the time to lay down mulch on your gardens and around your trees. Mulch can provide natural fertilizer for your plants and landscape. Inorganic mulch, like stones, can also be used for decorative and protective purposes around flowerbeds. You can use mulch to create different designs on your new landscape plan. At the very least, you can ensure that your plants and their roots have protection from weeds and can maintain moisture.

AC Care

Imagine your AC not functioning in the middle of summer. Don’t take the chance that you and your family may be caught in a heat wave without proper ventilation. According to the CDC, over 11,000 Americans have died since 1979 due to heat-related illnesses. Protect yourself and your home by knowing when to schedule AC tune-up.

Patio Furniture

There’s no better time to sit outside and enjoy plenty of vitamin D than in summer. Of course, you want to do so comfortably, so you’ll need the right patio furniture. You may need to clean off your existing furniture or make necessary repairs. Maybe now is the time to overhaul your furniture if it’s too old, and you want something more comfortable. If you plan on having summer parties, you may want to add a few more pieces to your existing set. Get creative and revamp your existing furniture by painting it over and staining it.

Summer should be a fun time for people. Do your best to make your home a comfortable summer hotspot by following this list. Keep your AC working, maintain a beautiful lawn, and get your equipment ready. Lay down some mulch for a fruitful garden and lush grass. Have more comfortable spaces for you and your summer guests to sit in. Above all, have fun this summer and make sure the fun starts at home.