House Cleaning Blog

8 Important Summer Home Fixes

by Anndy on August 27, 2014

As each season changes, different sets of house maintenance tasks are also necessary to keep your home in good shape. Although summer home fixes should be done at the beginning of the season, it is never too late to do some fixing even as summer is almost ending. In fact, doing house maintenance now can best prepare your home for the coming fall and winter seasons.

summer fixes

1. Roof Check

Annual roof inspection is necessary to ensure that your roof is in good condition especially with the coming rainy or winter season. Small holes in the roof can easily become large, causing leaks that can be hard to repair at any other time of the year. Part of inspection is also to ensure that your roof is free from accumulated leaves which are one of the major causes of roof damage.

2. Gutter Cleaning

Clogged gutters can cause unnecessary leaks. It is important that your gutters must be kept clean from leaves and other debris. Ideally, gutters should be cleaned twice a year, once after all the leaves have fallen during the late fall and once in the summer.

3. Window Check

Keeping your windows in good condition will not only make your home looking good but also feeling good especially that windows are important for ventilation. One important routine in window maintenance is to check the sealants and ensure that both the inside and outside parts are secured. Aside from that, summer is also a good time for routine window cleaning.

4. Exterior Cleaning

There are a lot of benefits when you clean the exterior of your house. First, it can make your house look good and even increase the value of your property. It can also help prevent molds and mildew from taking over which can badly damage the exterior materials of your house. Lastly, it feels good every time you see your exterior looking good as new because it is clean. The easiest way to do exterior cleaning is with the use of a pressure washer. This helpful equipment can remove stains, mildew and dirt on the surface with ease. Ensure though that all electrical outlets, windows and nearby plants are properly covered before washing to avoid any mishap.

5. Pool maintenance

Pool maintenance is something that should be done early summer so that it can be ready for the swimming season. However, it is never too late or too much to clean again your pool before summer ends especially if your pool has been overly used. Part of pool maintenance is to drain the water and thoroughly clean the pool and to also check the pumps if they are in good working order.

6. Garage Upkeep

Yearly garage upkeep is best done at any time during summer. This is the time when you can inspect your garage for expired supplies and materials such as solvents, paints and others, and dispose of them. You might also consider organizing your tools and other supplies in the garage so that you can easily find them when needed. Be sure that all toxic chemicals and tools are kept in locked cabinets to ensure that your children will not have access to them.

7.  Driveways and Walkways Maintenance

The maintenance of driveways and walkways can go a long way in preventing accidents such as tripping and slipping on the pavement. Check for any holes and cracks and have them repaired if necessary. Summer is also the best time to do any masonry work because the weather allows for quick drying of cement.

8. Paint Job

During your general home checkup, you may also notice some surfaces needing paint job. If you have to do the painting yourself, summer is the best time when the paint can quickly and properly dry and when you can open your windows for proper ventilation.

When your house looks good, it makes your entire property look better. So every summer, rent a power washer and use a mild detergent to clean your house’s exterior. With just a little work (that’s actually pretty fun), you can get rid of dirt, dust, bird droppings, tree saps, and more. It also provides a good opportunity for you to inspect your house and make sure that everything is still in good order.

Furthermore, the start of summer is the best time to do any maintenance work on your air-conditioning unit and dryer vents. Be sure to contact professionals to do the job right unless you know just what to do.

You have the option to do these summer home fixes on your own or by a professional service provider. Be sure to have them done before summer ends.

{ 0 comments }

Quick Remedies for Summer Skin Problems

August 18, 2014

Summer time is still around the corner. Summer brings excitement to many people as this is the time when they can spend more time outdoors. However, the summer heat and humidity can have a serious effect on your skin. That is why many skin problems come out during summer. Among others, these problems include sunburns […]

Read the full article →

Simple Tips for Pet-proofing your Home

August 10, 2014

Pets such as dogs and cats are considered by many as treasured family members. However, just like toddlers and small children, these animals are also prone to getting into mischief. But that should not prevent you from owning a pet. There are simple pet proofing tips that can help you make your home cleaner, more […]

Read the full article →

Top 10 Foods High in Antioxidants

July 28, 2014

Antioxidants are molecules that help prevent the oxidation of other molecules. They are needed to counteract the buildup of oxidized molecules or free radicals in the body which speed up aging and cause a person to suffer from certain health conditions including heart disease and cancer. Antioxidants are present in a number of foods especially […]

Read the full article →

Tips in Planning for Kitchen Remodeling

July 20, 2014

Kitchen remodeling can be a time-consuming, complex and costly undertaking. In most cases, it requires a coordinated effort of several contractors working on different stages of the project. As a homeowner, you should be involved in the entire process, from planning to construction to ensure your desired outcome. You might want to consider our ten-step […]

Read the full article →

Ten Ways to Makeover Your Kitchen on a Budget

July 12, 2014

Kitchen remodeling is one expensive project that many homeowners want to undertake. However, if your dream kitchen is more than what you can afford, here are some inexpensive ideas on how to give your kitchen a brand new look: 1. Deep Clean Before You Begin Whatever the current condition of your kitchen is, you need […]

Read the full article →

Vinegar as Cleaning Agent: Dos and Don’ts

July 7, 2014

Vinegar is perhaps one of the most widely used home cleaning agents. It is all-natural and also inexpensive. Just combine it with water and you will already have an all-purpose cleaner. You could use it either pure or undiluted, depending on how you intend to use it for cleaning. Vinegar is very versatile, but contrary […]

Read the full article →

Tips in the Proper Use of Vacuum Cleaner

June 29, 2014

Many people consider a vacuum cleaner as the most versatile tool for home cleaning. However, versatile as it may seem, this tool has also its limitations. When cleaning up, it is important to note that there are certain things that might cause damage to this equipment if they get sucked: 1. Very fine dust Very […]

Read the full article →

Five Secrets to Long Life

June 20, 2014

Longevity or long life is something that many people would like to achieve. In fact, many people are willing to spend thousands of dollars just to get a cure for their health problem with the hope of extending their life. However, there are also stories of people who seem to have effortlessly reached the age […]

Read the full article →

5 Questions You Need to Answer Before Getting a Pet

June 10, 2014

Pets such as dogs are very common in many households. Most pet owners consider their pets as members of their family since they benefit from the unconditional loyalty and love of the animals. However, owning a pet entails a big responsibility. Pets such as cats, dogs, birds, rabbits and other exotic animals require a considerable […]

Read the full article →

8 Ways to Detoxify Your Body

May 29, 2014

In our present age, we are exposed to a wide range of toxins from the food we eat, the water we drink, and to the air we breathe. If all these toxins are accumulated in our body, they could slow us done and cause us to develop numerous diseases including cancer. To avoid this, we […]

Read the full article →