Hey Friends, Today we are going to be talking about summer home maintenance tips for 2021! If you prefer to see the video, you can do that HERE
Today we have 5 tips to help you ensure you extend the life of your home, appliances and make ti though the summer in style!
Tip 1: HVAC
Have your furnace and AC serviced. There is nothing worse than having your AC go out during a heat wave. If you don’t think you need a technician to come out, make sure to replace all your filters so things are running efficiently.
Tip 2: Windows and Doors
Check your window screens and weatherstripping around the house. Even the smallest holes in the screens can allow mosquitos and other pests into your home while you are trying to get a some fresh air. Also check the seals around your windows and doors, if you do have the AC running we want to be sure we aren’t wasting precious cold air by allowing it to escape outside. This will also help your energy bills go down, so its a win-win.
Tip 3: Power Wash
Power wash and reseal your deck or patio. We want to make sure your deck and patio make it through the whole summer. Power washing can remove any pollen, grime, or buildup that may have accumulated during the spring and winter months. If you have a wooden deck resealing it will ensure that you get many more seasons out of your deck and it will look great.
Tip 4: Dishwasher
This is an easy, but often overlooked one. Clean your dishwasher. We don’t think of this often because it cleans our dishes, but it can get food buildup and soap scum which leads to a less than ideal clean. Run the dishwasher on the highest heat setting with a bowl of white vinegar in the top rack. Your dishes will have never sparkled so much.
Tip 5: Gutters
And lastly, clean out your gutters. They likely have some buildup from the spring and winter and need to be cleaned out. This ensure that when those rare heavy summer rains do show up, everything is draining the way it is supposed to.
Hopefully this gives you a couple quick things to do to spruce up your house, if you think we missed any really important tips, let us know in the comments! Otherwise have a great weekend and enjoy your summer of 2021!