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Get Your Home Ready for Summer

Spring into action and complete maintenance work this spring, so come summer, you can sit back, relax and enjoy a hot dog on the grill at your perfect barbeque.  Use this checklist to give your home a smooth transition with the change in seasons.


  • Wash your home’s exterior

Depending on the siding you have, power-washing can potentially do harm.  In most cases, a garden hose and a cleaning wand attachment is all you need.  Remember to tarp your plants and shrubs!


  • Clean your deck or patio

After cleaning a wooden deck, remember to treat the wood, stain and seal it once everything is dry.  Most patio furniture can be freshened up with an all-purpose cleaner.  On furniture cushions, you can use soap, water and a soft bristle brush.


  • Tend the garden

Lay down mulch to protect your plants from drought, boost their growth and give a finished look to your yard.


  • Air out your home’s interior

Open all the windows and run the air conditioning on low to rid your home of any winter mustiness.


  • Swap out wintery décor

Swap out your dark linens for a lighter look.  Make the inside of your home look and feel like it’s ready for summer!


  • Add a fresh coat of paint

Notice any chipping or peeling exterior paint?  Consider a touch-up.  If you hire a professional, you’ll want the work done in the spring so it’s ready by mid-summer.