Summer home maintenance
Sunny days, late nights, and that gorgeous weather! It really is a shame summer doesn’t last longer in Canada. You’ve probably been counting down the days for summer to arrive, and it’s safe to say that so has everyone else! Summer is the best time to spend outdoors, catch some rays and enjoy the fresh air. It’s not the season to forget about all of your home responsibilities though! There are still a few things you should do to maintain your home during the hot days ahead.
- 1. Stay on top of pruning the plants and bushes around your home
- 2. Cut your grass and landscape your yard regularly to maintain a well-kept appearance
- 3. Check your air conditioner and heat filters and change them if necessary
- 4. Flush out your water heater
- 5. Scrub your fridge and get any other kitchen appliances nice and clean again!
- 6. Wheel out your barbecue and make sure it’s in good shape for the food you’re going to be grilling on it this season
Fall home maintenance
Unfortunately for many of us, fall means that summer has come to an end and cool temperatures have begun. The leaves will start to drop and you’ll spend less time outside of your house. If you live in an area where trees surround your property you’ll be blessed with a beautiful sight, but it can be an awful cleanup. As it gets colder in the later days of fall, you may even consider turning on your fireplace, which also requires its fair share of home maintenance.
- 1. Make sure you clean out your gutters at least once a month to avoid damage due to too much buildup
- 2. Rake the leaves as regularly as you can and dispose of them in leaf bags or use them for mulch
- 3. Check your roof for any cracks and take a look at your chimney to be sure it’s fit for use
- 4. Inspect your snowblower to check that it’s in working condition
- 5. Put away your garden hose and store away any patio furniture
- 6. Examine your carbon monoxide detector and smoke alarms to make sure their batteries don’t need changing
- 7. Have your furnace inspected as it will be very important to you surviving the winter
- 8. Install weather strips on any windows and doors that are not sealed tight to keep the warm air in and save on your utility bills