If you are already starting to think ahead to the summer, it’s important that you are aware of what kinds of summer maintenance tasks are likely to be best done at that time of the year.
Doing these tasks will help keep your home intact all year round. Let’s look at some of the summer maintenance tasks that you should make a point of doing before summer.
Clear The Garden
Early summer is often the best time to start clearing out the garden. Plants have not yet become overgrown. Therefore, you will be able to easily clean it up and get it ready for planting. Summer maintenance tasks such as weeding, applying fresh mulch, and mowing should be included.
Fix Your Heating System
You might think this is something you should do in the autumn or the winter. But actually it is often best to consider your heating system in the summer. That’s because this is going to be the most affordable time of year to do so. Therefore, you will find that you are in a good position to get ready for the winter when the time comes around.
You might need to look at your radiators. Hire a plumber to replace a water heater, or even look at getting a new system altogether. In any case, it is best to do that in summer, before the busy season starts for the HVAC companies.
Inspect The Roof
Anything to do with the roofing is best done in the warmer months. It is easier to work up there this time of year. You’ll have more hours of the day to get it all done too.
One of the main things you might want to do is simply to inspect the roof. This is to see whether there are any missing shingles or breakages. Then look at what you can do to repair and replace them.
While you are up there, it is also a good idea to look at the gutters. Clear them out in as part of your summer maintenance tasks before winter.
Summer is also a good time to think about decluttering your home. You will generally find it easier and simpler to do it then, than at other times. And you’ll find that you actually have more items to get rid of. Most people collect belongings through the colder parts of the year.
Decluttering is known to make a home much more liveable and improve your mental health. So this is certainly something to think about at the very least.