06 May 2018

Give Your House Some Summer Lovin’

This past winter was pretty harsh, right? And not to mention all the windy days we had in April. Your house may have taken a beating, so give it a little TLC this month and help it run – and look – better in time for summer.

In addition to any spring cleaning or eco-friendly activities you have going on inside your home, here are additional fixes you can make to keep the outside of your house in tip-top shape.

 

Schedule an air conditioner check-up

Face it – although Colorado has a temperate climate, you’ll still need air conditioning here and there. So put this one first on your to-do list. A check-up will ensure your unit is working at optimal efficiency. And by having an inspector come out now, he or she can catch small problems before they become big, expensive problems.

Clean your gutters

Yes, this is one of the most dreaded household tasks, but it has to be done. Prepare yourself for the ugly, grimy sight of the crud collected inside your gutters – it’s not going to be pretty. On the flip side, we found these unorthodox techniques for waging war against the never-ending leaves cluttering your gutters.

Inspect your deck

If you have summertime deck parties coming up,make sure your boards aren’t rotting. Sweep any debris off and then check for any nails poking up. Then sprinkle water on the wood – if it beads up, you’re in good shape! But if it soaks right in, you’re going to need to reseal it.

Clean your outdoor grill

Speaking of deck parties – grilling is paramount to any social gathering. So let’s try and keep last year’s remains out of this year’s burgers. Here are a few handy tips on getting the grime out of your grill and preventing future buildup.

Check your roof

When’s the last time you took a good long look at your rooftop? With all the windy days we’ve had recently, you may want to look for any loose tiles or shingles. You’ll also want to check for leaks. Even though it’s pretty dry here in Colorado, we still get rainstorms every summer.

Put mulch down in your garden beds

Neatly mulched garden beds can really spruce up your yard. In addition, mulch will also add nutrients to the soil and protect a plant’s root system. Remember to pull all the weeds first and then lay down about a 1-2 inch layer of mulch. Remember – too much mulch can suffocate your plants, so use it sparingly.

There! These maintenance tasks should help keep your home happy and healthy for the upcoming summer. We hope you enjoy your home at Reunion and let us know if you have any questions or concerns about outside maintenance issues!


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