7 Tips to Get Your Home Summer-Ready

Hello summer!! Barbeque and beach season is finally here. This is the season for community parades, baseball, and … home projects. After the long winter here in Idaho, you’re undoubtedly anxious to give your home a little TLC. Restore Rite is not only here to help with the bigger projects when Mother Nature strikes, but we also can help you shorten that “honey do” list. We also know you don’t need a professional for everything!

Here are some home maintenance projects that even the least handy homeowner can tackle in a weekend!

  • Wash the windows

All you need is a bucket of hot, soapy water, a sponge, and perhaps a squeegee! The more often you wash your windows (inside and out), the less elbow grease it will take to get them clean each time you tackle this project.

  • Wash the screens, and repair or replace broken ones.

If you have any broken screens in your home, now is a good time to get them replaced so you can open those windows and enjoy breezy summer days, without welcoming in flies and other insects. Screens can be replaced or repaired on your own, or by taking them to a local home improvement store.

If all your screens are intact but need a good cleaning, all you need (just like above!) is a bucket of soapy water and a scrub brush.

  • Pressure wash or clean the exterior.

Okay … pressure washing your home is a great way to get it looking sparkly clean. However, be sure when you’re doing this that you avoid the windows as this could crack some window seals, and perhaps then allow water and unwanted moisture into those open areas.

  • Clean, inspect, and repair patios and decks.

While you’ve got the pressure washer or power washer handy, take a few minutes to spray down walkways, patios, decks, the driveway, etc. Once they’re clean, check to see if there are any areas that need repairs.

  • Inspect hoses – inside and outside

At Restore Rite, we see a lot of homes flooded due to failed hoses from washing machines, dehumidifiers, ice makers, toilets, fridges, dishwashers, and so on. It’s a good idea to get into the habit of inspecting these hoses every spring for any signs of leaks. Most hoses are easily replaceable if there do appear to be signs of wear.

  • Reverse ceiling fans.

This is very simple! There is likely a switch somewhere on your ceiling fans to determine their direction. In the summer, they should spin counter-clockwise to pushing a nice breeze straight down. Of course, make sure the fan is stopped before trying to access the switch.professional help

If you just don’t have the time to take care of your “honey do” list contact Restore Rite! Our professional can help you repaint, clean out your gutters, repair or install new trim, clean debris from your property, and more!

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