Summer is a wonderful time to enjoy outdoor activities and warm weather–but it’s also a great opportunity to get things done around the house. Here is a summer cleaning checklist for homeowners to go through to keep your house in top shape:
1. Clean Air Vents
This time of year, your house is your safe place from the heat. However, in order to ensure quality air flow throughout your home be sure to keep your vents clean and clear. Check to see that they are not covered by rugs, furniture, or drapes to get the best airflow possible.
2. Replace Air Filters
If you have not done so recently, now may be the time to go around your home and replace air filters. These filters keep dust, particles, and pollen from escaping into your home–so it is important to replace them about every two months. This is especially important during the summer to keep a high air quality in your home.
3. Dust Around the House
Dust can collect everywhere so it’s wise to dust around every so often. There are many places that you may not think to dust, such as ceiling fan blades and baseboards.
4. Keep Windows Closed and Blinds Shut
This may not be a classic “chore”, but the heat from the sun can make your house feel warmer if the windows and blinds are fully open. Keeping them closed will keep your house at a cool temperature which can save on cooling bills.
5. Inspect around the House
Homes experience wear and tear throughout the year so it is important to inspect for any damages. This includes checking decks, the sides of your home, and even your roof. This will help to keep your house looking beautiful from the outside while keeping tabs on any problems that persist.
6. Clean the Grill
Summer is the time of picnics and outdoor grilling, but grills can get dirty from frequent use and sitting all year. Make sure to scrub the grates, burners, and burner covers to get a well-working grill and ensure even cooking.
7. Inspect and Clean Walkways and Driveways
Due to their location and use, driveways and walkways can get dirty fast. Luckily, it’s simple to clean them with a pressure washer. Summer is the perfect time to do so with the nice weather.
Homeowning takes a lot of work, but with a few simple steps, it can be that much easier. Summer is a great time of the year to enjoy with family and to take care of your gorgeous home with a cleaning checklist. If you are seeking to find your future dream home, Long Ridge Construction features beautiful communities located throughout Pennsylvania. Discover charming semi-custom homes for sale that you can customize to your liking and discover a community where you can enjoy a variety of fun activities to make your living experience even better.