We don’t know about you, but we love the end of Summer; sure, the warm weather has been great, but what is better than knowing that Fall is just around the corner? Not only is the end of Summer a sign that things are about to change, but it is also the ideal reason to take a look at your home and figure out what you may need to do around the house.
To help you to make plans for where to start, we have put together some of the home maintenance tips that you should put in place for Summer’s end.
Give your AC a check
There is a good chance that you have been relying on your AC system quite a lot during the hot weather, which means that it will likely need to be cleaned, checked, and possibly repaired. While you may not think that arranging for an ac repair is essential and time-critical right now, the truth is that it is better to do them right now rather than having to organize just before the hotter weather comes around and it being more of a rush.
Clean your chimney and light your fireplace
Fireplaces are common in many homes, and as the weather turns from Summer to Fall to Winter, you are likely to want to light a fire to keep you and your family warm in your family home. Before you get to this stage, it is a good idea to make sure that you take the time to clean your chimney and your fireplace. They both should be clear of any debris such as ash and soot, as this can cause problems when you need to use it.
Give your carpets a clean
Fall is a great time to carry out some of the tasks you should regularly do in your home. An example of this is to give your carpets a clean. You may have been using your outdoor space more in the Summer months, which means that you will have been walking inside and out, and there could be stains or marks on your carpet, which you can remove by giving your carpet a good clean.
Work on your deck/patio or porch
As the weather starts to change, it can impact the outside of your property; rain, wind, snow, and other types of weather can make it look tired and worn. It is a good idea to try and manage this before the weather starts. An excellent way to do this is to protect the deck, the patio, and the porch too.
Clean away the dust and the debris, and make sure that you check it all over for any signs of cracking, holes, or chipped paint. You may want to fill the gaps that you can find at this time and apply any protective coating that will help to make sure that it always looks its best.
Clean your gutters
One last job to do before Fall comes around is to make sure that your gutters are clean. Leaves, twigs, and other garden debris can build up in your gutters over time, and while they may not be too much of an issue if they are isolated, over time, this can build up and cause a problem. It is a good idea to make sure that water can flow freely through your gutters as this will limit the chance of dampness developing.
As you can see, there are plenty of things that you can do to make sure that your home is as protected as possible from anything that Fall can throw at it. So rather than feel sad that the end of Summer is here, think about just how great the next few months will be!