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The Movers.com Blog » Blog Archive » Getting Your Home Ready for Summer

Getting Your Home Ready for Summer

poolSummer is rapidly approaching–is your home ready for everyone’s favorite season? Get ready for leisurely days in the pool, festive family BBQs, and beating the heat with these helpful tips to prepare your home for the summer.

Check your cooling system

Ensuring your HVAC system is working properly and efficiently is imperative before the sweltering summer kicks into full force. Begin by replacing or cleaning your air filters, and then have a technician inspect your system for problems. If you have window A/C units rather than a central air system, now is a good time to make sure they are still properly functioning, cleaning the filters so you can install them.

Open your pool

Memorial Day Weekend is approaching–if you have a swimming pool in your yard, it’s time to start getting it ready so you can enjoy a refreshing dip. Skim leaves and debris, check for loose railings or tiles, repair broken equipment, vacuum, and buy a pool kit to test the water pH levels and add the proper amounts of chemicals to your pool. Always follow the directions and safety procedures to avoid injury or mishap when shocking your pool.

Wash your deck/patio

If you plan to entertain guests and hold summer BBQs, you’ll want to show off your pristine and well-manicured yard. A good place to start is your patio and deck. Sweep away leaves and debris and then hose off the surfaces to remove accumulated dirt and stains. If your deck’s color is fading, apply a stain to rejuvenate your yard’s appearance. Applying a wood preparation product prior to the stain can also make the color more uniform and longer-lasting.

Clean your windows

The pleasantly warm spring weather and plentiful sunshine makes it easy to rid your windows of unsightly smudges, fingerprints and dirt. It’s the season to toss open the drapes, let in some fresh air, and make your windows  crystal clear with a little scrubbing.

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