5 Home Maintenance Tips You Can’t Forget About in June
June is well underway. Have you gotten started on these crucial home maintenance tasks? If not, make time to complete them as soon as possible!
Clean and Seal Your Deck
In the summertime, you spend a lot of time on your outdoor deck or patio. Go outside and take a good look at your deck — is it a bit dirty from the wear and tear of the previous seasons? Now is the time to clean up your deck and seal it once again.
Be sure that all of the deck furniture and decorations have been moved, and you have properly swept your entire deck. Should you choose to use a specific type of cleaner, be sure to scrub those difficult areas using cleaner and a broom. Once you’re done using cleaner, rinse the deck off and allow it to dry for at least 24-48 hours before applying your sealer of choice.
It’s best to apply sealer on a dry day and by using a paint roller. Remember to use a thin, even coat of sealer!
Trim Trees, Shrubbery, and Bushes
As homeowners, we regularly garden and make sure our lawn is pristine. But what do we commonly forget to manage — the trees! Trees grow too, and fast (depending upon the type of tree). Should you forget to trim back trees, shrubbery, bushes or other large garden items, they could end up becoming debris during a storm and damaging your home! You wouldn’t want that now, would you?
Clean Your Pool and Outdoor Living Areas
If you are lucky enough to have an outdoor pool, you need to keep it clean and tidy. In addition to trimming back your trees and making sure that branches and leaves aren’t in your pool, other types of debris could have drifted into your pool or onto your patio.
Plus, you need to make sure that everything involved in having a pool functions properly. Be sure to check your pool pump, the different filters and hoses, and always maintain proper levels of chlorine and other chemicals.
Don’t Forget to Check Your Smoke Detectors
It doesn’t matter what month out of the year it is — you need to regularly check your smoke detectors. In an emergency, your smoke detector could be a lifesaver! Be sure to check and test the batteries in your smoke detector each month.
Organize Your Garage
From fall to winter to spring, your garage probably became packed to the brim with supplies, sporting items, cleaning products and so much more. Take advantage of the beautiful summer weather and organize your garage.
Tip: If you have far too much in your garage, it might be in your best interest to rent a dumpster for a few days and purge your garage of all unwanted items. However, if you can salvage items and they are in good condition, be sure to schedule Goodwill to take these items off your hands!
Do you take part in any specific home maintenance tasks in the month of June?