May is a great time to be a homeowner. While it is starting to get warm outside, it isn’t hot yet, and you can enjoy the outdoors. The spring flowers and trees are in full bloom, and the air has that fresh smell. And with that, what a great time to get outside and take care of your home maintenance checklist. If you are wondering what you should do this month for maintenance, here is a simple one to get you started.
Feed Your Lawn
Suppose you are thinking about how to feed your lawn. In that case, you might be wondering what is the best fertilizer for your yard or the best time to fertilize your lawn. Good topsoil, hydrated sub-soil, and proper watering are essential to your lawn. Still, without the addition of fertilizer, it is unlikely that your lawn will ever be as green as you would like. Nor will it be able to withstand the stress put on it by pests, weeds, moles, and more. Whatever you choose to do, be sure to follow the instructions provided. If you are not sure what you are doing, consider hiring a professional landscaping business.
Check On That A/C
No one likes to be sweltering inside of a hot house in the summer, especially if you have to spend most of your time indoors. The average American spends 90% of their time indoors, so keeping your house cool can significantly improve your quality of life. It starts by simply running your A/C to test if it is working. Hopefully, there are no issues, but if there are, here are a few tips and tricks to get your air conditioning system running like new in no time.
Homeowners should start by performing the maintenance and repairs that they should already know how to do themselves. These include checking and changing the filter, cleaning the fan, and making sure everything is in working order. However, if you have issues that you can’t fix yourself, it’s time to call in the professionals as A/C’s can get tricky in no time.
Check Outdoor Lighting
Now that summer is almost upon us, we can finally leave the winter behind. In addition to the flowers and fresh fruit that summer brings, summer also brings the need to make sure your outdoor lighting is prepared for the summer season. Whether you are looking to have late-night outdoor gatherings, swims, or anything else, lighting is essential. Now is the time to get out there and check on the lights. If they need to be fixed or replaced, do it now.
Check Smoke Alarms and Other Safety Devices
Did you think we forgot about this one? As stated before, this is a monthly must, and you should expect to see this one every month. Remember, smoke alarms need replacing every ten years to be as safe as possible.
Get That Grill Ready
With summer right around the corner, now is the time to get the grill ready. The first step is to clean all the parts (after removing them from the grill, of course). Make sure to remove the grates, the drip pan, the burner, and the cover. Then, use a grill cleaner or a strong degreaser and a degreasing brush to deep clean all the parts. Be sure all the connections are on correctly if you are using a propane grill. Now light it up and see how it’s working.
Prepare Your Home by Remodeling
Summer brings more people to your home. What better time than now to prepare that home with an excellent remodeling job! When you are planning your renovation, you should consider the result. How will your new bathroom look and feel? Creating a vision board can help you visualize the product and ensure that you achieve the look you want. Using pictures of bathrooms that you like, you will be able to create a list of things you want and need in your remodel. Once you can see what you are going for, you can better communicate your needs to your contractor.
If you need a remodeling service, feel free to contact us here. We would love to help you make your home beautiful for the summer!