Summer Cleaning Maintenance Tips for Everyone

Dated: June 7 2021

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Summertime is the best time to Clean your Home - Here are some Simple Cleaning Maintenance Tips for you.

TIP #1: Wash your Exterior Windows

Summer is the perfect time of year to wash your windows from the outside. Simply fill a bucket with hot soapy water and get scrubbing. bucket of soapy water and a sponge will usually deliver the best results.

TIP #2: Clean your Air Conditioner Filter

Every air conditioner has a filter that should be cleaned out every two weeks, especially if it is running at an all-time high. You can clean the filter of dust by washing with warm water or using a vacuum cleaner. If your air conditioner is newer, it may have a self-cleaning function.

TIP #3: Inspect and Prevent Mold Growth

Mold and mildew grow faster in humid summer weather, especially in areas of your home that are already humid, such as the washing machine. Keep mold and mildew out of your laundry room by leaving the washing machine door open when it is not in use. This will dry out the machine and lower the humidity level so mold and mildew do not grow. Also keep your windows open during the day at least, air flowing inside your house and the rooms to keep the air from circulating inside every room will prevent mold growth.

TIP #4: Clean your Furnace Filter

The furnace has a filter and, just like your A/C unit, it needs to be cleaned. All you have to do is turn off the power to the furnace and then locate the filter behind the service door. You may need to unscrew a panel or two. Remove the filter and give it a wash if it is a reusable one. If the filter has a cardboard frame, you will need to replace it instead of washing it.

TIP #5: Powerwash your Driveway and Walkways

Get out that pressure washer and wash away everything that has been sitting on there for the past year. You can pressure wash your driveway, fence, and roof to make them look good as new.

TIP #6: Exterior Home Re-Paint

Now is the best time to work outside your home, you can finally touch up the paint on the outside of your home and boost your home’s exterior appearance. This can be a simple weekend summer home maintenance project to get you started.

Happy Summer Everyone!!!

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Simon Smith & Kirsten Danley

Simon Gregory Smith was born in Oswego, New York. When Simon was 2, his family headed West to Eugene, Oregon where his parents earned their Masters degrees from the University of Oregon. Simon’s fat....

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