Posted on August 05, 2015

Four Home Maintenance Tasks To Do This Summer

Summer is a the time for road trips and relaxing on the beach, but it is also the ideal time to take care of some big cleaning tasks around your home. Here are four things you should do before summer ends:

Deep Clean Your Household Fabrics
Summer is a great time to clean fabrics because the warm weather and summer breeze help dry what you’ve washed. Shampoo your carpets and wash your curtains, then open the windows to create a breeze that will help dry the fabrics.

Add A Doormat
During the summer, you likely spend a lot of time outdoors. Put down a doormat to stop dirt from getting tracked into your home. Instruct visitors wipe their feet or remove their shoes when they come in. Here’s a tip – a rubber mat is easy to clean.

Clean the Fans in Your House
Ceiling and bathroom fans should be cleaned at least once a year, otherwise they will circulate dust and lower the air quality in your home. Ceiling fans are easy to clean; just wipe them down with a damp rag. For the ones in your bathroom, remove the cover and give them a good vacuum.

Clean Your Grill
If you have a barbeque, be sure to keep the grill clean. If you have a gas grill, turn it up to high heat for about thirty minutes with the lid closed. Turn it off, let it cool, then scrape the ashes off the grill. If you use a charcoal grill, empty it completely and clean the interior with soap, a hard brush and a hose. Allow it to dry, then reassemble your grill.