Warm Weather is Here: How to Get Your House Ready for Summer

After a long winter, you probably can’t wait for the warmer weather of summer. When the cold goes away, it is time for plenty of outdoor activities and fun with family and friends. While you are planning all of the fun things that you want to do this summer, don’t forget to get your house ready, too.

House Ready for Summer


Check Your Windows

Nothing freshens up your home more quickly than opening up the windows and screen doors to enjoy some fresh air. However, it is important to make sure that your windows and screens are in good condition before you start opening them. Even small holes in your screens can allow bugs and other pests to enter your house.

While you are inspecting your windows, take some time to clean them. You will be able to enjoy the summer views better through sparkling clean windows.

Perform Pest Control

Warm weather brings a lot of wonderful things, but it also brings some seasonal challenges. Keep your home and yard free from pests by utilizing a professional pest control service such as McCarthy Rodent Control. A great pest control service will inspect the interior and exterior of your home for pests, spray for bugs and keep your home safe all summer long.

Clean Vents

You vents have been working a lot in the winter, so now is a good time to replace filters and clean vents you don’t have dust flying once you turn on the AC. This is also a good time to clean your ceiling fans. Fans collect dust very easily, but are often overlooked. Cleaning them now will ensure they are ready to go on that first really hot day of the summer.

Have AC Serviced

You might feel like summer is never going to get here, but the first hot day on the calendar often takes some people by surprise. Keep your home at a comfortable level by having your air conditioner serviced before the hottest temperatures arrive.

You should also change all of the filters in your home and clear out the air vents to ensure that your air conditioning unit will be able to function efficiently.

Spruce Up Outdoor Areas

During the long summer days, you will want to spend time outside with family and friends. Make the environment of your home welcoming by sprucing out your yard, patio and other outdoor areas.
This is a great time to mow the lawn, remove weeds and plant flowers to add a splash of color. Give your patio furniture a good cleaning, and check your grill to be sure that it is working properly.

It is also a good idea to take a walk around your yard and check for any potential safety hazards. A safe and beautiful outdoor area will be perfect for summer relaxation and entertaining.

By starting your preparations early, you will not have to miss out on one day of summer fun. Involve the whole family in summer preparations to complete the tasks more quickly.

Erin Emanuel