Clean the Fans
Fans collect dust on their blades that ends up circulating with the air in your home. Box fans, desk fans, and ceiling fans should be cleaned regularly, but especially before being put into use during summer. Most fans have a frame that you can remove to clean the blades. Clean your ceiling fans with a vacuum cleaner attachment or by sliding a pillowcase over the blade and wiping it as you slide the case off.
Home Maintenance Projects for Summer: Window Washing
Summer is a great time to wash your home’s windows, inside and out. Plan a day to tackle cleaning the windows all around the house. Use your vacuum to remove dirt, spider webs, and debris from the window frames. A quick wipe down with a dry cloth will remove dust that can lead to streaking. Wash your windows with a solution of 50% vinegar and 50% water. If the dirt is stubborn, let the cleaning solution sit for a few seconds before wiping or squeegeeing the grime away.
Outdoor living spaces are comfortable places to enjoy the weather. Inspect your deck to make sure it is safe and in good condition. Look for warping or rotting decking boards and replace them. Sand down any rough spots. Pressure-wash the area to remove mold and mildew before re-sealing the deck with a quality weather-proofing product.
Front Porch Home Maintenance Projects for Summer
Your front porch should be welcoming to family and guests. Update the space to create an inviting entryway and to boost curb appeal. Clean the surfaces of the porch. Wash the floor and wipe down the railing and columns. Add color with a bright rug, flowers in planters, and repaint the front door. Install a new doormat and wash lighting fixtures.
Clean Walkways and Driveways
Examine your front walkway and driveway for cracks or damage. Remove weeds growing in cracks and use a pressure washer to clean walkways, driveways, and patios. Use a patching compound to make repairs to damaged areas. These areas will look great and you’ll improve your curb appeal.