7 Day Summer Maintenance Plan

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Wouldn’t it be nice to check everything off your summer maintenance list in just 7 days? If you stick to this 7-day maintenance plan you can spend the rest of the summer relaxing. Everything is included from your bathroom to your kitchen to your yard. Keep your family safe this summer by carrying out all the necessary inspections in just one week. Here is a basic 7-day plan for summer maintenance.

Day 1 - Safety first

Check all alarms, and smoke detectors, air conditioners, and fans. This is a good one to start off with because it’s quick and easy. Check your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide alarms work. Replace the batteries if necessary. Go round and dust air con units and fans. Replace any filters and make sure they’re in working order. You’ll need them this summer.

Day 2 - Refrigerator check

Turn off the fridge and clean the coil with a vacuum cleaner, and wipe down the range hood and filter. Use an all-purpose cleaner made from water and lemon juice. You can make your own fridge cleaner at home from simple ingredients.

Day 3 - Bathrooms

Tackle those drains and blockages. Take all removable shower parts and soak them in vinegar overnight. In the meanwhile pour caustic solution down the drains to clear any blockages. If you’re struggling to clear your drains try out some other solutions.

Day 4 - Clean your BBQ

This is a quick and easy job actually. Turn on the grill for half an hour to let the grease soften. Use a brush to clean it afterward, turn the grill off first. You’ll then be ready to start cooking outside again. Check out some fantastic BBQ recipes to try out with your family and friends.

Day 5 - Deck inspection

Check the decking in your yard and porch for any hazards such as loose nails or rotten wood. Spray the decking with water to test if it needs resealing. If it absorbs the water then it will need to be stuck down again. After you finish, sweep and mop thoroughly. Have a look at this video tutorial on how to clean, renew, and seal decking in one day.

Day 6 - Tidy your yard

You can work on gardening projects all summer but make sure you clear out your yard to make some space first. Fill up a wheelbarrow with excess mulch and topsoil, and rake up any leaves. Do a bit of pruning on some neglected shrubs and flowers. De-head any dead flowers but leave the stems to regrow. Get rid of weeds with these simple tips.

Day 7 - Look for leaks

Telltale signs of leaks include patches on the walls, drips, and mold. If you notice any of these then you might have a problem with your water heater. It’s a good idea to get in touch with a plumber as you might need a Hot Water Tank Replacement.

So there you have it, after 7 days work, your house is pretty much in order.

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