Before you set down your mop and put away your gloves, there’s a bit more spring cleaning to be done.
Head outdoors and enjoy the weather as you finish the last of your annual chores. Here are a few things you won’t want to miss.
Check for Leaks. Sprinklers and hoses that may be dripping water can cost you and the environment.
Get your Head in the Gutter. Safely climb on the roof and clear out the leaves and branches that will impede gutters come winter. This is also a great time to make any repairs to leaking or broken gutters. While you’re up there, check the roof for torn or missing shingles or any gaps that may need to be sealed.
Yard Maintenance. Pull the weeds, trim the trees, rake the leaves and most importantly, get rid of excess brush around your property. As the temperatures heat up, so does the chance for fires. And nothing ignites faster than dry landscaping.
Freshen Up. Get to work painting unsightly areas on your house that may be peeling. Be sure to power wash any dirt and cobwebs, especially under the eaves, before you get started.
Window Washing. Don’t just clean your windows, clean them right. Rather than load your washer with dirty towels, use crumpled-up newspapers to wipe windows clean and dry. Opt for a natural cleaner— half water, half white vinegar will do the trick. And don’t forget hosing down the screens and wiping the tracks.
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