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How to Prepare Your Property for Summer

The summer season is upon us, and the warmer days are coming! It is time to prep your home for those hot summer days and warm balmy nights! Spring is the perfect time to start preparing for the hot summer weather. There is more light each day, which gives us all more energy and longer days to enjoy!

Here’s how you can prepare your property for summer:

Deep clean

The best way to start the preparation is to deep clean your house. Dust accumulates over the winter, clean your curtains, carpets, chandeliers, and light bulbs. Also, wash your winter bedding before you put it away. Move your cabinets and wardrobes and remove the accumulated debris behind them. Do everything that you have been avoiding cleaning up until now.


Remove Clutter

Declutter your home. Once you start, you will see that there are many things that you forgot you owned or that you haven’t used for a long time. Consider gifting things that are not damaged and recycling those that are. If seasonal items take up a lot of space in your garage, you can opt to rent a storage unit and keep all your items there. But know that things like electronics, wooden furniture, and art pieces need special attention.


Ceiling fans

Ceiling fans are an excellent alternative for those that do not have AC. However, they are notorious for collecting dust, especially when you don’t use them. Get your duster and start removing the all the dust off the blades. Make sure they work correctly. This way, you will have enough time to repair them before the most intense part of the summer.


BBQ ready

Its that time of the year, get the BBQ ready for summer! If you took care of your grill at the end of the last summer, this will be quick maintenance clean. However, if you didn’t, get ready to scrape! You can use special metal brushes with some dish soap to remove the carbon and grease. Clean it well inside and out. Make it all nice and shiny before you can officially start using it this grilling season.


Service and clean air conditioning units

Air conditioning is essential during the summer. This is why you should make sure it’s ready for use. Apart from removing the dust, make sure to change your filter. It is recommended to service your air conditioner every 12 months. This will ensure your air conditioner is more efficient on those hot summer nights.


Waterproof outdoor decking

Treat your deck well, and it will last a long time. Check your decking for any signs of wear and tear, inspect it to see if there is any maintenance required and be sure to waterproof it. Water can deteriorate your deck if you don’t have the right protection. First, clean your deck, and once it dries, apply the waterproof sealant. It will need one day to dry, and then you can bring your summer furniture. By waterproofing your deck, you protect it from mould and mildew, which will help your deck last for years to come! Additionally, a beautiful deck can increase the value of your home if you plan to sell in future.


Clean your Gutter

During the winter and spring, a lot of debris, such as leaves and twigs, can build up in your gutters. Make sure to clean your gutters to prepare them for the summer. Clean gutters will keep the moisture from penetrating your home. You can either clean them yourself or hire a professional to do it for you. Once your gutters are clean, you will be able to see if there are any damaged areas. If you see anything, make sure to repair it as soon as possible.


There are many ways to prepare your house for the summer months, these are just a few tips to ensure your home is enjoyable over the coming summer months and you are prepared and can enjoy the hot summer days and nights to come. To learn more about how our experienced Perth property managers at Blackburne can help you prepare your property for Summer, contact us today on 08 9429 5777.

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