Not only have we spent more time at home in the past year and a half than normal, but with outdoor summer activities bringing in more dust and dirt, it may be time for a deep clean of your house. Summer is finally starting to wind down which means it’s time to get back on track with your home’s maintenance needs and ensure that you are organized and ready to take on the next season. These are our top five recommended home maintenance tips for fall!
Replace Your Air Conditioner Filter
It’s easy for simple chores like replacing your air conditioner filters to get overlooked during the summer, but now is the time to get this task done. With kids, family and guests coming and going all summer, your air conditioner filters have most likely had to work a lot harder the past couple months than they’re used to. Be sure to check the size of your filter before going to purchase new ones, and then switch them out ASAP. You won’t regret completing this home maintenance chore, quickly noticing that the air feels clearer in just a day or two!
Clean Your Window Treatments
With more people coming in and out of your house all summer, the dirt and dust levels are bound to be higher than usual. That’s why it’s important to dust and clean all of your window treatments to clear out some of that dust that has settled throughout the summer. If you’re just looking to do a light cleaning of your window treatments, we recommend dusting or gently using the brush attachment on the vacuum to get rid of surface level dust and dirt. For a more in-depth guide on cleaning your Hunter Douglas window treatments, you can reference this this Care and Cleaning Guide.
Ready Your Deck
Rid your deck of all of that summer dirt by power washing it to ensure that no dirt is left behind! Once you’ve done that, you’ll want to check the surface of the deck for any signs of holes, chipping or general wear and tear. After repairing any surface damage found, we’d recommend re-staining the deck to seal it so that it’s ready for fall and winter.
Clean Your Gutters
While debris most commonly collects in your gutters during the fall, most people don’t pay attention to their gutters until a problem arises. We recommend cleaning out your gutters before the fall, while also trimming any low hanging trees near your home to avoid your gutters overflowing from fall foliage. Trust us, you don’t want to wait until a problem arises to clean out your gutters!
Clean Your Bathrooms
With higher humidity levels in the summer, mildew and mold build up more easily during the hotter months. We recommend cleaning all of the bathrooms in your home with strong cleaners, helping to kill off any unwanted bacteria that may have gathered on the surfaces of your tub, sinks or mirrors.
Keeping these tasks in mind, put a plan together and start completing these home maintenance tips for fall. If you find that your window treatments are beyond cleaning, we offer an array of Hunter Douglas window treatments to choose from, so don’t hesitate to reach out and learn more about our window treatment options. Once you’ve finished these home maintenance tips for fall – sit back, relax and enjoy a fresh, clean start for the new season!