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Top 10 Ways To Get Your Home Ready For Summer

Hooray for warmer weather! Check out a few tips to make sure your home is ready for the summer months. Check out more helpful tips here!

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1. Wash the windows

Summer means more sunlight, help the light spread through your home by washing off any pollen left behind by the spring.
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Summer means more sunlight, help the light spread through your home by washing off any pollen left behind by the spring.

2. Spruce up the front walk

Much like the windows, the spring leaves behind pollen and other small particles cluttering up your front walkway. Also be on the lookout for any stones or bricks that might need replacing.
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Much like the windows, the spring leaves behind pollen and other small particles cluttering up your front walkway. Also be on the lookout for any stones or bricks that might need replacing.

3. Clear off the air conditioning condenser

Before breaking in the air conditioning for the season, shut off power to the unit and clean off any leaves or branches leftover from the winter.
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Before breaking in the air conditioning for the season, shut off power to the unit and clean off any leaves or branches leftover from the winter.

4. Power wash siding

Freshen the outside of your home by power washing the siding. Winter and spring can leave dirt and pollen stuck to the side of your home. Brighten it up with a quick wash!
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Freshen the outside of your home by power washing the siding. Winter and spring can leave dirt and pollen stuck to the side of your home. Brighten it up with a quick wash!

5. Power wash the deck

While we're on the subject of power washing, take a swing at the back deck (if applicable) to clear off any pollen or mildew building up. Your guests are sure to take notice!
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While we're on the subject of power washing, take a swing at the back deck (if applicable) to clear off any pollen or mildew building up. Your guests are sure to take notice!

6. Wash the grill

Clean off any stuck on particles in preparation for your next barbecue. Also double check that your propane is full!
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Clean off any stuck on particles in preparation for your next barbecue. Also double check that your propane is full!

7. Test out the sprinklers

Open up the valves and test your sprinkler system. This will give you time to make any necessary repairs before the hotter months hit.
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Open up the valves and test your sprinkler system. This will give you time to make any necessary repairs before the hotter months hit.

8. Change air filters

Air filters should be changed frequently to ensure your air conditioner is working at it's maximum capacity.
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Air filters should be changed frequently to ensure your air conditioner is working at it's maximum capacity.

9. Change smoke detector batteries

Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries, its best to do so twice a year.
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Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detector batteries, its best to do so twice a year.

10. Fill in flower beds

An optional tip, planting flowers is a great way to brighten up your property!
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An optional tip, planting flowers is a great way to brighten up your property!

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