Home cleaning and maintenance is the last thing you want to be worried about in the summer. Vacations, pool days, hikes, bike rides, and family outings should fill your days, not home projects. Prep for summer by tackling big cleaning projects now and save yourself time and money.
These cleaning tips and areas can help you feel more at ease during busy days. Follow along with this blog to help you make a checklist of cleaning projects to prep for summer.
1- Wash Windows And Vaccum Window Sills
After winter and spring have passed, your windows may have grime build up and pollen coating them. Washing the window panes and vacuuming window sills will help you have cleaner air in your home.
Cleaning your windows before summer begins will help you let more natural light into your home. Doing so will improve your mood and help you use less electricity during the day.
2- Prep Your Kitchen For Busy Summer Days
Summer brings people coming in and out of your house, kids home from school, and family gatherings while the weather is warm. Your kitchen will see a lot of use in the coming months, so prepping now will help set you up for success.
There are multiple areas of your kitchen that can get neglected, so before busy summer schedules take over, take time to deep clean the inside of your microwave and inside your oven. Wipe down doors, wash racks, and remove crusted on old food.
Another way to help your kitchen and prep for summer is to buy easy grab-and-go snacks. Not only can this limit messy prep work and keep your kids from using lots of dishes, but it can also be great for when you have busy traveling days or extracurriculars when you may not have time to make a full meal.
With multiple people coming in and out of your house, your floors are bound to see lots of dirt. The warm weather also brings bugs and other critters out, which can get into your home. Mopping, sweeping, and cleaning your floors often will help keep everyone safe and moving through your kitchen a breeze.
3- Wash All Bedroom Linens
Hot temperatures bring more sweat and humidity. This moisture can become easily trapped in your bed sheets and pillowcases. Changing the bedroom linens and washing them once a week will help keep your bedroom fresh.
Having clean linens not only helps improve your quality of sleep but having extras that are prepped will give you a step up when guests come to visit or your children have sleepovers. Reduce musty smells in your home and sleep better knowing your sheets are free of bacteria and skin cells.
4- Pressure Washing Your Homes Exterior
Focusing on your interior is important to prep for summer but the exterior of your home could use some love as well. Pressure washing your siding can help remove pollen and dirt buildup from the spring. This will help give your home an instant facelift and make lounging in your yard more visually appealing.
Pressure washing with a professional company can remove the build-up of bacteria from your paint, siding, and even your roof. Doing this before the busy summer season will give you peace of mind about the state of your home while you enjoy time with family and friends.
5- Schedule Dryer Vent Cleaning Before School Is Out
Another aspect of home maintenance that often gets overlooked is dryer vents. Clogged dryer vents increase the fire risk in your home, especially while running the dryer in hot temperatures. Sierra Vista Maintenance offers dryer vent cleaning to help give homeowners peace of mind.
Scheduling a dryer vent service with our company takes away the stress of reconnecting your dryer vent hose, removing all the build-up, and the looming fire risk that comes from clogged vents. During the summer season, the last thing you want to be worried about is home damage or maintenance. Schedule a dryer vent cleaning sooner rather than later to leave time for family activities.
6- Clean Your Driveway
Similar to the exterior of your home, your driveway can get caked with pollen, dirt, or mildew during the spring. Driveway cleaning can enhance your curb appeal and help your prep for summer. Driveway cleaning is similar to pressure washing and helps blast away stubborn build-up and remove some stains. With more people coming to your home during the summer, having a pristine driveway can prevent injury and leave a lasting impression on your guests.
7- Wash Your Walls
Taking some time to wash your walls will help eliminate soaked in smells and dust that have accumulated. Grilling during the summer can lead to smoke and other BBQ smells wafting through your windows and onto your walls. Washing the interior and exterior walls periodically throughout the summer will also help limit strong odors.
Prep for summer can be time-consuming, but taking just a few extra steps can help extend the lifespan of your home. Whether you are scheduling a service or taking the time to do the projects yourself, your home will thank you.
Prep For Summer With Services From Sierra Vista Maintenace
Sierra Vista Maintenance offers home cleaning to help you prep for summer without the stress. We offer exterior cleaning services that can help elevate the appearance and feel of your home for the jam-packed summer months. Improve your patio, windows, and more with the help of our skilled technicians.
We pay close attention to detail during every job. Our team is also dedicated to leaving your home better than we found it, by performing our services efficiently and protecting your landscaping and personal property. If you are looking to improve your Sacramento home, contact our team today!