Each month the helpful hardware folks bring you a list for your home. Inside and out, accomplishing these items will help keep your home looking good and avoid costly repairs in the future.
What To Do To Your Home In June
Lou Manfredini, Ace’s Home Expert, is here with your June Checklist.
Time To Think Outdoor Paint and Stain – How does the outside of your home look? From deck stain to rusty metal now is a great time to give your home the fresh coat of paint. Things like exposed wood and metal can deteriorate, rust and grow into a larger issue over time. Rain in addition to fluctuating temps can cause your worsening paint to become a bigger problem. Watch the weather and schedule this task, remember prep is key to getting professional results.
Clean Your Windows - Those sunny days may show how dirty the windows in your home look. Cleaning the glass both inside and out can help improve the look of your home. A window cleaner with a hose attachment makes the job easier and also works on patio furniture and play sets.
Check Your Driveway For Wear and Tear - Leaving cracks and gaps in your driveway will only lead to further deterioration and expensive repairs. Whether it’s applying Quikrete or asphalt filler, it’s time to fix it before the issue grows. If you have a blacktop driveway, the summer is a great time to recoat it. Look for several days of dry weather to tackle this project. It’s also a good time to repair any gaps, cracks.
Clean your garbage and recycle bins - Ever lifted your outdoor trash and had an unpleasant surprise of pests like maggots? This is the time to make sure you don’t get that grossed out experience. Flies are attracted to food waste and your garbage cans are a perfect place to set up shop for their eggs. Use a power washer or hose to loosen debris, follow up with an outdoor cleaner in your bins and scrub with a mop to really get the grime out. Finally, let the bins air dry with the lid open. You won’t believe the difference when you’re done.
Check Your Sump Pump Is Working - If your home has a sump pump, it’s a good time to make sure it’s operating. Open up the basin and remove any debris that’s in there with a wet/dry vac, this will help it from getting stuck in the future. Next, fill a 5 gallon bucket of water and make sure sump pump turns on to do it’s job. If it doesn’t turn on, make sure the device has power before consider replacing it.
Published on 3/25/2022.
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