Getting Ready For Summer
It is around now when most of us contemplate starting DIY jobs and embark on renovation projects. It is also a good time to start smaller tasks that can make a real difference to your home. Giving your home a good Spring clean will help improve the look of your home and get you set for the Summer
Here is our list of essential summer jobs.
Start with the windows! You will be surprised how much difference you will notice after you have given your windows a good clean. Removing the grime from the glass will help increase the amount of natural light to enter each room. No need to use expensive products to get your windows shining. Try using water, vinegar and a splash of washing up liquid in a spray bottle you should get a streak free finish!
Once the windows are sparkling it’s a good idea to check the hinges and seals. Broken seals will leak heat out and your homes thermal performance will be poor. If your windows need replacing, then check out our energy rated double glazed windows.
Air your fabrics and rugs, over the winter months we tend to keep the house shut up and some rooms tend to get a bit musty. Now the weather has improved and the temperatures are rising, open up the house by opening windows and get some fresh air circulating through the house.
You can also hang out these items on your washing line to allow the musty smells to dissipate.
Check, clear and clean your guttering, fascia’s and soffits this will help to reduce the possibility of future roof damage.
Freshen up your interior paint work, over time paintwork becomes grubby and a fresh coat of paint will freshen the room and help make the place look more summery.
Get your chimney cleaned (if you have one) this will reduce the risk of house fires and improve the air quality.
Detox your bathroom by adding houseplants into your bathroom this will help filter the air. Plants that are good for air cleaning are spider plants, ivy, rubber plants and snake plants.
Have your gas boiler serviced; this will help to keep your fuel bills down and ensure it is running efficiently.
Get the decks and patios ready; have a good clean before you bring out the garden furniture this will mean when the sun shines you are ready to enjoy the good weather.