With the summer winding down and many families preparing to go back to school, 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 year. We’ve compiled our top five recommended home maintenance to-do’s for August to help get you started!

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 upholstery and window treatments

Like we mentioned above, with more people tromping through 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 upholstery and window treatments to clear out some of that dust that has settled throughout the summer. Grab a duster or your vacuum’s wand and start getting rid of all that dirt!

ready your deck

It’s time to rid your deck of all of the summer dirt by power washing it to ensure that nothing 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. Don’t 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 that contain bleach, helping to kill off any unwanted bacteria that may have gathered on the surfaces of your tub, sinks or mirrors.

Keeping these home maintenance tasks in mind, put a plan together and start completing your home cleaning to-dos for August. If you find that your window treatments or upholstery are beyond cleaning, we offer an array of window coverings to choose from as well as custom-made furniture & upholstery. We also provide repair services for existing furniture if you aren’t looking to completely replace your furniture. Now that you know which tasks to focus on – get to cleaning!