With the winter winding up, and spring already upon us, it is time to start thinking about getting ready for summer. If you own a house, then there are lots of things to do. Some of these things you can do yourself, and others require you bring in professionals to help. Below is a list of three important items you should take care. Two of them are things you can do yourself, and the last is something you need to bring in experts to deal with.
Pressure Wash The Backyard Deck or Porch
If your house has a deck or porch, it is a good idea to rent a pressure washer and clean it after the winter is done. Not only will this brighten up the wood, it will help remove any dirt, debris, or mold that can lead to rot. So, it's going to help maintain the fresh look of your decking and prevent it from prematurely aging. When you rent the pressure washer make sure to ask the person providing it to instruct you on the settings. You don't want to blast the decking with the most powerful setting because that could tear up the wood. This is especially important in large, gas powered pressure washers. If you get a smaller, electrically powered pressure washer you are less likely to run into trouble. Also, keep in mind that you never want to hold the nozzle too close to the wood. Spray from a distance. This will help prevent damaging the wood grain.
Mulch To Avoid The Trash Bag Hassle
If you have lots of dead tree limbs and leaves to rake up, you might want to rent a mulcher. These can be a great way to get mulch for your gardens and pathways. It saves you money (you won't have to buy bags to dispose of the stuff, nor will you have to buy bags of wood mulch for your garden and paths) and it's great for the environment.
Bring In An AC Repair Tech To Make Sure The House Stays Cool
Of course the main issue many people will have to deal with is their air conditioning unit. After a long winter where it's not been in use there might be issues that need to be dealt with. The air filters might be dirty, the thermostat might be broken, or the condensate drain might be plugged up. It's not advisable to go about opening up the air conditioner unit and messing around with it if you don't know what you are doing. You might damage the cooling coils (which is a major problem) or causing some other problem to arise. If you turn on your air conditioinng unit to test it out and it's not cooling the room fast enough, or if it's not working at all, definitely call an ac repair tech. However, even if everythign looks fine, it might be a good idea to bring in a tech to do a yearly check up at the start of the season. You might not see the symptoms of a problem such as a clogged condensate pipe, but they can manifest later and you don't want to have the air conditioner fail in the middle of a heatwave.
For more information, contact companies like Indoor Weather Professionals.