Top 5 things to do around the home and garden this summer

Published: 10/08/2022 By Empire Estates

Everyone knows that there are certain things that need to be done in every home to prepare for the winter, but not many people talk about the important things that you should be doing during the summer months.We have given you five of our favourite things that you could do at  home  this summer to make your property more enjoyable all year round.

1. Windows
Spray all window hinges and door hinges with WD-40 (this should be done at least once a year)

2. Carpets and Upholstery
 Summer is the ideal time to have carpets, curtains and other upholstery at the property professionally cleaned. (as the hot weather will help them to dry quickly)

3. Sheds and Outbuildings 
Whilst the weather is good we recommend cleaning and decluttering sheds and outbuildings (this also gives an opportunity to inspect and repair any damages caused during the winter)

4.  Patios and Decking
Scrubbing of decking, patios and driveways and treating with an appropriate product to ensure that the area is sufficiently preserved before the autumn and winter.

5. Bins
Arrange for a professional company to clean and disinfect your rubbish bins and recycling containers on a fortnightly basis during the summer to help keep foul smells away.