Four things you should do to your home before the summer is over


The sun is still shining, there isn’t a cloud in the sky and the kids are still off school on their summer vacation.

However, it won’t be long before Fall is here again and the wind, rain and cold weather returns. If you’re anticipating the end of summer, it’s time to think about what you should do to your home now before the colder weather sets in. Here are just four things that you should definitely add to your must-do list before summer comes to an end.

Drain Your Hot Tub

Don’t leave it too late to drain your hot tub. If you aren’t planning on using it again after the summer season, you need to make sure that it’s ready and prepared for the Fall and Winter. You don’t want next summer to arrive only to find that your hot tub is unusable because it has grown mold and is filthy! Take this time to clean out your hot tub thoroughly and to make sure that it has been inspected rigorously to ensure that there is no damage or anything which needs to be repaired.

Of course, if you have an inflatable hot tub, it’s time to empty it and to pack it away for the winter season. You can find out more information about how to care for your inflatable hot tub on

Paint Your Siding

Take a good look at the exterior of your home. Has your siding seen better days? It can be all too easy to let things go over the summer months, but after all the sunshine beating down on the paintwork, it can quickly fade and start to look unattractive and tired. It’s time to refresh the outside of your property before the winter comes – after all, you don’t want to be outdoors on a rainy day caring for your paintwork, and it’s hardly practical to add a fresh coat of paint or varnish when the rain is beating down! A quick once-over of your home’s siding and you can rest assured your home will be well protected and looking its best for the colder weather to arrive.

Get Out The Power Washer

Power washers are a wonderful tool for any homeowner, but they can really come into their own at this time of year. There’s no quicker way to get rid of all the dust and grime that summer throws up onto the outside of your home than by giving your surfaces a quick blast with the power washer. You can use yours on your driveway, sidings, outdoor furniture and deck. Your home will look bright and shiny, with all the dust and dirt of the summer months quickly washed away.

Give Your Home A Once Over For Sale

When the summer vacation comes to an end, it’s often time for people to think about moving on. The Fall is a key time for homeowners who are ready to move onto pastures new to start thinking about putting their property up on the market so preparing your home for potential buyers to view is important at this time of year. It can take some time to make sure that your home is ready for showing, so give it a quick once over.

Which areas could do with a makeover or some improvements? Two of the main areas that potential buyers are interested in checking out are the kitchen and bathroom, so take the time to ensure that both of these spaces are looking their best.

That doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to invest in a whole new bathroom suite or set of cabinets, but it might mean that you give those rooms a lick of paint or refresh some hardware. If you do need to invest in some new fixtures and fittings, check this recommendation to make sure that you get the right choice to suit your needs.

Although summer is coming to an end, if you carry out these four tasks around your home, you’ll be ready to launch into Fall with a fresh and tidy property, knowing that everything is ready for the colder weather to arrive.

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