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Getting your Peterborough, Ontario home ready for summer

Tuesday May 29th, 2018


                                                                    Embracing the Vibrant Peterborough Summer Season: A Comprehensive Guide to Spring Cleaning and Outdoor Prep

Greetings, dear readers! As we bid farewell to the long, chilly winter months, it's time to welcome the warmth and vibrancy of the Peterborough summer season. But before we dive headfirst into outdoor adventures and weekend gatherings, let's ensure our homes are primed and ready for the sunny days ahead. Join me as we embark on a journey of spring cleaning and outdoor preparation to make the most of this beautiful season.

1. HVAC Maintenance: Keeping Cool and Comfortable

The first step in our spring cleaning checklist is to ensure our home's heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system is in top-notch condition. Start by replacing the furnace filter, a task that should ideally be done every ten weeks or 2 ½ months. This simple step ensures optimal air quality and efficiency throughout your home.

While you're at it, take a moment to clear away any debris from your air conditioning unit. With temperatures rising, the last thing you want is to find yourself sweltering in the mid-30s heat due to a malfunctioning AC. Give your unit a test run to ensure it's in perfect working order, providing cool relief on those scorching summer days.

2. Appliance Care: Tackling Lint and Fire Hazards

Now that we've addressed our home's climate control, let's turn our attention to our trusty household appliances. Spring cleaning behind appliances, especially the dryer, is essential for preventing fires and ensuring efficient operation. Grab a brush and tackle that lint buildup to keep your dryer running smoothly and safely.

3. Gutter Maintenance: Protecting Your Home from Water Damage

As we transition into the Peterborough summer season, it's crucial to pay attention to our home's exterior maintenance. Clean out those gutters, removing any debris and checking for obstructions in the downspouts. Ensuring proper drainage will prevent water damage to your home and maintain its structural integrity.

While you're up there, take a moment to inspect the gutters themselves. Make sure they're securely attached to your house or garage and not in danger of falling away. A little maintenance now can save you from costly repairs down the road.

4. Lawn Equipment Prep: Getting Your Yard in Tip-Top Shape

With the warmer weather on the horizon, it's time to dust off our lawn equipment and get our yards in shape for summer. Give your mower a tune-up by changing the oil plug and filter, ensuring it's ready to tackle those lush green lawns. Don't forget to replace the gasoil in your trimmer and leaf blower for optimal performance all season long.


RE/MAX Hallmark Eastern Realty 

91 George St. N. Peterborough, Ontario 705 933-9688

Until next time, keep saving those dollars, Peterborough!     

Frank Rosso & Amanda McCaskie Realtors® 




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