Top 5 Tasks You Must Do in June
The month of June comes around the corner fast and our days become filled with plans of traveling, summer camps, and all can think of is the need for a vacation. We have beaches, pools and barbeques on the radar. Make sure you leave some room for your “Home Care”.
Here are 5 tasks we recommend you do that will keep your home looking nice, safe and operating properly.
If you have a home security system, then in June (before the summer vacation season) we recommend that you do some basic routine maintenance for your home security system. First, you should contact your security monitoring company and confirm with them that they have the correct contact information for you and the correct password. You should also check the expiration date on your system’s backup battery, and perform tests to confirm the proper performance of your system. And lastly you should confirm that all family members know how to properly use all of the features of your security system.
Late Spring Lawn Care
Early in June is a good time to apply late spring fertilizer and weed control (helpful accessories: plant fertilizers; grass and weed controllers; weed trimmers). More tips on Late Summer Lawn Care
June Gardening Tips – Summer Lawn Care
Personal Computer Maintenance
June is also a good month to remind yourself to perform the necessary monthly routine maintenance for your home computers. Items that should be done on a monthly basis include: backing up your hard drive; updating your virus protection; defragmenting your hard drive; and testing your surge control devices.
Every couple of months it is important to treat your dishwasher for scale build up. If you are not doing this routinely, then at least once a year you should still check your dishwasher for scale build up, and treat it accordingly.
For more tips on dishwasher maintenance; 25 Dishwasher Tips
For tips on how to treat the types of scale that you might have in your particular dishwasher, you can see: Dishwasher Routine Care
And finally if you have a traditional wood-burning fireplace, June is a great month to have your chimney cleaned and inspected (For regular servicing:Five Star Maintenance) The beginning of the summer is the best time to do this because if any significant problems are found, then you will have plenty of time to get quotes and get the work completed before you need your fireplace again in the fall.