Labor Day is coming at us fast and you may be looking at the Home Improvement To-Do List you planned to get done by the end of summer. No need to stress! You still have time to knock a few, if not all, of these home improvement projects off your list and get your home ready for the cooler months to come!
6 Home Improvement Projects to Complete Before Labor Day:
1. Get Your Deck in Order
Whether you are planning on entertaining this Labor Day or not, your deck will benefit from a little TLC. Your deck spends each day battling the elements: rain, snow, ice, the sun, extreme hot and cold temperatures, there isn’t much relief for your deck. Grab an approved deck cleaner and give your deck a quick scrub to remove dirt, debris, mildew, etc. Stain or paint your deck if needed. To protect your deck from water damage and the winter months ahead apply sealant. Then all you will have to do is sit back and relax on your newly refreshed deck.
2. Clean the Grill
Maybe you have been using your grill almost every weekend this summer or maybe you haven’t fired it up since last Labor Day, either way, your grill would probably benefit from a good cleaning!
3. Clean Out Your Garage
You will likely want to park your vehicles in your garage this winter since doing so will help prevent ice and snow from building up on your windshields. Waiting until the winter temperatures drop to start cleaning your garage may mean that you are less likely to complete the task. No one wants to be out in the cold, doing an unpleasant chore. It is best to check off ‘clean the garage’ from your to-do list now. Then your garage will be ready for you when you want to use it.
4. Schedule Your Annual Furnace Safety Inspection and Super Tune-Up
The weather is unpredictable in the Midwest and it can be hard to know when the temperatures will drop enough to run your furnace. However, when the time comes that you do want to use your furnace, you will want it to be in proper working order. The first hard freeze is not the time to discover that your furnace isn’t up to the challenge. Call (866)844-3770 to schedule your Annual Furnace Safety Inspection and Super Tune-Up today and beat the fall rush!
5. Seal Up Any Cracks
Colder days are coming and you don’t want to worry about a drafty home this winter. Take some time to caulk the seal around your windows. If there is a gap at the bottom of your front or back door, now might be a great time to address this issue as well, by replacing old worn out door trims or adding some fresh weather stripping. A well-sealed home will help save you money on your power bill down the road.
6. Change the Batteries
It can be easy to forget about your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors but they play a major role in keeping your home and family safe. If it’s been awhile since you have changed out the batteries in these devices, now is the time to do so. Especially since there tends to be a greater risk of house fires and issues with carbon monoxide during the colder months.