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Top Tips to Get Your Home Ready for the Summer Months

May 18, 2022

When you live within the incredible state of South Carolina, odds are the summer months are when some of your favorite memories came into existence. With incredible destinations to frequent near the coastal waters of your home, now is the time to start thinking about how to get your home ready for the warm summer temperatures before your mind becomes preoccupied with planning your next great summer adventure. At McGuinn Hybrid Homes, we know that home maintenance isn’t necessarily everyone’s favorite thing to think about—but it is one of the most crucial things we need to make sure we’re keeping in mind as homeowners. With a few of our top tips to get your home ready to take on the heat—you’ll be relaxing on the beach in no time without a single worry on your mind.

Prioritize your interior

With your spring cleaning out of the way, it’s now time to turn your attention to your appliances—including your indoor hoses, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, washing machine and air conditioner just to name a few. Give everything a close examination to see if there has been any noticeable damage done to the main components, see if any batteries or filters need to be replaced and test each appliance to make sure everything is working as it should. Checking these appliances on a regular basis in the future is a great habit to get into—that way if anything looks out of the ordinary, you’ll know if you need to call in a professional to take a closer look.

This is also the ideal time to reverse the rotation of all of the ceiling fans in your home so they are spinning counterclockwise. This will ensure that instead of taking the cold air from the room and pushing it up toward the ceiling like we want to happen in the winter to keep our rooms warm, the cool air will be getting pushed down into your room to create a refreshing breeze. 

Give your landscape a refresh

Once everything within your home has been double checked, it’s time to turn your attention to your home exterior and landscape. If you own a power washer, or if you plan to rent one, this is a great time to go over your driveway and sidewalks to carry away all of the dirt, mold and grime that might have built up over the past few months. It’s also a great time to clean out your gutters and downspouts to ensure that your home exterior is protected from water damage during any summer rainstorms that may come through the area. 

For a fun project to end your busy day with, there’s no better time than to bring a little extra color to your outdoor landscaping. Take some time to browse your local shops for a variety of plants and flowers to help bring the exterior of your home up a notch. 

Enjoy each day in your McGuinn Hybrid Home

When it comes to the summer months, there’s truly no better time for you to fully enjoy your McGuinn Hybrid Home. With a variety of floor plan options to meet all of your needs, you’ll easily be able to find your dream home with the help of our team. If you’re ready to start the journey to your new home today, give us a call at (803) 917-5583 or fill out our online form today.

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