Call Today 1-866-383-3911

June 1, 2017

Tips and Tricks to Get Your Home Summer Ready!


Share on facebook
Share on twitter
Share on pinterest
Share on linkedin
Share on email

It’s that time of year again in the tri-sate area.  The winter is dying down, spring is in the air and all you can think about is summer and how you have to get your home ready for all those parties, gatherings and just more use.  You want to make sure that you take the time in these final winter weeks to put together a list of action items for spring cleaning.  We’ve all been there, that’s why Duct Dudes a top rated Air Duct Cleaning NJ based company has put together these tips and tricks for any and all to enjoy!

1.   Say goodbye to winter
goodbye-winterSimple, seasonal interior updates are key to making your home fit for summer, creating that feeling that winter is a world away.  Give your living space a lighter looking with some bright accessories.  Remove anything that has a winter feel such as heaters, thick blanks, fire logs and anything down.  Remember that old saying “out of site is out of mind.” So make sure you say GOODBYE Winter.

2.   Be ready to party
With Memorial Day around the corner, you want to make sure your the king of patio parties with a variety of outdoor entertaining accoutrements. Make sure your blender is margarita-ready and that your cookbooks have the mojito, cold canapé and summer dip recipes flagged. Invest in accident-proof dishware from serving trays to drinking glasses (think melamine).

3.   Freshen your airflow  
Ensure a cool, cool summer – not to mention a lower energy output – with a few simple air-flow updates. Turn your ceiling fan to counter-clockwise (the blades are tilted upward as they spin) to push air downward and create a stronger draft. Replace your air conditioner’s filter or have your central air professionally looked at. Make sure you get your air ducts cleaned as you want to make sure your AC is working correctly.  Contact your air duct cleaning NJ company Duct Dudes, and you’ll breathe easy having to deal with air-cooling malfunctions in the sweltering summer heat.

4.   Invite summer indoors
Thoroughly wash your windows – inside and out. You’ll need a cloth or brush to tackle some of the larger outdoor debris, an equal parts water-vinegar solution and a squeegee — and do away with winter drapes.  Remove and store those double-layered thick draperies and replace them with some nice thin sheers to let in that beautiful summer sunlight.  Always love a nice cool summer sunset, so make sure your blinds follow suite!

5.   Stock up for summer 
Stock up on summer essentials. Fill your medicine cabinet with sun block, aloe and insect repellant. In your linen closet, store picnic blankets and fresh and fluffy beach towels.Hello-summer-picture-2015 Fill your garage with backyard sports items such as a croquet, badminton or lawn bowling set.

6.   Flip the shed
Make sure that you flip your shed and bring out the fertilizer, lawn mower, summer sports gear and get rid of the snow blower, shovels and salt as its summer time baby!  Make sure that you put the winter equipment in the back and bring the summer goodies to the front!  Always want to be sure your garden equipment is available!

7.   Make your deck your favorite room in the house
Create an outdoor extension of your indoor living space: comfortable, clean and filled with your favorite things. The fun part of patio cleaning is that it can mostly be tackled with warm, soapy water, a scrub brush and a hose – your deck, outdoor upholstery, furniture (depending, of course, on the finish), walkways, and even your hammock (read our great tips on cleaning outdoor furniture). After cleaning and arranging your furniture, create a moonlight mood with outdoor lights, and punctuate the space with flowering planters, candles and pillows.

8.   Bring out your BBQ brawn
Get that grill washed up and ready to go!  Memorial day is right around the corner!  Make sure that you give that grill a nice deep clean and get it ready for a nice summer day of grilling burgers, dogs and an assortment of meats.  Make sure that after you give the grill a nice deep cleaning you whip down those grates with some oil to give them a nice clean shine!

Before your guests arrive for the big feast, you’ll want to make sure your home has great indoor air quality, and the professionals at Duct Dudes can help! At Duct Dudes, we’re proud to be the #1 air duct cleaners in NJ. We use only the industry’s best work standards, training, and equipment to provide our customers with the best air duct cleaning services in the area.

Over time, dust and debris can accumulate in the ductwork in your home. A clogged air duct can be a breeding ground for hazardous mold and bacteria. Having your home’s ductwork cleaned regularly keeps yourself and your loved ones from being affected by these hazardous materials. You’ll breathe easier with better indoor air quality!

For more information or to schedule an appointment with us, contact Duct Dudes at (866) DUDE-911.