With summer almost over, it’s only a matter of time before the kids head back to school and the weather takes a turn for the worse. While many parents are rushing around to make sure their children are ready for the upcoming school year, they often neglect their home in the process. To make sure your home and your children are ready for the changing seasons and added foot traffic, take this checklist into consideration.
Invest in a thorough carpet cleaning
With the kids coming in and out of the elements at the end of the school day, your carpet is going to be susceptible to a lot of dirt and grime. All the added dirt can end up getting embedded in your carpeting causing the fibers to break down and look worn and faded. To prevent the elements from taking their toll on your home, consider having your carpets professionally cleaned to help eliminate all the grime from the summer trips to the beach. By starting fresh at the beginning of the school year, you can protect your carpet and keep it looking better for longer.
Consider getting a large rug for the entryway
Instead of allowing the kids, pets, and other visitors to run through the home with their dirty shoes, consider adding an oversized rug for your entryway. Guests and family members can leave their shoes here and you can wipe the pets’ paws on the rug to help minimize the amount of dirt and grime that makes its way into your home.
Get everything tuned up
There is no time like the fall to invest in a tune-up for your home. In doing so, you can address any issues the maintenance team find during their inspection before waiting for something to go wrong at an inopportune time of the year. Preventative maintenance can save you hundreds, if not thousands, in repairs and product replacement. From your furnace to your plumbing, there is no time like the present to put a call in for your bi-annual inspection.
While it’s important to make sure the kids are ready for the upcoming school year, it’s just as important to make sure your home is ready for the changing seasons that are rapidly approaching. Find out more by contacting your local team of professionals today.