Summer is the best time to think about sprucing up your home both inside and out. We’d like to help you get started with a few simple tips to remember when you’re busily cleaning.

1. Clean out your BBQ – A dirty BBQ can put a damper on any summer cookout. Here are few simple tips before you start grilling this summer. Perform a safety check on the gas-supply, replace the flexible gas hose if the jacket appears is cracked or appears to be brittle. An oven cleaner, like Easy-Off may be applied to your grill, remember to read the directions carefully and be sure to clean completely before grilling up your masterpiece.

2. Mattresses – At least twice a year (typically summer and winter months are a great time to complete this task), you should clean all of the mattresses in the house. This will help keep dust mites under raps. Use your vacuum on the top of the mattress, move the mattress and vacuum the box springs, then flip the mattress and vacuum the new top of the mattress.

3. Deep clean those Appliances – It’s time, the refrigerator’s begging you to do. To freshen up your interior clean it with a solution comprised of 3 tablespoons baking soda and 4 cups of warm water. Once you’re done, you’ll feel better about packing your fridge full of fresh produce from your local farmer’s market!

4. Think Ahead – Many home maintenance and cleaning companies tend to be slower during summer months, take advantage of this and schedule your fall appointments now! Think about servicing or cleaning the following: furnace, gutters, windows, carpets, etc.

Now go out there and enjoy these beautiful summer months a little bit cleaner!