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Summer Lovin’: Getting Ready to Beat the Summer Heat

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There’s something about work that can drive you to become lazy. With the pandemic and work from home situations becoming more frequent, there are those who see this as a big risk. They may end up not doing anything at all.

Imagine pairing that up with summer. The season can drive people to become lazier just because of the heatwave and all that it brings. It becomes much harder to work—you feel lethargic, and, at the same time, the distractions at home (kids, pets, and the comfort) make it harder for people to focus on working.

It’s time to begin working toward preparing for the summer months. Even with it already right around the corner, there are still plenty of things people can do to make their summer season worthwhile. Take a look at some of these preparations.

Cleaning Gutters and Drains

Summer doesn’t only bring the heat—sporadic rain showers and thunderstorms occur throughout the country. It brings in a deluge of water, and that could spell trouble if you don’t concentrate on cleaning your gutters and drains. You could even end up having a mosquito infestation. To prevent these occurrences by being proactive. Contact a professional plumber and a pest control provider to help you prepare for the season and come to the rescue should these things happen.

Another solution would be to take away the source of the pests. A damaged gutter and a beaten-down drain might be the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes and other insects because of stagnant water. It would be great to keep your drains and gutters checked just so you won’t have problems with pests nesting, as well as with water damage to your property.

Make a Path for Water Away from Your Property

This is another good way to keep water damage from your property. Even if drains and gutters have been repaired and kept clear, there may be other problems with your pipes. They may be draining at the edge of your house instead of into the drain, leaving you with stains and water problems that might manifest during winter.

The water could end up in your basement, and that’s something more difficult to fix. Remedy this by creating trenches around your property that divert the water into pathways that are away from your home. You should also make sure that the landscaping is slanting away from your property.

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Making Sure to Stay Cool

The summer can be wet, but it’ll mostly be sunny. That means that people will have a hard time trying to look for shade and keep cool. One great way to do this is to keep cold snacks in your fridge. Popsicle or frozen juices are good snacks to keep you cool, but you must freeze them for them to work wonders.

You should pay more attention to your refrigerator then. See if there’s anything there that has been frozen for a long time. If you do this, you can keep your fridge in pristine condition. You can also use the extra space you have within your freezer to keep your fridge stocked with more food.

On the Ready for a Party

One thing that people look forward to during the summer is the different parties that are held during this season. During the pandemic, that will be a big problem. One way to achieve this is to create an outdoor barbecue while observing protocols, such as social distancing and other safety measures from the government.

You should make sure that the things you’ll use for the barbecue are in working condition. Make sure the barbecue is clean. Ensure that the blender is also ready for your summer recipes. You should also buy a few accident-proof plates and accessories (melamine is a good material) for your outdoor picnic.

Bring the Summer Indoors

For the pandemic summer, you could instead choose to spend it inside. Make your room summery and have your parties indoors by cleaning your home and keeping your windows clear. You should wash them inside and out. As a special add-on during the pandemic, you could also use disinfectants.

A good way to clean your windows is to use a water-vinegar solution. You’ll need cloth brushes or other material to use on the windows. Make sure to also keep those windows covered with sheer drapes that give you that summer feel.

There are a lot of ways to enjoy summer during the pandemic. All of those involve keeping yourself safe. Don’t go outside, but make sure that you’re up to date with methods to keep enjoying the summer heat safely.

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