Summers are made for backyards. Whether you’re grilling out there every weekend or hosting the neighborhood kids during the week you want to make sure your yard is safe and ready for fun. A little proactive effort will go a long way towards accomplishing that goal. Here’s what you need to do the get your backyard ready for summer:
Clean the Grill
Before you get serious about barbecue, you want to make sure your grill is ready for the challenge. The best time to actually clean the great on the grill is when it is heated. That’s why a good scrubbing with a wire brush right after you cook helps keep the crust away. However, before you turn the heat on you may want to remove the grill to get it all the grease and grime that has built up on the bottom of the grill. That could impede your flame. You can use the same kind of oven cleaner that you would use in the kitchen to remove that grime.
Check the Patio Deck
This past winter might have taken its toll on your patio deck. It’s a good idea to make a thorough inspection not only of the surface but also underneath. Pay special attention to where the deck is attached to the home to make sure those joints are still sturdy. Also, check the railings and any corners for softwood. If it’s been a few years since your deck has been waterproof, then you might want to put on the ceiling before the summer begins.
Inspect the Playground Areas
There could be several designated kid friendly zones in your backyard that would need to be inspected before school lets out. Start with the swing set. Is this still sturdy? Are there any exposed bolts or screws that might cause harm?
Next check out the backyard trampoline. The springs should not be rusty and the mat should not be frayed. Just consider all the pressure that goes on that trampoline with one session of bouncing. If any one of those playground areas are faulty, then you might be better off removing those items. This is a task that is easily accomplished with help from junk King Worcester. The two-man team assigned to your task will have no problem dismantling a trampoline or swing set. They will also be able to load up any other unwanted items from your yard like a broken lawnmower or some left over auto parts.
The best times to have in your backyard this summer are safe times.