For Father’s Day this year, get your dad something he’ll really appreciate – help him tackle his home improvement to-do list. Here are a few suggestions:
Trim the Yard
Don’t stop at simply mowing the grass and weeding the beds. Try adding some class with edging. Plastic, rubber, and stone edging pieces are easy to install and a simple way to clean up the yard.
Wash the house
Rent a power washer from your local home improvement store and with just a few hours of work, you can return Dad’s home and driveway to its former glory. Be careful around windows, doors, and screens because the high-pressure flow could cause damage Dad won’t be thrilled about.
Service the AC
Take a look at his air conditioning system. You can clean or swap out the filter on your own. Leaving it too long can clog the system and cause the air conditioning to malfunction. Take a look at the pan under the unit. If there’s water in it, there might be a clog in the drain line that you can flush yourself. If the unit needs more help, schedule a pro for regular service and pick up the tab for Dad.
Finish the Deck
Give the man who has it all a nice space to unwind by cleaning, sanding and staining the deck. A good power wash will brighten the wood by blasting off a layer of grunge and a coat of stain will help seal out the elements and keep the wood intact.
Build a Fire Pit
Get creative with gravel, stone, and bricks and don’t forget to buy chocolate, marshmallows and graham crackers for the inaugural s’mores.
Roberta L. Voss, JD, e-Pro, CNE, SFR, CDPE
The Voss Team