Summer Outdoor Clean-Up Tips

Warmer weather brings yard work and backyard bar-b-ques, yard sales and pool parties, not to mention relaxing evenings around the fire pit. In your haste to head indoors after a fun-filled day, you may be tempted to leave a few things behind, figuring you’ll put them away tomorrow. Yet doing so can prove to be a big mistake.  

So, to ensure a happy, secure spring and summer, never leave these items laying around in your yard.

Bicycles and Scooters

It is estimated that over 1.5 million bicycles are stolen each year. But even if your bike or scooter is left out of sight, an unexpected overnight shower can make it susceptible to rust and damage.

Summer Outdoor Clean-Up Tips

Toys and Games

Toys and games left out can get moldy, bug-filled, or simply damaged by the elements – not to mention becoming a trip-and-fall hazard. Make sure your kids’ toys are brought in every night or are stored in a shed or garage.


Don’t give racoons, bears, and other unwanted critters a reason or place to hang out. Clean up trash and food waste and be sure that your trash receptacles have tight-closing lids.


Music and lights can add a festive mood to any gathering, but unless they’re specifically meant for outdoor use, bring such items in each night. Exposure to the elements can harm their circuitry.

Yard Tools and Appliances

Hedge trimmers, garden hoses, weed whackers, lawn mowers and even your trusty trowel all need to be cleaned and stored after a day of working on your lawn or garden to prevent damage (and theft).

Fertilizers and Chemicals

Weed killer, fertilizer, house paint, mulch, and more should all be stored securely in a dry, elevated place away from children and pets.


Sunscreen can deteriorate when left in the sun for too long, making it less effective over time.

Now that your yard is clean and obstacle free, it’s time to settle down indoors for a cool summer’s sleep. But what if it isn’t cool? That’s when it’s time to contact Air Professionals to clean and inspect your system to ensure it’s working properly and, if not, to recommend any necessary repair work. Contact us today to help keep your system in top working order.

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