10 Chores to get the cottage in shape this May Long Weekend how to get rid of mild acne scars Cottage Life

The may long weekend has long been the unofficial start how to get rid of mild acne scars to cottage season in ontario. It’s the time of year many people are opening up how to get rid of mild acne scars their cottages for the first time after a winter hibernating how to get rid of mild acne scars in the city. While everyone wants to head up, relax and enjoy the long weekend, there may be some housework and light chores that need how to get rid of mild acne scars to get done in order to get the cottage back how to get rid of mild acne scars in shape for the season, and to maximize summer enjoyment of the property.

A heavy volume of spring runoff can actually change the how to get rid of mild acne scars way water drains on a property. It’s important to check to ensure water is draining in how to get rid of mild acne scars the right direction, through the right channels and not backflowing into the cottage. Check culverts, as they can clog up and cause some serious damage. “many people don’t realize how much damage water can do”, matt says, “it’s really important to make sure culverts and any underground how to get rid of mild acne scars drainage did not get blocked with debris during the winter. Look out for eroding driveways, patios, pathways and shorelines”.

There is nothing more synonymous with time at the cottage how to get rid of mild acne scars than enjoying a barbecue. While many people protect their grills with a cover during how to get rid of mild acne scars the winter, few bring their grill indoors to really protect it from how to get rid of mild acne scars the elements. “I see a lot of corrosion and moisture buildup in how to get rid of mild acne scars barbecues that are left out in the winter, especially built-in grills that are part or a deck or patio how to get rid of mild acne scars that cannot be stored indoors” says matt. Remove the grill from the barbecue and inspect all the how to get rid of mild acne scars lines to make sure gas is able to flow properly how to get rid of mild acne scars throughout the grill. Spend some time to clean the gas lines and brush how to get rid of mild acne scars away any debris that may block the gas from coming how to get rid of mild acne scars out of the perforations under the grill. A little bit of effort at the start of the how to get rid of mild acne scars season will allow the grill to be enjoyed all summer how to get rid of mild acne scars long.

Nothing puts the breaks on a vacation at the cottage how to get rid of mild acne scars quicker than a septic tank issue. Always check the septic system to make sure it has how to get rid of mild acne scars not been damaged over the winter. “if you don’t know how to check your septic system, it’s best to hire a professional,” matt says, “they will be able to inspect your tank, the leeching bed, as well as any other parts of the system that how to get rid of mild acne scars may require servicing”. A certified contractor with experience in septic systems is recommended.

Winter is cold and wildlife may seek refuge from the how to get rid of mild acne scars weather in the cottage. “chimneys and light fixtures are a favourite spot for nesting how to get rid of mild acne scars animals to hunker down for the winter,” says matt. It would be awful if, trying to enjoy a fire over the weekend, the cottage gets filled with smoke because the chimney is how to get rid of mild acne scars obstructed. Open the flue and shine a flashlight up the chimney. If any obstructions are observed, do not make a fire. Clean out the obstruction, if it can be done safely, or hire a chimney sweep to fix the problem. It is also a good idea to have chimney’s swept once every year or two, especially if it is a well-used fireplace.

Winter weather can cause a lot of damage to trees how to get rid of mild acne scars and shrubs around the property. It is important to remove any debris, downed branches and trees in danger of falling onto driveways, docks, power lines and even the cottage. Most of the cleanup can be done with a hand how to get rid of mild acne scars saw, some work gloves and a little elbow grease, but it is important to be very careful around power how to get rid of mild acne scars lines. They should be inspected for dangerous, leaning trees and branches close to the lines. It is important for everyone’s safety to disconnect the power before getting anywhere near how to get rid of mild acne scars the lines. “most people don’t know this,” says matt, “but hydro one will actually grant most rural properties a how to get rid of mild acne scars free disconnect/reconnect each year for just such an occasion.” so, it is best to be proactive, call ahead of the cleanup day, and ensure that a disconnect will occur before any cleanup how to get rid of mild acne scars starts. “hire a professional to remove any dangerous trees, especially those around power lines”.

“this seems like a no brainer,” says matt, “but so many people just assume that the smoke detector how to get rid of mild acne scars is working until the replace battery warning is heard.” this is simply not the case. A smoke detector may run out of battery in the how to get rid of mild acne scars middle of the winter and, by the time the cottage is reopened in the spring, the “low battery” warning has long faded. Check to make sure that smoke and carbon monoxide detectors how to get rid of mild acne scars all have new batteries in the m and that they how to get rid of mild acne scars are functioning properly. Carbon monoxide detectors have expiry dates on them, so make sure they are all up to date.

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