Posted on May 21, 2013

Get Your Waterfront Ready for Summer

Get Your Waterfront Ready For Summer

Written by ShoreMaster Marketing

Memorial Day is this coming weekend and it brings with it the unofficial start to Summer – yes, even though we here in Minnesota still ice on most lakes just 3 weeks ago – which means you’ll hopefully be heading to the lake.

We’ve put together a quick checklist to help make sure that your home, cabin and shore are ready for the season so that you can spend your time enjoying some fun on the water.

  • Check your air conditioner and service as needed – you don’t want to find out it isn’t working on that first hot Summer day.
  • Inspect, sweep and power wash your deck or porch. Touch up stains and paints as needed.
  • Prep your lawn. You may need to give the yard a good mowing already and you’ll want to make sure to rake up any leftover leaves and debris so that the lush green grass can thrive.
  • Clean the grill, fill the propane tanks and stock up on charcoal – you’ll want to make sure you have everything ready for the first nightly barbeque.
  • Test all smoke and carbon monoxide detectors – these should be tested every 6 months. If you don’t have detectors and/or fire extinguishers be sure to get some.
  • Look over screens on windows and doors. Repair holes or replace as needed to keep the bugs out.
  • Service your boat and PWC – check and fill fluid levels, inspect the hull, test electronics, give it a thorough cleaning, and test the engine before taking any equipment out onto the water.
  • Install docks and lifts. Be sure to follow all manufacturers’ guidelines and to use teamwork to make sure installations are done safely and accurately.
  • Clean up your waterfront. Get out the rake and clean up any debris around your shore.
  • Make sure you stock the cupboards with snack, hamburgers, chips, hot dogs, buns, and all the Summer goodies.


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