Cape Cod Home Spring Cleaning and Repairs

April 24, 2012, 2:00 am

Taking the time now to make sure your Cape Cod home is in its best condition means a summer season free of worry.

Winter on Cape Cod this year was remarkably mild, which means one thing:  spring came early this year.  And that means that La Mer Concierge is already helping to ready our clients’ homes for the season.   We conduct an assessment of each property, determining what work needs to be done, prioritizing jobs,  obtaining bids and pricing from local contractors and coordinating projects.

Here’s what we’re working on right now, and what you as a Cape Cod homeowner may wish to consider having completed on your own property:


Spring clean up begins outside as the last signs of winter are removed and the lawn and gardens are prepared for warmer weather.   Now is the time to begin a comprehensive lawn fertilization program, replace any struggling perennials and begin planting annual flowers or garden items.  Trees are being pruned and readied for summer growth, and mulch that may have blown away over the winter is replaced and refreshed.  It’s also important to have the irrigation system inspected and any repairs completed as well as cleaning and prepare your pool for summer use.

Exterior Home Repairs

Cape Cod weather can take its toll on the exterior of your home, causing dry rot, peeling paint and wood weathering.  Failing to take care of these problems quickly can lead to more extensive damage and much higher costs in the long run.   We work with the best contractors on Cape Cod to ensure that painting and repairs are completed properly, from basic deck refinishing and sealing to more complex structural repairs.

Spring Cleaning

There’s no better feeling than walking into a freshly cleaned home as you begin your time away from the city.  But more importantly, a clean home also reduces the possibility of damage from pests, molds and dirt build up.  We make sure your Cape Cod home is thoroughly cleaned, from bed linens and appliance interiors to windows.  Furnace, air conditioning and water systems will be checked and batteries changed in any CO2 and smoke monitors.  Now is also a great time to line up cleaning services for the 2012 season.

Taking the time now to make sure your home is in its best condition means a summer season free of worry.   And best of all, choosing La Mer as your property concierge will save you time and give you peace of mind because we work only with experienced, bonded contractors who are the best in their field.    Because if you can’t, we can.

Remember—it’s also the right time to begin making your plans for Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket daytrips, theater events, boat charters, classes and more.  Contact us to learn how we can help with all of your entertainment and travel needs.