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7 Summer Home Maintenance Tips and Tricks

With each new season comes a new set of chores to keep your home in tip-top shape. The harsh winter months tend to keep us inside, often neglecting our home maintenance duties. Now with the warmer weather and summer upon us, there is no better time to tackle home maintenance tasks. Click To Tweet

Summer Home Maintenance

Once the weather turns warm, we all know the obvious housework that needs to be done. Cleaning up the yard and decluttering closets are high on the list, but the summertime is also the ideal time to go through and check up on some less common issues that can arise with owning a home. Here are seven things to check this summer to make sure your home is looking and running it’s best:

1) Inspect Your Air Conditioner

Make sure to get your air conditioner ready for its busiest time of the year. Replace and clean air conditioning filters, as well as the air conditioning fan, too. It is also a good idea to have your unit inspected and serviced once a year, according to Angie’s List. Regularly serviced air conditioners have much lower incidences of breaking down–saving you time and money–keeping you cool all summer long.

2) Wash Those Windows

Summer is a super time to wash your windows–inside and out! With the sun shining, you can easily see and remove all the grime that has built up all winter. Simply fill a bucket with some soapy water and scrub to get them squeaky clean and shining. If you have screens on your windows, remove the screens and clean those with soapy water, as well.  

3) Roof Check

We encounter lots of storms in the fall and winter months, which might have left your roof with wear and tear. Make sure to do a roof check for loose shingles or any other damage. Be careful when using a ladder or getting on the roof. An annual inspection should be done to ensure you don’t have any problems like leaks, water or hail damage.

4) Clean Your Gutters

Cleaning your gutters is necessary at preventing clogs and leaks. It is recommended that you clean out your gutters twice a year to keep them clear and moving. The best times to clean your gutters is early winter, after all the leaves have fallen, and early summer; after all the flowers, pollen and blossoms are finished blooming.

5) Pressure Wash

For a simple way to get your whole home looking clean and bright is to pressure wash! You can pressure wash your exterior walls, driveway, patio, and walkways. Pressure washing removes dirt, stains, and mildew and keeps your house looking fresh. Prior to washing, make sure to cover any electrical outlets to prevent injury or electrocution.

6) Garage Door Inspection

Summer is also a perfect time to check up on your garage door. Check for damaged panels, cable issues or broken garage door springs. Change out the batteries in your garage door opener. It is highly recommended you contact a reputable garage door repair service company for garage door repairs and installations.

7) Check Your Detectors

According to Consumer Reports, smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector batteries need to be changed out twice a year. The beginning of summer and then again in early winter are perfect times to change the batteries and test your detectors to  make sure they continue working properly.

Summer Maintenance Tips

Your home is your investment and by making sure you follow these tips for summer maintenance,  you can keep your home looking terrific all year long!

To learn more about how to maintain your home this summer, Contact Us.