Summertime Maintenance Tips For Your Home

Summer is arguably one of the best times to entertain guests. The weather is great, you can grill outside, and if you have a pool you can keep cool and enjoy some sunny rays. Having guests over means you want your home to look it’s best. You may have already completed your spring cleaning list, but there are plenty of summer maintenance tips you can follow for your home to improve its overall appearance. Not only that, but consistent maintenance (not just in the summer, but year round) will keep your house in the best shape possible making unnecessary repairs unlikely. So what are these summertime maintenance tips for your home? Keep reading!

Roof Check

You and your home made it through the winter, now it’s time to see if there was any damage! Take advantage of summer days when weather isn’t an issue to check the status of your roof. Look for any shingles in need of repair, or anything loose, rotting, or rusty. Roof repairs should be fixed in the summer with plenty of time to get them done before fall and winter arrive.

Clean Gutters

After a long winter and wet spring, summer is the perfect time to clean out your gutters and drainage. Remove any debris that has accumulated, and remove any blockages. Take some time inspecting your gutters and drain pipes for any bending, dents, or other damaged areas where water could be leaking onto your roof or siding. If they are minor, you can usually make these repairs yourself with a few simple adjustments or new brackets. If you haven’t already, it’s also a good idea to take a look at your yard and the slope for water drainage. If you’ve noticed wet areas in your lawn or puddles, you’ll want to regrade that part of your lawn this summer.

 

Air Conditioning Tune Up

Before summer gets too hot, hopefully you called up a trustworthy HVAC repair expert for an air conditioning tune up. This should be a priority on your summer maintenance list to avoid being stuck without AC on a hot, hot day. A tune up and inspection of refrigerant levels will keep your AC running smoothly all summer long and keep your utility bills in check. As the days heat up you’ll be happy to know that your fan, and all of the coils are cleaned and functioning properly. If you haven’t had your AC tune up yet this summer, call Complete Heating and Air without delay to catch any repairs before they’re necessary. And don’t forget to change your air filter too! This should be done about once a month.

Pressure Wash Exterior

Summer is the perfect time to give your exterior a nice washing. Use a pressure washer to remove any dirt, or stains. If you find mold or mildew, which can quickly be exacerbated by summer heat and humidity, it’s time to removing it with a scrub brush and a diluted bleach solution.  

If you take care of all of these things your house will be in tip-top shape for the upcoming months.