Home Maintenance Tips for Summer
If You Haven’t Already, Do These Home Maintenance Tips for Summer
1. Tune-Up That Air Conditioner
Think of a tune-up for your home’s A/C unit as you would think of a tune-up for your car. Air conditioning units that are neglected can cause costly and uncomfortable HVAC emergencies and always at the worst possible time. An A/C tune-up will inspect refrigerant levels (to keep electric bills low and A/C temperatures running low), ensure your fan is working properly, ensure coils are cleaned thoroughly, and wires are in good working condition (to prevent fire hazards).
2. Check the Roof
Your roof should be inspected annually to ensure that you don’t have any problems. Whether you have just ended your rainy season or are about to begin it, checking your roof regularly will assist in finding a small problem before it becomes a large, leaky one. Contingent on the type of roof, you may also want to clean your roof to avoid any permanent water damage.
3. Clean Gutters
Make sure to clean your gutters regularly to help prevent clogging and unnecessary leaks. It is recommended that gutters are cleaned twice a year: once at late fall/early winter, after all of the leaves have fallen and prior to the first snowfall, and once at late spring/early summer after flowers, seeds and blossoms are done blowing off.
4. Check Those Windows
Ensure that the hot summer heat stays outside by checking and maintaining your home’s windows. One of the key items in window maintenance is routinely checking the sealants. Ensure that both inside and out are secured, and caulk any open areas in between. Also, check weather-stripping for any faults and replace it immediately if there is an issue. Taking care of windows will keep your home looking and feeling good.
5. Pool Maintenance
Depending on where you live, it’s probably been a good six months since your pool has been used for swimming. Get it ready for summer by cleaning it up, leveling the water, ensuring that your pumps are working and balancing your chemicals. Start at least a week prior to swim season to ensure that the water and your new bathing suit are safe from chemical harm.
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