Summer is just around the corner, and that means family BBQ’s, backyard get-togethers and, of course, a new list of home maintenance tasks to prepare your home for the warmer months ahead. Now’s the perfect time to get your home and yard in order, so you’ll be able to enjoy time outdoors with family and friends and not doing home maintenance chores. Here is our list of 10 tasks to complete this month!
1. Boost curb appeal
Summer is a wonderful time to make upgrades to your home’s exterior, and even small changes — like putting up bold house numbers or a shiny new mailbox — can make a big impact.
2. Check outdoor lighting
Make sure all outdoor lights are in working order, including porch lights, landscape lighting, and motion-sensing security lights. Replace bulbs or schedule repairs as needed.
3. Get ready for grilling season
Giving your grill a deep cleaning before the start of the season will help it work more efficiently and prevent flare-ups. Click here to get tips on how to do that
4. Keep cooling systems running smoothly
Take the time before hot weather sets in to dust ceiling fans, install window air-conditioning units and schedule maintenance for a whole-house cooling system.
5. Clean gutters and downspouts
If you did not get your gutters cleaned in spring, be sure to get this essential task checked off your list as soon as possible. Leaf- and debris-clogged gutters can lead to leaks and siding damage with summer storms.
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6. Clean windows inside and out
Keep that summer sunshine streaming in by giving windows a quick rinse with glass cleaner or a vinegar solution, then squeegee them dry or wipe with a clean microfiber cloth.
7. Check attic insulation levels
During the summer months, attic insulation works to reduce the transfer of heat from the roof into the attic spaces and down into the home itself. Make sure you have adequate levels to keep cooling costs low.
8. Schedule a roof inspection
Summer storms can be hard on your roof. Schedule a yearly inspection now to spot areas where leaks could form.
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9. Protect your home against unwanted guests
Yes, unfortunately sometimes critters decide that your house is the place to be. From snakes to squirrels, take steps to close off your home to non-pet animals.
10. Trim bushes and plants
Pay special attention to the area around the AC unit and those close to your home’s roof.
Worried that you won’t have time to complete everything before summer arrives? We are here to help! Contact us today and learn more about how we can keep your home’s exterior ready for any season. Don’t forget to follow us on Facebook for more tips and information on taking care of your home.