Summer maintenance for your home

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These are some essential summer tips that go a long way in saving you significant expenses that can come up in the future. These tips will help you catch the wear and tear and problems before they become hazards.

Keeping cool inside

With the summer electricity bills climbing higher, energy efficiency should be one of your top priorities. It would be best if you got your Air condition system checked in the spring as the repairmen are often challenging to get in the busy summer season. You can also try out and get the energy-efficient way of circulating cool air 'ceiling fans' in place dusted and working. 

Check the doors and windows for air leaks and seal them wherever needed; you don't want the cool air you are paying for leaking out.

Home exterior care 

Warm weather provides the right reasons to spend some more time outside your house. Use this season to wash the outside of our windows and clean out the siding. If needed, apply a coat of fresh paint, and repair any damaged aluminum siding or vinyl.

While you're outside inspecting your home, do check for any minor termite damages. They can cause significant damage and can go undetected for a long time. Signs like flaking wood or mud buildup in your home's exterior wood are a sure sign of termite buildup. Take Professional pest control help if you have any suspicions of termite presence.

Trees should be well tended to avoid any damage to your home. Prune the branches and ensure they are at a safe distance from your home to prevent any storm-related damage. Check the trees for signs of decay, such as hollowed or dry limbs, and keep branches clear of your home and power lines. 

If you plan to plant additional trees in your yard, ensure that you consider the mature plant's size and whether or not the roots may damage underground pipes, sidewalks, or driveway.

Garage upkeep

Ensure you keep your garage clean and dispose of any hazardous materials like paint or solvents. Avoid storing heat-sensitive or combustible materials and if you do, check if they are correctly stored. 

You should be extra careful if you have children around. Instruct them not to go into the garage without you. Also, keep any chemicals or fertilizers, or pesticides in a locked cabinet or stored out of a child's reach. 

Driveways and walkways

Inspect the driveways for any cracks or minor damages and fix them as soon as possible; this helps prevent accidental slips and falls. Also, you avoid large bills in repairs in the future. 

So, there you have it – our summer home maintenance tips. The above tips will help you clean up and take care of your home this summer. If you’ve got some time over the summer, tend to your home. Preventive home maintenance can even help you save money on home insurance. Connect with me to know more about it.

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