Barbecues, pool parties and lazy afternoons are all common once school lets out and the weather warms up. And whether you’re a dedicated host or lounging at home, preparing with summer maintenance is always a good idea to keep your house at its best. Here are some tips on how to get your home in tip-top shape this summer.
First things first: air conditioning unit tune-up. You know that the AC will most likely be getting a lot of use in the coming months, so preparing now can prevent a big headache later. A tune-up can help maintain proper refrigerant levels, as well as ensures a functioning fan and thoroughly cleaned coils. Also, make sure to replace air filters monthly if using your AC daily; this allows the unit to keep your home nice and cool.
With summer heat comes the pests. Rodents, spiders, bees and wasps, ants, flies and more look to wreak havoc on your home, both inside and out. The best way to defend against them is to protect your home – schedule a pest control maintenance service check today, before the pests become too much to handle.
Next, do a window check to ensure that the hot summer heat stays outside. Sealants should be secure, but if you find any open areas, you should caulk them right away.
A good curbside appeal is always important, and now is a good time to pressure wash the exterior of your home. Pressure washing allows you to remove dirt, stains and mildew – just remember to cover plants, electrical outlets, windows and doors to avoid any mishaps.
One last item you should inspect is your roof, which can help you find small problem areas before they become big messy ones. Depending on what type of roof, you may decide to clean it, as well.
Your home should be a place to rest and relax without any worries, and tackling these items now will ensure it stays that way for the entire summer. W