Home Maintenance Tips for Summer


Before you get all hyped up about the summer and prepare your backyard and the swimming pool for the nice summer time spent outdoors, let us ask you one important question: have you prepared your house for the summer season?

Your house needs to be maintained throughout the year, in all seasons, including the summer. Besides ensuring that no summer pest finds its way to your house, you will also need to have your HVAC system checked – you might need air conditioning repair

Here is what you need to do to get your home ready for the summer season:

Get Your Home Power Washed

Loads of things were happening during the winter – your house has been in hibernating mode like the rest of the world, which is why it is high time to give it a good wash. Before you do so, we recommend assessing the exterior and interior of your house for any gaps, cracks, and crevices that could serve as the gateway for summer pests to enter your house.

Don’t forget to check the roof – you might need roofing repair in case the harsh winter blew off some tiles or in the case of cracked and split roofing tiles. By power washing your house, you will be getting off all that winter salt that is maybe on your house.

You will be washing all sides of your house to remove any mildew that you might be having as things build up during the winter season. A power wash of your house is super important before you can welcome the summer.

Get Your Windows Done

This summer home maintenance tip is directly linked with the first step of power washing your house. You might want to pay special attention to the inside and outside the windows. And while you are at it, don’t forget to inspect your windows for any cracks and crevices that could serve as the potential gateway for summer pests – trust you want tiny creatures off your property.

The cleaning and prepping of windows are mandatory for summer home maintenance. If needed, caulk the windows. You might also consider opting for window treatments, such as installing blinds to keep the damaging UV sun rays out of the room.

Check Your HVAC System

Before the summer kicks in, you will have to ensure that your central air system and HVAC system are running well. This one is super important, especially if you want to keep your interior cool all summer. You might want to call in the services of an HVAC company and ask them to come to your home and check your filters; and, if required, also change your filters.

Hiring a Home inspection North York Company will be the most helpful and beneficial for you. They are very professional and experts of this. They will provide you complete report about each any every issue you have in your home.

Clean Your Gutters

Depending on which region you live in, you might expect monsoon, part of the hot seasons. Even if you are not expecting heavy rainfall, it is still a good idea to have your gutters cleaned and remove leaves and dead branches from the gutter. The gutters near trees have leaves in them, and you will have to get them cleaned out for proper home maintenance.

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About the Author: Peter Beaumont

Peter Beaumont is a senior reporter on Daily Mid Time Global Development desk. He has reported extensively from conflict zones including Africa, the Balkans and the Middle East and is the author of The Secret Life of War: Journeys Through Modern Conflict. Email: peter@dailymidtime.com