Summer is officially here! When it comes to home restoration and damage prevention concerns, summertime doesn’t seem to have many suggestions beyond fire safety. But summer is actually a great time to work on preventative home projects. Look in and around your home this summer to see what needs your space might have.
Check Filters, Vents, and Fans
Replace your air filters and clean your vents and fans in order to prevent fires, as well as to increase the efficiency of your air conditioning. Don’t forget to check your dryer vent, to tighten ceiling fans, clean bathroom vents, and replace your air conditioning filter.
Wash Your Home’s Exterior
Rent a pressure washer or use a garden hose to clean off the outside of your house. This helps protect paint and prevent problems in the future.
Prune Trees and Shrubs
Prune trees that are overhanging where they shouldn’t be and trim any shrubs or plants that are near your air conditioning unit. Your air conditioner will work much more effectively if the space around the unit is clear!
Check Your Roof
Summer is a great time to inspect your roof. Look for loose or missing shingles and clean out your gutters. This will ensure your roof is winter-ready in just a few short months!
Inspect Your Driveway and Sidewalks
Temperature changes can lead to cracked driveways and sidewalks. Repair any cracks if you can, and then use weed killer (or boiling water works too!) to kill any plants that are growing in sidewalk cracks. Getting rid of these will prevent the crack from growing even bigger.
Summertime heat and humidity can create a breeding ground mold and mildew. Have your home inspected and have any mold or mildew removed to keep your family healthy and your home in good shape.
While many of these things can be taken care of on your own, always feel free to contact a professional to help with any projects you may not be comfortable doing on your own, whether it’s to eliminate mold, repair flood damage, recover from a fire, or fix your home after a storm…and have a happy summer!