Summer Home Maintenance List

Summer is approaching fast, but before you go on that well-deserved vacation, take advantage of the warm weather and tackle a few home maintenance tasks. These are sure to improve the quality of your home, inside and out! Below is a list of projects that are perfect for this time of year. Once you have completed your home maintenance to-do list, you can sit back, indulge, and enjoy a stress-free summer!

Exterior Paint: Inspect all areas for peeling or cracked paint. Touch-ups on the exterior of your house will give a boost to your home’s appearance. If you do not remember the color of your home, you can ask a paint professional to help you find the perfect match.

Siding: Checking on the condition of the siding of your home is an important task. Siding in good condition can help your home’s waterproofing capability as well as improving your home’s appearance. If any part is ruined, it may be best to call a professional to fix any damages present.

Windows: A simple bucket of soapy water and a sponge or squeegee will normally deliver the best results. If you really want your windows to appear squeaky clean, it is best to wash or replace the window screens as well.

Ceiling Fans: It is a good idea to clean your ceiling fan blades, as well as reversing your ceiling fans so that they will rotate counter-clockwise. This motion pushes cool air down, which creates a wind chill effect on your skin. In the long run, this could save a significant amount of money in air conditioning costs.

HVAC Unit: It is always smart to inspect and clean your air conditioning unit for summer. On the inside of your home be sure to clean the air conditioner filter/fan of any dust or dirt. If necessary, replacing these items may be the best option. Feel free to inspect the unit outside of your home, however, it is best to hire a professional to complete the task. This will ensure proper and efficient functioning.

Outdoor Cleaning: It is important to inspect and clean your decks, patios, walkways, and driveways. A deep clean is easiest to achieve with a pressure washer. If desired, re-finish, patch, and/or seal those areas to maintain your home’s curb appeal.

Lawn Irrigation System: Check irrigation lines and nozzles for clogs and leaks. Call a professional if the irrigation system needs fixed or replaced. Also, make sure that your lawn is evenly covered by adjusting the sprinkler heads as needed.

Insects: There are many ways to prevent insects from invading your home. For example, inspect your roof, attic, and garage for any damage and/or clutter. If possible, repair any damages and organize the clutter in those areas. Also, eliminating the amount of wood exposed is a good idea. This will minimize the chance of insects entering your home.

Fencing: Treating any chipped paint, weathering, and deterioration can help prolong the fence life. Depending on your desires, additional work may need to be done like staining and/or sanding. It is also important to take note of any holes or broken parts of the fence. These should be repaired to ensure proper safety.

 

If the interior or exterior of your home needs any remodeling or repairing, we would be happy to help. For any information and/or a free consultation give us a call at
316-680-7514.

 

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