Most people associate summer with thoughts of beach parties, vacations, and sunny relaxation. But if you’re a homeowner, it’s important to keep up on your summer responsibilities to your home as well. Doing your due diligence to take care of your home in the summer can help you avoid a whole lot of potential trouble down the road. So, scroll down and keep reading to find out about three common summer maintenance mistakes you should avoid this season!
Landscaping requires attention to detail; unfortunately, those details don’t pay attention to themselves. Poor landscaping can negatively affect your home value, so it’s a good idea to keep up with your landscaping throughout the summer. Weeds in particular are a widespread problem that can crop up in any landscape. Weeds are spread by wind, water, animals, people, and machines.
Fortunately, many weeds are preventable. There are a few things you should do to prevent weeds from popping up in your yard. In addition to using weed killer, you can deprive weeds of water by placing drip or soaker hoses beneath the mulch of plants you want to grow. Using mulch is also a great way to keep your soil cool and moist, as well as deprive harmful weeds of light.
Neglecting Your Roof
Neglecting your roof can be dangerous for your family, as well as damage your home significantly. If you notice damaged, loose, torn, or warped shingles after a heavy summer storm, make sure to repair them as soon as possible. If left unfixed, these damaged shingles can cause roof leaks and water damage.
In addition to taking care of your roof, make sure to clean out your gutters and keep them free from debris. This can also help prevent moisture damage throughout your home. If you need help with the maintenance of your roof and gutters, it’s better to call a professional rather than risk your safety by climbing up on the roof and trying to do a job you don’t know how to do.
Forgetting About Your HVAC Filter
Your air conditioner is likely to be at full capacity during the hot summer months. In order to keep your air conditioner running smoothly, make sure to check your HVAC filter regularly, even as often as once every month. Consult your manual if you are unsure of whether to reuse or replace your filter. Taking good care of your HVAC filter will also help you save money by keeping your utilities low.
Don’t forget to take care of your landscaping, roof, and HVAC filter this summer. Putting in a little extra effort now can save you a lot of time, money, energy, and hassle later!
After you do things to maintain your home we can inspect it so you can be confident that it’s in the best shape. Contact us to schedule an appointment!