While it’s the season to enjoy some time in the sun, the heat of summer can significantly impact your home’s functionality and structure. With the change in temperatures, many also experience wind and rain storms, making it crucial to find ways to protect your home from the outside elements. With more than 44 years of experience in maintaining communities, Associa OnCall has helped thousands of homeowners keep their homes functioning effectively season after season. Read on to learn our 10 quick to-dos to keep your home looking and performing its best this summer.
- SERVICE THE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM.
Those that live in a warmer location, like Arizona or Texas, should perform this home maintenance project in June. Hire a local technician to assess the air conditioning system for peak performance.
- Replace any needed filters.
- Re-charge freon.
- Check for leaks.
- INSPECT YOUR WINDOWS.
Poorly insulated or installed windows can sap energy from your home. Check for any gaps between your windows and their casings and inspect your screens for holes.
- CLEAN OUT THE DRYER VENT.
Lint can accumulate in the dryer vent’s duct, which can make your dryer run slower and use more energy. It can also cause fires. This is a good time to hire a professional to clean out the dryer vent.
- CLEAR THE GUTTERS.
Rain and foliage can weigh down your gutters. Keep them functioning longer by clearing them out. Clean branches and leaves from the gutters, and check for hanging, detached, and broken parts.
- INSPECT THE SOFFITS.
Look for damage to the soffits, including water stains and detached parts, and repair. Call a contractor to ensure it’s completed correctly.
- CHECK THE CONDITION OF YOUR ROOF.
It’s easy to lose sight of the condition of your roof. Call on a certified roofer to complete an inspection of your roof, and patch up any roof damage, if possible.
- CHECK YOUR DRIVEWAY AND FENCE.
Assess for minor damage and repair. Also check for cracked or faded paint and touch up with paint or stain, as necessary.
- CLEAN THE POOL.
Keep your pool area safe. Check for surface and deck improvements. Confirm drain covers and other anti-entrapment systems are functioning properly.
- TEST YOUR SPRINKLER SYSTEM.
Make sure the timer is set for the morning or early evening. Check for underwater water links, broken sprinkler heads, and fix or replace. Call a professional to address underground water leaks.
- REFRESH YOUR LANDSCAPING.
The right landscaping can save you money on energy costs. Trim trees and bushes, discard branches, and add colorful plants and flowers.
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