summer home maintenance tips

Summertime Home Maintenance Tips

It’s June and it’s heating up! Eagle Inspections has created your very own summertime home maintenance checklist to help you keep your home in top shape during the hot months. This comprehensive guide includes tips on maintaining your air conditioning system, checking for leaks, ensuring proper insulation, and more, so you can enjoy a comfortable and worry-free summer.

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Here are a few ideas of areas to work on with the arrival of the upcoming summer months.

Remember to clear out the gutters.

First, let’s start from the rooftop! Clean those gutters! Start by removing debris and facing rain spouts downwards. This is important for several reasons. Stains and bacteria not only deteriorate curb appeal but can also cause other issues to your home. Summer storms are common, and the high winds can wreak havoc. Clogged gutters can lead to water damage, affecting your roof, walls, and even your foundation.

It’s important to note that stagnant water in gutters can serve as a breeding site for mosquitoes and other pests. Regular maintenance and ensuring adequate drainage can help avoid these issues and safeguard your home from potential harm, ultimately saving you both time and money. Make gutter cleaning a priority this summer to maintain your home’s integrity and keep it looking its best.

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Let’s now inspect the exterior of your home.

Next, clean up that exterior. Due to the strong power of the machine, a garden hose is a better choice than a pressure washer. You don’t want to damage your siding! If needed, freshen up the outside with a new coat of paint and repair any damage within the siding. If you have access to a pressure washer and are itching to use it, use it to wash down the sidewalks, porches, decks, and driveways!

By cleaning your home’s exterior, you’re not just enhancing its appearance. You’re also eliminating potential hazards. Grime, mold, and mildew can make surfaces slippery and unsafe. So, by removing them, you’re making your home a safer place. Remember, a clean exterior not only boosts curb appeal but also extends the lifespan and value of your home. Don’t forget to check and clean outdoor light fixtures and consider updating your landscaping to give your home a fresh, welcoming look for the summer.

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Windows, Windows, Windows.

This may seem simple but remember to wash your windows. After the cooler months, the insides of windows can get pretty dirty with dust and grime, so it’s a good idea to give them a good wash. Don’t forget about the outside and the window screens, too. If the screens are too difficult to clean, it might be time to replace them.

Imagine the difference clean windows can make in your home. They can brighten up your space, allowing more natural light to filter in and significantly enhance the ambiance. Not only that, but it’s also a great opportunity to spot any cracks or gaps in the window seals that could be causing air leaks and driving up your energy bills. So, let’s get those windows sparkling and start reaping the benefits!

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Is your A/C chilling or taking a vacation?

With the temperatures rising, you will need to cool down! Make sure to get your AC serviced. Ensuring the air conditioner is working properly can increase efficiency, reduce costly repairs, extend the system’s life, and, most importantly – keep you cool!

Start by changing the air filters and cleaning the vents to ensure optimal airflow. Having a professional check the system for any possible issues, such as refrigerant leaks or worn-out components, is a good idea. Regular maintenance can prevent unexpected breakdowns during the hottest days of summer.

Additionally, consider installing a programmable thermostat to manage your cooling more effectively and save on energy costs. By taking these steps, you’ll ensure your home remains a comfortable haven from the summer heat. Remember, a well-maintained AC unit not only enhances comfort but also improves indoor air quality, contributing to a healthier living environment.

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Don’t Overlook the Ceiling Fans

Lastly, let’s move inside. Don’t forget about your ceiling fans! First, giving them a good wipe-down will keep dust from circulating your living spaces when you use them more. Next, switch the blades to a counterclockwise direction. When the weather’s hot, and you want to cool down, this will provide a downward draft. Once complete, enjoy the breeze!

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Summer vibes are here, let’s have a blast!

Keep these tips in mind for a wonderful summer at home! And if you’re planning any home improvements or buying a new property, don’t forget to consult with professional home inspectors in Philadelphia for thorough home inspections. Make sure to follow us on social media for even more home tips and tricks as the weather warms up!


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