Summertime is the season of fun in the sun, but it’s also the season where you don’t want to be caught with a hefty repair crisis on your hands. To help you avoid some common home maintenance faux paus, check out our list of summer to-dos around your house below.
Having an air conditioning unit go out during the dog days of summer is something to sweat, both literally and figuratively. Ensure that your HVAC unit is in top shape before those long midsummer days hit by either hiring a professional inspector or DIY-ing it. A new season is also a great time to change your air filters so the breeze through your house is as clean as possible.
If you live in a warmer climate, having a plan in place for watering your yard and plants is a good thing to think about before those 100-degree temperatures hit. Creating a watering schedule will also help you brace for potentially higher water bills in the summer months.
If you plan on spending more time outdoors as the weather warms up, take some time to inspect your fence and deck for any repairs that may need to be made to rotting wood or worn off wood stain. It’s also a good idea to inspect your sidewalks for cracked and loose cement that could cause injury.
When the summer sunshine abounds outside, it’s only natural to want to bring some of that light inside through open windows and blinds. If you haven’t cracked open the blinds in a while, you may notice a thick layer of dust on them or around your windowsills. Cleaning these up and ensuring both sides of your windows and screens are clear is sure to make that sunshine glisten even more as it floods your home during the summertime.
The last thing you want is for the bright, hot sunshine to quickly wear down your outdoor furniture! Make sure to apply a stain to wood pieces including a sun and water shield to fabric pieces you don’t want to fade.
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