After the summer season and before the winter season, your house needs to be maintained. This is because the blazing sun and outdoor elements might have taken a serious toll at your house, so things need to be fixed before the arrival of the colder season.
Here are six home maintenance tips for the mid-summers. Read on to learn more!
Wash the Exterior of Your House
Summer is often accompanied by dust, mildew, and other elements that can settle on the exterior walls of your house, including the roof. That said, to protect your house from mildew damage, we recommend giving your house a power wash. It is recommended to use a mildew remover with the power wash while cleaning the siding of your house.
After bidding farewell to the hot blazing, you might want to check the exterior and interior of the windows and doors and inspect them for potential cracks and crevices. Don’t forget to check the attic windows as well. Replace any damaged screens, and in the case of cracks, you can use caulk to seal the indoor and outdoor windows and doors. Caulking and sealing potential cracks are cheaper than having the doors and windows replaced.
Check the HVAC System
Even before turning off the air cooling system of your house, it is recommended to have it cleaned. You might want to call the plumber and ask them to assess pipes as well. While cleaning the HVAC system, you will improve the air quality inside your house and ensure the good health of your family and pets.
Call the Plumber
In case of undetected water leaks, the leaking water can damage the foundation of your house. Besides, the leaking water will only add to the utility bills that you will have to pay eventually. By calling a plumber and asking him to check all water pipes, you will be doing yourself a great favor to ensure that your house is ready for the colder season.
Check the Roof
You must check the roof to see whether anything needs fixing or replacement. For instance, you might want to check the roof for missing tiles or cracked tiles. Depending on the roof type, you might need to have shingles replaced. If you have never inspected the roof of your house before, we recommend benefitting from a professional roof repair service and asking them to inspect your roof. If you want, you can also have a drone fly over the house and assess the roof from the safety of your house.
Adjust Your Garden
Besides the interior and exterior of your house, your garden or backyard needs some maintenance as well. For instance, you might want to drain the pool and cover it. You can also mow the lawn and get rid of weeds and shrubs that could house rats, rodents, and snakes. You might also want to mulch your lawn and garden beds to exude a net garden appearance.