Summer…the time for vacations and longer days. For homeowners, the work never seems to end. For smart homeowners, the right maintenance prevents a larger repair down the road.
Here are some tips to keep your home in tip-top shape this season.
Help your gutters do their job. Remove any winter debris by giving the gutters a quick purge with your leaf blower or garden hose extension. Check for loose or disconnected elbows and tighten when needed.
Service your A/C. Most homeowners can change air filters and vacuum out floor registers. Call your contractor if you need additional service.
How’s your siding? Warm and sunny days give an excuse for playing with the hose. Give your siding the once over with soap and water, a brush & the garden hose.
Check the Play and Sitting Areas of your home. Children will be planning to enjoy the outdoors…so be sure to give your swing sets and lawn furniture the once over with some bleach and soapy water. Always test an area first. Also, tighten any loose connections.
Window of Opportunity. GET A SQUEEGEE! No one likes this job, but, a squeegee makes it a little easier.
Do a walk-thru and make a list of items that need repair or service. This way, you can work to get a contractor to price a full day of work at a value rate rather than several short trips that will typically cost more.
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