Get Your Home Summer Ready and Enjoy Your Summer More
Summer is the most enjoyable time of the year for many people. Family get-togethers, outdoor adventures, BBQ, baseball, and trips to the beach easily explain the anticipation of the beautiful warm days of summer. But, before any of the fun begins, it is important to get your home summer ready.
The heat is overbearing at times and certainly takes its toll on us physically and mentally, but it can also do a number on the various components of your home. Rather than waste time sitting at home with the repairman, get your home summer ready with the four maintenance tips below.
1. Get an A/C Tuneup
A professional air conditioning tuneup performed at the beginning of the season ensures that the unit is ready to provide cool comfort throughout the summer, without costly repairs over the course of the season. Costs of a tuneup vary, but it’s worth the expense to get your home summer ready and increase the life expectancy of your unit.
Professionals inspect the HVAC unit during the tune-up service, checking refrigerant levels, wires, and other components to make sure nothing is damaged or worn out. If repairs are needed, you can choose to have them repaired at this time to minimize future discomfort.
2. Clean the Gutters
Gutters are made to redirect rainwater from the foundation and siding of the home where it can cause significant damage. When the gutters are clogged with leaves, dirt, and other debris, rainwater is not diverted properly and can cause damage to the structure of your home.
Cleaning the gutters twice per year is an easy solution that prevents leaks and other hazards from taking place. DIY gutter cleaning is fairly easy for most homeowners if the right tools (including a ladder) are accessible. Otherwise, professional gutter cleaners provide the service at a reasonable cost.
3. Get the Swimming Pool Ready
Nothing signals the start of summer better than a dip in the swimming pool. Most everyone enjoys a refreshing swim on a sweltering hot day. Getting the pool ready for the summer fun isn’t a task we look forward to, but it’s one of great importance if you plan to use the pool to your fullest advantage.
Begin preparing the pool at least one week before you plan on swimming in it for the first time. The swimming pool should be thoroughly cleaned since it’s likely been several months since anyone has used it. Once it is clean, the pool must then be refilled with water and treated with chemicals.
4. Wash the Exterior
Pressure washing the exterior of the home is a simple way to improve the overall look and appearance of your home. Almost instantly you’ll improve your curb appeal and add value to the neighborhood. Pressure washing cleans the home’s exterior by removing dirt, leaves, bugs, stains, and other grime that cause the home to look old and unkempt. This is a great way to get your home summer ready if you feel comfortable using a pressure washer, but experts are also available to handle the work if you prefer.