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Summer is the ultimate season for tackling home projects and spending time with your family and friends. To keep your home looking its best throughout the summer months, we’ve outlined a few household chores to keep in mind.
Maintaining the units that keep your home running on a daily basis is typically the biggest chore in any season. By taking initiative and completing routine tasks, your home will benefit in the long run and require less upkeep.
Keep your home’s air quality clean by conducting a thorough inspection of your HVAC system. With an annual inspection, you’ll be able to identify any potential problems and schedule repairs. Don’t forget to replace your air filters—most HVAC manufacturers recommend replacing them every three months.
If you’ve noticed any leaky faucets or a reduction in water pressure, consider contacting your plumbing company for an inspection. While plumbing systems tend to require less maintenance than mechanical systems, an inspection every two years can prevent costly repairs for your home.
Safety features can slip your mind since they’re not necessary until you really need them—but that’s what makes them a crucial part of your household. Whether you have some things stored away or need to check that some security features are working, there are plenty of things to inspect throughout your home. Some things to consider include:
Having fun in the sun is easy when you can enjoy your outdoor space. Outdoor chores not only prepare your space for summer weekends but also beautifies its appearance.
Before you break out the lawnmower and other landscaping equipment, make sure to inspect each machine and perform the necessary maintenance. Other outdoor equipment needs can include:
Clear any debris, prune unruly trees and prep your garden beds for the best-looking lawn in the neighborhood! The summer months are the perfect time to cross off any home renovations on your to-do list, like installing a custom entry door or energy-efficient windows.
Constantly exposed to the elements, your home’s siding can get pretty grimy throughout the year. Dedicate a day or two to power-washing the exterior of your home and its features, including the driveway, patio, garage door and deck. Removing buildup also reveals any problem areas that may need repair or a fresh coat of paint.
Protect your home’s foundation by cleaning your roof and gutters at least once a year. Routine maintenance is the best way to prevent damage (and results in less work the next time around). Watch out for rodents and snakes while cleaning the gutters, especially if they haven’t been cleared in over a year.
Haven’t decided on a home renovation project for the summer? Window World of Kansas City boasts a wide selection of home upgrades that can take your home’s value to the next level. Request your free estimate today!