Summer Home Maintenance Checklist
Keeping your home in good health is a task that should be consistent all year long. The odd thing about home maintenance is it tends to change with the seasons. Different climates bring about different needs and problems to address. When it comes to the summer season, this is no different! In order to prevent costly water and fire damage to your home this summer, there are a few things you should do throughout the season. We show you how to keep your home healthy this summer below!
Check Windows and Doors
Spring is most known for being the season of rainy weather, but the summer months have the potential to bring about something far worse – hurricanes and tropical storms! You need to make sure that your windows and doors are ready to withstand these conditions. Before summer officially begins, take some time to check your windows, screens, and doors. Ensure that they close properly and that there aren’t any cracks within the seals. If you neglect this, you could be letting in water damage!
Replace Filters and Clean Grills
When did you last check your furnace, AC unit, and grills? The first two things on this list require air filters to work properly. If these aren’t changed regularly, dust and other debris build up inside of them. If you let too much build up, it could lead to the appliance failing – and, in worse cases, fire damage resulting from said failures! Replacing your filters and cleaning your outdoor grills regularly are the safest ways to ensure this problem doesn’t occur.
Clean Your Gutters
The spring months brought about a lot of rain, but there’s another nuisance that it brought with it as well. Random debris like leaves, branches, and dirt has the potential to clog your home’s gutter system, compromising its integrity and allowing water to pool on your roof. With a lot more inclement weather on the way during the summer, you don’t want to leave this to chance! Take some time to clean your gutters at multiple points during the season. If you don’t want to do the maintenance work, gutter guards are a helpful way around it.
Water & Fire Damage Restoration with Soil-Away
Sometimes, water and fire-related disasters are inevitable. You may feel like all hope is lost when these damages occur – but Soil-Away is here to tell you that it isn’t! We specialize in water damage and fire damage remediation, restoring your space to its exact condition before any damages occur. If you have any water or fire damage-related issues in your home, contact us today to make them disappear!