Home maintenance is critical to making your property look in top shape. Summer is the perfect time to focus on those outdoor maintenance projects that take a backseat in the cold. Here are a few tasks to look into as we head in to August.
Conduct your own yearly home inspection.
Since the weather is nice in the summer, it is the perfect time to do a thorough walkthrough of your house, indoors and outdoors. Check in on your safety devices (smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, etc.) and be sure they are working properly. Examine your appliances to ensure all are working to their full potential. Do an exterior walk to look for hazards such as loose railings, roof issues, or tree dangers. Use this time to spot potential issues before they surprise you!
Power washing is a quick way to spruce up the exterior of your home. Wash away grime that has built up over the winter and spring. Look out for exposed wood and protect these areas with a fresh coat of paint. Check the gutters and downspouts for leaves, branches and other debris. Give them a clean so they are ready to drain freely during the next summer storm.
Keep your outdoor living space fresh. Summer landscaping is just as valuable as the spring garden care. There are many plants that enjoy these hot months, so look into adding a dash of colors with summer loving perennials. Keep up on the mowing and weeding so you don’t get surprised by sudden explosions of growth.
Keeping up with these seasonal tasks can help you protect your home investment plus give you a beautiful space you’ve worked hard to achieve. Looking for more details on summer home tasks? Check out RisMedia for full details.