You might be eager for summer to start. If you have kids, they’ll be out of school and you can spend more time with them. Even if you don’t have kids, you can enjoy city streets free of school buses for a few months. However, is your home as ready for summer as you are? Here are a few ways to be certain.
Check Your Patio and Deck
If you haven’t used your deck or patio recently, check them over and get them ready. Put your seasonal furniture out, and look for cracks or other physical issues that might need to be addressed, such as fading or structural weaknesses from wear and tear.
Make Sure Your HVAC Is Okay
Whether you use the professionals of Trane South or another service provider, have a licensed technician come out and look over your HVAC system. Make sure the system is repaired from any wear and tear from winter weather, but also be sure it’s ready for the work it will have to do during the summer.
The first hot day is not when you want to find out that your air conditioning needs to be shut off until someone fixes it. The sooner you can arrange this, the cheaper it might be. HVAC technicians are in high demand once summer actually gets here.
Clean Your Gutters
Fall and winter can be times when leaves and twigs accumulate in your gutters. There might even be roofing granules that came down the roof slope with ice accumulations or snowmelt. Some birds might have even started nesting up there.
Get everything cleared out so that when rainstorms happen, the rainwater gets off your roof quickly and down the spout to protect your home from leaks. Your foundation and basement will thank you.
Guide Water Away from Your Property
Even when your gutters are clear, you need to make sure the water flowing through them is getting away from your home and off of your property. Be sure the proper drain paths are available with your yard graded or sloped towards a storm drain. Check your French drain if you have one.
Knowing what you should be doing to prepare your home for this summer helps you get your residence ready for the coming season. The more you take care of now, the less you have to deal with when summer arrives, so you’ll have more free time when it might just be the most valuable.