Regular Home Maintenance
A regular schedule of preventative home maintenance can help you save money in the long run and even increase the value of your home. There is truth in the saying that “prevention is better than cure” when it comes to taking care of your home.
Touch Exterior Paint Up
Now is a good time to have a scout around the house for any exterior paint that may be peeling or chipping off. Look out for any spots and scratches – especially in high-traffic areas. The environment also plays an important role in the life of your paint job. Homeowners should expect to repaint their home every 10 years. Take this time to also give your exterior a good wash down with a power hose.
Check Patios and Decks
Summer is a great time to check, clean and repair patios and decks by ensuring that they are sealed properly. Check for loose boards, insect infestations, cracks and that railings are secured. Cracks, blisters, bubbles and peeling paint, especially on exterior walls, can become quite an eyesore. Look out for water stains, moisture and damp in walls and ceilings. Clear leaves from your rain gutters at least twice a year to avoid water backup that can rust gutters made of sheet metal.
Repel Unwelcome Guests
Take the time to assess possible insect issues. Clear cobwebs and dusty areas that can attract insects. Prepare your insect repellent measures and do your best to try an organic repellent that is not harsh on your home or health.
Clean Up and Flush
Remove sediment and prolong your geyser’s life by flushing it. Getting rid of mineral deposits that accumulate there will help your geyser run more efficiently. This also saves you money in the long run. A burst geyser is one of the worst things that can happen to a homeowner. Prevent it now!
Inspect your Air conditioners
Every air conditioner has a filter that should be cleaned out every two weeks, especially if it is running at an all-time high. You can clean the filter of dust by washing it with warm water or using a vacuum cleaner. If your air conditioner is newer, it may have a self-cleaning function.
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