This is a great time to take advantage of the warm weather to get your house in shape and running smoothly. Before you head off for a well deserved summer vacation, take the following maintenance tips into consideration:
Prepare your AC system for summer
While it’s still naturally cool outside,let us take care of routine maintenance and inspection for your air conditioning system. The last thing you want is an AC breakdown on a hot July day, especially one that could have been prevented with the proper maintenance and care.
Spring often brings rain. Check your sump pump to make sure it’s draining properly. You do not want to wait until a major rainstorm to find out that the pump’s motor is damaged.
Check your basement and attic for mold and/or water damage
This time of year is naturally damp, and these areas of your home will typically suffer from poor ventilation and high humidity. When left unattended, mold and water damage can devastate your home’s structure and result in more damage then you would expect.
Inspect the outside of your home
Walk around the outside of the house and check for the following:
Cracks in the concrete. Check the roof for signs of loose or broken shingles.Look up at the chimney for signs of wear. Check the facade and foundation for cracks or signs of water pooling.
Exterior paint looks nice and protects your shingles from water damage and rot. Look for signs of peeling or chipping paint. You may need a touch-up or a fresh coat.
Check under sinks to make sure there are no signs of leaks. Look up at your ceilings for water stains – a sign of a leak in the wall. Check faucets for drips and the flapper in the tank of your toilet to make sure it has not worn out (once the flapper starts to go, expect your toilet to run more frequently).