Now that the summer months are here, it’s time to get your home ready for the hot weather. Given that your property will need additional maintenance and attention during this time of the year, there is no better time to start than now, so you’re able to live comfortably and make the most of the warmer months.
There are likely to be several tips you may not have considered previously that may come in extremely useful for giving your home the restoration needed for summer. In this guide, we’re going to offer some key tips and trips to take on board – take a look at just a few of them below:
1. Maintain Your HVAC system
During this time of the year, it’s highly unlikely you’ll need to put the central heating on at any point, so now is the perfect time to carry out the relevant maintenance to ensure it’s in good working order. There would be nothing worse than your heating system failing when needed during the winter months. Unless you are trained in HVAC services, it would be highly advised to hire a professional to carry out the relevant checks for health and safety purposes. If you live in a warmer state of the U.S, you should also consider having an air conditioning system fitted to keep your family cool in extremely humid weather.
2. Switch To Lighter Bedding
Now is the time to give your bedding a revamp. If you’re tired of kicking back the duvet during a hot flush in the middle of the night, it may be worth purchasing more lightweight sheets as opposed to duck-down duvets and flannel bedding which are designed to retain heat. With this simple tip, you may find it much easier to get a full night’s sleep as opposed to waking up constantly.
3. Check The Yard For Insect Infestations
Insects come out of hibernation during the warmer months, so it’s not unusual to discover infestations around your decking and paving slabs, or perhaps you’ve noticed that your plants have been nibbled. Without intervention, some pests can cause detrimental damage to your property. Therefore, it’s important to take control of the situation as soon as possible. Common garden pests do vary between states; however, they can be typically exterminated in the same manner. You can do so organically with the likes of sprays or biocontrol.
4. Clean Out Guttering
Following the snow and rain of autumn and winter, your guttering is likely to be filled with debris. Although this may not be high on the priority list – or perhaps have even crossed your mind at all – blocked guttering is one of the leading causes of flooding in and around your property. With this in mind, it’s essential to clean out the guttering at your earliest convenience. If you don’t feel confident about heights, you could hire a professional to do it for you, but it’s a relatively easy job to carry out yourself. Use a strong ladder, lay down a protective sheet to catch debris, and use a trowel or scoop to shovel the leaves and dirt. When the job is completed, inspect gutters for any damage so that they can be repaired in due course.