Summer - A time for home maintenance


The summer heat and its warm breeze conjure images of having lots of fun under the glorious sun. But other than that yearly dose of beach and vacationing, summer is also an ideal time to check out your list of home maintenance chores that grows by the minute. Other than the usual trimmings of trees, and the lot of jobs concerning your exterior, intensify your home maintenance efforts to include everything within and around your home. With that said, where ever you are better organize a list of tasks for your handyman to go through and keep busy with this summer.




Home maintenance tip 1: Homeowners Insurance

Before anything else, you should check the validity of your homeowners insurance and make sure that your needs are sufficiently covered.


Home maintenance tip 2: The Checklist

Go through your home and all around your property. Enlist the things that will be needing repair and indicate the extent of damage. Highlight your priorities. Your checklist would also serve beneficial as a guide for the handyman contractor you will hire. Getting ready with it before you even call for home maintenance and repair service would save you and your contractor a lot of time.


Home maintenance tip 3: Outdoor Repairs

You can choose to start the summer maintenance works with the most obvious. The clear skies and bright sunshine makes up for ideal outdoor projects. Here are some of the possible projects you can undertake:

Seal fissures in the driveway pavement, walkways, alleys and the house foundation to lengthen their working life.

· Mend the fence. The winter months may weaken the posts and may leave some damage or rot to some parts. Also check the condition of the gate latches, mesh and attachments and other parts of your fence.

· Have the decks cleaned and sealed.

· Replace caulking and install weather stripping.

· Trim trees and bushes.

· Evaluate roof and gutters. Repair damages and replace irreparable portions or lost parts such as the shingles.

· Waterproof decks and porches.

· Repaint exterior.

· Refinish wooden structure.

· If windows, doors and sidings are damaged extensively; have them replaced.

· Clean the pool.

Home maintenance tip 4: Keep Cool

With the heat at full swing, it is important to ensure that every cooling element in your home works properly for maximal indoor comfort. Depending on its condition, have your air conditioning units simply cleaned, repaired or replaced with a more efficient one. Also check the condition and operation of your roof-mounted turbine vents and attic fans. Fans, AC units, and vents running on bad condition can take up more energy and thus higher cooling costs.


Home maintenance tip 5: Winter Preparation

Besides a cleaner property and better functioning home, the repair and maintenance done in the summer is in one way or another a preparation for the coming winter.

Use this as a guide to help you, please don’t hesitate to call BRS GC if you need help.

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