The warm weather is finally here, and kids are just about out for the summer! After everything life threw at us last year, it makes sense that all you’d want to do is get out and have some fun. Before you do though, let’s just run through our warm weather home maintenance checklist. You’re not really looking for life to throw more unpleasant surprises your way, are you?
1. Change the batteries in your smoke detectors
Simple. Swap out for fresh batteries and test your detectors at least once a year and your home will always be protected.
2. Clean out gutters and downspouts
We haven’t been hit too hard with the spring rains yet, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t coming. Keep your gutters clean and running free so that water doesn’t sit and cause damage to your home.
3. Reseal and repair exterior woodwork
Again, we’re protecting from the warm, wet spring weather. That’s why it’s a good idea to stain and reseal wood decks fences, railings, trellises, and other outdoor structures.
4. Check for termites
Starting in March and going through June, be on the lookout for termites.
5. Prevent mosquitos from moving in
Mosquitos are a big health hazard. It’s recommended that you take a walk around your property to identify areas of standing water, then fix, fill in or regularly maintain the areas to prevent mosquitos around your home.
6. Check for standing water around your drainfield and septic tank
Flooding, along with a bad smell, is a strong indicator that there’s an issue with your septic system, such as a clog or overflowing tank.
7. Change the filters in your air conditioners
Change the filters in your air conditioners at least once each season to keep them running efficiently; it’s also a good idea to have them inspected before summer really hits.
8. Have the filter in your septic tank cleaned
Filters can become clogged with debris from winter weather and spring storms, so late spring or early summer is a good time to have your filter changed. Save yourself some extra hassle, and have your tank pumped out and inspected for issues due to cold weather and temperature changes at the same time.
9. Clear your interior drains
Keeping your drains clear means your septic system doesn’t have to work as hard! We strongly believe in drain cleaning as a preventative measure, rather than an emergency one. Learn how this can actually save you money.
10. Repair driveways and paths
Driveways and paths can be damaged due to freezing and thawing as the temperature changes, so now is also a good time to make repairs and seal up any cracks.
11. Inspect your roof
Winter storms can cause damage to your roof, which is easy to miss if you don’t look for it. Use a ladder, camera or binoculars to visually inspect your roof for missing shingles and other damage; basically anything that simply doesn’t look right.
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If you do end up needing to call a pro…we’d love to be your team! We offer state-of-the-art technology, professional and knowledgeable technicians, fair rates and detailed service reports. If you’ve had trouble already this year with your septic system, you should have it checked out before the cold weather sets in. We can help with problems such as:
· Pumping and cleaning your system
· Waterlogged drain field
· Drain cleaning and inspection
· Repairing and replacing leaking or sagging pipes
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