Summer Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

Residential maintenance & improvements

Summer Maintenance Checklist for Homeowners

As the summer months draw near, homeowners are eagerly getting ready to embrace the season and take advantage of all it offers. Summer is the ideal time to examine and take care of various components of your house so that it stays in top shape throughout the season and beyond. Despite the excitement, it’s important to remember the potential maintenance that comes with the weather change. 

In this article, we’ll examine the important areas homeowners should prioritize during their spring and summer maintenance schedules. 

Power Wash Your Driveway and Sidewalks

Cleaning and inspecting your driveway, deck, patio, and pathways carefully is an excellent place to start when doing summer home maintenance. Start by using a pressure washer to clean these spaces for better effectiveness. However, ensure you look for cracks and weeds in these places before you begin power cleaning. Then, thoroughly wash away all the dirt, mold, and grime that has accumulated over the preceding 12 months.

Window Cleaning And Window Screen Replacement

If you don’t wash your window screens, then it’s of no use washing your external windows. Your window screens should be washed off and gently cleaned with hot, soapy water. While you’re taking the time to look over your screens, check your windows and doors to make sure they close tightly and operate as intended to keep the cold air from your air conditioning. 

Reverse Your Ceiling Fans (If You Have One)

It’s a good idea to switch your ceiling fan’s rotation during the summer to counterclockwise as it forces the air directly downward, producing better ventilation. To do this, turn off the fan and wait for the blades to cease moving completely. Once everything is still, use a ladder or step stool to find the direction switch (it will likely be on the side of the fan above the blades.) Then, switch the fan back on by flipping the switch the other way. Use this opportunity to dust your fan blades while you’re up there.

Examine Your Homes Exterior

In addition to completing these spring and summer cleaning tasks to improve the interior of your home, ensure your exterior is prepared for the summer months too! Before calling your trusted contractor for repairs, you will need to know what type of damage you are looking for on your roof and siding.

When examining your roof, look for cracked, warped, missing shingles, raised nails, and discoloration. These are clear and visible signs of roof damage, and you’ll need to contact a professional for further assistance.

Contact Hulton Contracting for Assistance

This Summer Maintenance Checklist is a helpful tool for homeowners looking to protect their investments, improve comfort, and stop possible problems in their tracks. It can serve as a thorough strategy that can help you do important jobs quickly and effectively, allowing you to make the most of your summer while maintaining the condition of your property.

Hulton Contracting is a professional family-owned business with years of experience in providing customers with premium roofing and siding solutions. In addition to completing this summer maintenance checklist, ensure you evaluate the exterior of your home for missing shingles, rotten siding, damage to your gutters, and additional factors that can lead to larger issues. Contact our team by calling (877)766-3760 or emailing to schedule your free estimate today!

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