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How to Prepare Your Home for the Summer

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Learn how to prepare your home for summer.

Homeowner tips often include preparing your home for the harsh winter months, but did you know that you should also prepare your home for the summer? Follow this guide for preparing your home for summer so that you can spend your time enjoying fun in the sun.

Concrete and Asphalt

Be sure to pressure wash your driveway and the walkways surrounding your home. In the spring, when you’re cutting your grass and doing other landscape maintenance, there’s probably a lot of dirt, grime, and lawn clippings that have accumulated on those surfaces. A great pressure wash will make sure that none of these elements will adversely affect the condition and look of your concrete and asphalt. If necessary, also fill any cracks so that the summer rains don’t make them worse.

Doors and Windows

The winter months probably took a toll on your home. Before the storms of spring and summer have their way with your property, be sure to check the weather stripping around your door and check for any gaps. Take this time to tighten the hinges that may have become loose because of the changes in the weather. Check that all the mechanics of your doors and windows are functioning properly.

Check Your Fencing

If necessary, make sure that your fence posts are secure and in good condition. If you find any to be loose, take this time to reinforce them, or replace any rotten or warped pickets and posts. When you’re testing them out, use plenty force to ensure that they are securely in place.

Clean the Condenser

You probably weren’t using your air conditioning system in the winter. Therefore, it’s a good idea to clean your air-conditioning condenser. Before you start, shut down the power to the electrical panel. Clear away all leaves and other debris that may have accumulated. Use your garden hose to rinse off the coils. If any neighborhood rodents have gotten to the wires, have a professional come out and assess the damage, and have it repaired to ensure that you and your family and guests will be comfortable throughout the summer.  

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