Now that those beautiful summer days have arrived, you are probably thinking mostly about upcoming vacations and other fun stuff you’ll be doing in the weeks ahead. However, you should also be giving some thought to certain maintenance tasks associated with your home. Over the summer, certain maintenance tasks are necessary to ensure all goes well in the fall and winter. If you’re wondering which tasks should be at the top of your to-do list, here are some you should tackle right away.
Roof Repair or Replacement
When the weather is sunny and warm, it is the perfect time to have your home’s roof either repaired or replaced. Should you notice some loose or missing shingles, or have a roof that is at least 20 years old, have it looked at closely by roofing professionals, especially if you have noticed any water leaks when it rains.
Cleaning the Septic Tank
If there is one thing you don’t want to ruin your summer, it is a septic tank that overflows or breaks down. To prevent problems that will create inconvenience for you and your family, make septic tank maintenance one of your top tasks as soon as possible. This will avoid a mess that smells horrible and could damage your property.
Along with not wanting to have a septic tank that’s not working or a roof that is leaking, you certainly don’t want to have air conditioning that is not working in the summer or a furnace that malfunctions when the weather gets colder later on. To keep your home cool on hot summer days and warm when summer leaves and snow is on the ground, have your HVAC system serviced by experienced technicians.
Clean Out Your Gutters
Over the fall and winter, it is likely your gutters and downspouts were the landing spots for twigs, leaves, and other debris. If you don’t prioritize cleaning out your gutters and downspouts over the summer, those afternoon showers that always come in the summer will have water running over the edges of your gutters. Should this happen, it could result in damage to your home’s foundation, along with possibly damaging your roof and fascia.
While some of these tasks can be done on your own as DIY projects on weekends, others will require the knowledge and skills of experienced professionals. Whether you are cleaning out your gutters or having your roof repaired by experts, keeping your home well-maintained over the summer will bring you peace of mind in the fall and winter.