As the weather changes throughout the year, the maintenance projects that you should take on around your home will vary. While some tasks are best done in the winter, others should be left until the spring or the fall.
Now that it’s summertime in many parts of the world, it’s time to start thinking about what home improvement or maintenance projects should be done during this season. To help you know what you should add to your to-do list, here are three preventative home maintenance tasks to take on this summer.
Be On The Lookout For Leaks
The summer is the perfect time to check out the plumbing on both the inside and outside of your home. In the winter, you might not be using as much exterior water. And with colder temperatures, things might not be moving how they normally would.
When looking for leaks in your plumbing, Laura Fenton, a contributor to The Nest, recommends that you start by ensuring that everything around the fixtures is dry so you can tell if there’s an actual leak or just excess water from a previous usage. If you do spot a leak, even the tiniest of pinholes in any hoses around your home, you can cover them with electrical tape yourself. But if you see larger leaks, you might want to get a professional in to assess the situation.
Give Your Roof A Once-Over
The long days and warmer weather of summer also make for a great atmosphere to check out how well your roof is holding up. After a long or harsh winter, it’s not uncommon for your roof to seem a little worse for wear. But with just a little maintenance, you can get it in tip-top shape.
If you do notice anything looking wonky with your roof, like some missing shingles or flashing that’s coming away, it’s important that you get those things fixed as soon as you can. According to Home Advisor, spending a little time and money on your roof when there’s a small issue can save you a lot of expense later on if that issue were to go on unchecked.
Prevent Dust And Allergens
For many people, both spring and summer bring about annoying allergies. And while you might like to think that your home is your safe haven, there’s likely more allergens getting into your home than you might realize.
To combat this, Tara Mastroeni, a contributor to Freshome.com, recommends that you spend some time in the early summer cleaning the windows of your home. Both the windows, their frames, and the screens should get a good scrubbing to get rid of built-up dust and dirt that could be exacerbating your allergy symptoms at home.
If you’re ready to take on some home maintenance this season, consider using the tips mentioned above to pick the right projects to tackle.