Summer is almost here! You might have just successfully finished the spring clean up, and you are now ready to enjoy a glass of red wine on the patio or a family BBQ. However, there are a few checks to do before relaxing and taking in the sunshine. Indeed, your home – just as your garage and closet – has been withstanding the temperamental winter weather for months. It is time to make sure your family home is healthy and safe!
Get air-conditioning and fans ready for the hot season.
No home appliance is more important in summer than a well-functioning air-conditioning system or fan. However, after a few months of not being used, you should check that they are safe to have in your family home. An all-around inspection of your HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning system) might be in order! Simple maintenance and repair tasks can be done at home without having to know much about mechanics. However, if you are worried about the state of your HVAC system, you should contact an expert!
Check for pests
Summer is undeniably one of the most enjoyable seasons, yet this is also when many pests and insects are on the lookout for their next nesting spot. Ants, bees and wasps, spiders, and termites are only some of the animals taking shelter in the corners of your house’s exterior. It is crucial to look out for the first signs of colonies and nests to fight the problem as it appears. Getting in touch with a professional termite treatment service or pest control company can help you efficiently resolve the issue.
Revitalize and inspect your garden
If you are lucky enough to have a garden, you will be spending your free afternoon and evenings, making the most out of your little private oasis. However, especially if you have trees, you should check whether these are healthy and alive. Indeed, dead or ill trees can represent a health hazard for your whole family – ask a trained arborist to check your garden!
Gutters and paint
Whether you are searching for a new house to rent or are happy in your current one, you should check its exteriors for cracks and signs of decay. These are often noticeable in the paint, concrete, and driveway, and can soon become a health hazard for your family if not attended to promptly.
Detectors and alarms
Summers are when families tend to spend the most time outside of their homes, whether this is for a holiday or just a weekend away. This habit makes it paramount to have well-functioning detectors and alarm systems in place before closing the door behind you. Proceed to check all devices to ensure your home is safe while you are away.
Clean up your patio or deck
Even before starting the spring clean up and summer checks, you must have been drinking about that evening drink on the patio. Well, you are almost there! Clean your outside areas and make sure they are in their best shape before setting up your outdoor furniture and enjoy your meals outdoors.