5 Essential Home Maintenance Tasks You Must Carry out This Summer

Do you tend to put off home maintenance projects in the winter because it’s simply too cold outside? Then, when the summer comes, there are so many fun things to do outside while the weather’s nice that you forget to do them. There are many home maintenance tasks that are best saved for summer, and there is no time like the present to get started.

Some home maintenance tasks are dictated to by the weather. This is why many outdoor tasks and those to the exterior of your home must be carried out in the warmer months. From painting to roofing to any issues with windows, the summer is the best time for many home maintenance tasks. Of course, this varies from state to state, especially when it comes to rain. Average precipitation locally in Decatur for example is around 56 inches per year while in Fort Worth, TX it’s much lower at 34.01 inches making roofing in Fort Worth TX as well as other outdoor jobs easier, with more clement weather. The summer is still the optimal time for home maintenance in any state however, and below are five essential tasks to get through this summer.

  1. Perform Maintenance on Your Washing Machine

Every now and then, you need to perform some light maintenance on your washing machine. Inspect the seal between the drum and the door for any stains or areas of soil build up when your washer is not in use. You can clean anything you find with a mixture of a gallon of warm water and less than a cup of chlorine bleach. Cover the area with the mixture and let it sit for five minutes, then wipe it dry with a clean cloth.

  1. Remove Your Air Conditioner Fan

We all know that you need to clean your air conditioning unit’s filter. However, you also need to clean the dust off your fan. First, turn off your A/C unit. Then, take the frame off of your A/C. Once you locate the mounting points, it should come off easily. Next, you remove the fan motor. To get to the fan, you may need to use some tools. You can then clean the fan and put it back on the same way it came off.

  1. Inspect and Clean the Driveway, Walkways, and Patio

Thoroughly cleaning your driveway and walkways is an excellent summer home maintenance task. A pressure washer will make any driveway, walkway, or patio cleaning job go much faster. But first, check the areas for weeds and cracks. Then, you are ready to wash away the grime that has accumulated since last summer.

  1. Fully Check your Roof

Roofing issues can be a real concern in the cooler months, especially when the rain begins to fall. You don’t want to realize you’ve got a roofing problem when you find a leak so the summer months are the perfect time to fully check it and call in the professionals to patch up any issues. Everything from a single loose tile to significant structural wear and tear can require the help of professional roofers so be prepared to call in the experts.

  1. Paint Your Exteriors

Give a boost to the exterior look of your home with this quick project. The summer is the perfect time to touch up your home’s exterior paint job. A professional at the local paint store can help you find the perfect color match if you cannot remember the exact color of your home.

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