With summer quickly approaching, you’re probably getting excited for warm nights and barbecues with friends. Summer is the perfect time to take advantage of all the cool parts of your home. And so, you must get your maintenance done early. Here are some tips when it comes to getting that work done.
Get an Inspection
One of the best places to start when it comes to getting your home maintenance all taken care of is with an inspection. When you have a general contractor come look at your property—at your interior space, your sprinklers, your window screens, and your home exterior in general—you’ll have a much better idea of what types of maintenance your home needs.
Contractors also bring with them their expertise and can help you make important judgment calls about what to prioritize, what to spend more on, and what to spend less on.
Avoid DIY Repair
As the summer months get closer and closer, you may start itching to do some DIY repair yourself. It looks simple enough, so why not? While there are a few DIY repairs that you can probably handle yourself like fixing a clogged garbage disposal or fixing a running toilet, the majority of other DIYs are probably best to leave to the pros.
Technicians often have to make calculations that the average person wouldn’t know how to do. And if you don’t get those calculations just right, you could end up damaging your home more than you actually fixing anything.
Prioritize Your HVAC System
When it comes to getting your home maintenance done and all figured out before summer, you must prioritize your HVAC system. Why? Because of all things that will make your summer miserable, a broken AC system will. And because of this, it tends to be more difficult to get someone in to look at your HVAC system if you’re having problems once summer gets in full swing.
Having someone come inspect your HVAC system before you focus on other home repairs will make sure that at least your air is functioning well so that you can have a comfortable living environment when things start to heat up.
When it comes to summertime, there are a million things that you want to go out and do. In the excitement of it all, don’t forget about maintenance! Start with these tips to make sure your home is in great shape for the summer.
To find any issues that you might need to fix before the summer, schedule a home inspection with us!