What You Should Inspect Your Home For Before the Summer

As the warmer months roll in and the sun comes out, it’s important to make sure your home is in good shape. With kids coming home from school and spending more time at home, you’ll want to make sure your home is a comfortable place to be. Before summer, it’s a good idea to have your home inspected so you can identify any problems. Make sure you factor these things into your home inspection before summer starts.

Pests

One of the most important things you should watch out for when doing your home maintenance is any sign of pests. Pest infestations from rats, mice, birds, and other insects can significantly wear down your home and can sometimes cause other bigger issues to occur.

Taking the steps to carefully inspect your home for pests will ensure that you aren’t experiencing damage to your home without knowing. This will also help you avoid big costs and anxiety.

HVAC

Your HVAC unit makes such a big difference in the summer—if it’s working well, you will be cool and comfortable in your home; if it’s not, you will be hot and uncomfortable. Making sure that it is in working condition is obviously a priority then. But in your rush to ensure that it is up and running, don’t make the mistake of trying to tackle this project by yourself.

You shouldn’t try to fix issues yourself because of the complicated calculations often required to repair an HVAC unit. If you mess these up, you could end up damaging it more, requiring an HVAC replacement instead of a few simple maintenance steps. Leave the HVAC to the pros.

Gutters and Roof

One of the most important things you should pay attention to when inspecting your home before summer is your general roof and gutter condition. Over the fall and winter months, your gutters and roof get a lot of use with leaf build-up, snow run-off, and rain.

Make sure that you carefully inspect your gutters and clean them out. Cleaning them out will prevent water from damaging your siding by running off on the side of the house when the gutter isn’t functioning properly.

You should also pay particular attention to your roof and spot any areas that need patching or further attention. Doing this now will save you a lot of time and money later.

When it comes to inspecting your home, there are so many different things to pay attention to. Thinking about some of these aspects of your home will help you make sure it’s ready when summer comes along.

Let us ease your mind before summer starts with a quality home inspection! Contact us today to schedule an appointment.