5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer
5 Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer
As any homeowner knows with changing seasons come changing responsibilities. Being the hottest season of the year it is important that you see to the following maintenance and home preparation tips. Feazel is your one-stop shop for all your home’s exterior needs including windows, roofing, and siding. Today we are going to go over 5 ways you can prepare your home for Summer. These tips will prolong the life expectancy of your home and save you thousands in unnecessary repairs.
- Check exhaust vans and ventilation
- Clean drains and gutters
- Inspect roofing
- Inspect attic
- Check for moisture and mold
Check Exhaust Fans and Ventilation
Proper exhaust and ventilation throughout a home is the best way to ensure your home is always filled with clean and breathable air. Aside from the unpleasant sensation that comes along with breathing dirty air, it can have detrimental health effects over time if not properly addressed. Another benefit of properly functioning ventilation is the prevention of heat building up in attic spaces. This forces your home’s cooling system to overwork itself and leads to shockingly high electric bills.
If your home is hotter than usual or the inside air smells stagnant and dirty then you more than likely have some problems with your exhaust or ventilation system. It can be hard to determine whether your home’s exhaust and ventilation are properly working without the help of a professional. Luckily for you, we offer free home inspections. Call 614-350-5603 to schedule yours today.
Clean Drains and Gutters
Dirty drains and gutters cause water to buildup in and around the home instead of moving it away as intended. Stopped gutters can cause water damage to the foundation and side of your home. Moisture buildup is one of the leading plagues that homeowners experience but through regular drain and gutter maintenance, you can lessen the likelihood of facing these issues.
To clean your gutters simply use a ladder and carefully make your way around your home being sure to remove any leaves or other blockages in your gutter. Drain cleaning is slightly more difficult and unless you have the proper equipment it may call for the assistance of a professional.
Roofing is the first line of defense between your home and the outside elements and should be maintained accordingly. Failure to repair and maintain a roof can lead to water damage which will negatively affect the state of the inside of your home. A roof in ill repair will eventually lead to the buildup of mold and mildew and if severe enough will allow pests and other unwanted guests inside. To prevent these things from happening you should always inspect your roof before Summer comes. Simply make sure the shingles are in good shape and that they are all securely fastened. If you find that your roof needs repaired or replaced contact Feazel today!
Inspect the Attic
Attic inspections will reveal a lot about the current state of your home. Since it is a closed-off space if there is anything wrong with your attic the source of the issue is more than likely going to originate from the walls or roof around it. Ventilation and exhaust issues might also cause problems in the attic. The two most important things to look for when inspecting your attic are the presence of moisture or unwanted pests. Both of these things can cause irreparable damage over time as well as potential health issues.
Moisture and Mold
This is perhaps the most important aspect of a Summer home inspection as mold and mildew can lead to structural damage and cause health problems. You should be on the lookout for mold and mildew throughout the aforementioned home preparation tips as well. If you have mold building up on the inside of your home this very well could be related to a problem with your home’s ventilation. If you notice mold on the outside of your home you should either get rid of it yourself or contact a professional to ensure the job is done right and the mold doesn’t reappear.
Feazel Cares About Your Home
For many, Summer is the best time of the year. Make sure your home is ready to withstand the changing season so you can enjoy your Summertime activities free of worry! If you need help prepping your home give us a call at 614-350-5603 to schedule your free inspection!