Best Home Maintenance Tips for Summer

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tAre you ready for summer? Is your home ready for the upcoming weather? Here are some tips from the A-Abel team to help you get your home ready for the hottest season of the year.

1. Prep Your Air Conditioner
When the temperature starts to rise, you want to know that your air conditioner can stand up to the challenge. Spring is the time to get your routine maintenance done, so that your air conditioner is prepared for all of the challenges of the summer months. Schedule an inspection from your HVAC team to ensure the air conditioner is prepped to run cool all summer.

2. Check Your Roof and Gutters
Now that the danger of show and ice is mostly gone, get up on your roof and check for signs of damage from the summer. Then, while you are up there, clean out your gutters. In the summer, rain can be quite heavy, and clean gutters will keep you from having any unwanted leaks.

3. Clean the Exterior
If you don’t have siding that will be damaged, consider pressure washing the exterior of your home. This will remove dirt, mildew and stains from the home, giving your home a fresh look.

4. Take Care of Pests
Pests like to take refuge in your home during the cold winter months. Now that you can open up the home, it’s time to go to war on them. Insects, rodents and spiders can all create problems in your home, so talk to a pest control professional about the best way to deal with them.

5. Prep the Patio
Finally, prep your patio or deck for summer entertaining. Wash it down, and repair any areas that are in need of repair. If you are planning to pain or stain it, do that in the spring, so the finish has time to set before you start entertaining in earnest.

If you need help with any of these summer maintenance task, the A-Abel team is only a phone call away. We would be happy to assist you with getting your home ready for summer! Let us know how we can help.

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  • Kendall Ryder
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    I never knew the importance of cleaning gutters until recently. I would hate for them to get backed up, and then cause water damage to my home. how often do you think the gutters should be cleaned out? I would like to make sure I am doing it as much as I need to be so as to not cause any problems.

  • Georgia Boothe
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    These are all great tips, and I totally agree that pest control is important to take care of in the summer. When I first moved into the house I’m at now, we had a spider infestation and made sure to get the house sprayed for insects and I am so glad we did! We haven’t had nearly as much of a problem with bugs or spiders as we’ve gotten closer to the colder months.

  • emily bennette
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    This is some really good information about home maintenance. My fiance and I just bought our first home, and we really want to take care of it. Checking gutters does seem like a really easy thing to forget even though it is super important. I would want a professional to check my gutters to make sure they are working properly as well.

  • Sarah Smith
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    I want to take good care of my house. Thanks for the advice about how you should check the roof and gutters to make sure there is no damage. Something else to consider is to get your roof professionally inspected once a year.

  • M Davidson
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    Nice post! I think it’s really important to prep your AC or even look at investing in a new one. Thanks for sharing!

  • Johnny McCarron
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    I like your advice to prep your air conditioner. I think that a lot of people understand that they need to do something to take care of pests. However, not many of us recognize the importance of prepping their air conditioner. As you said, it is great to have a good air conditioner that can keep your air clean and cool. Do you have any other tips about prepping your air conditioner?

  • Taysir
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    Good post, very informative for summer really. I think it is very important tips for home maintenance.

  • Braden Bills
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    I want to make sure that my home is ready for the summer. I didn’t even think about checking the gutters! It would be bad if they were clogged and causing me problems without me even knowing about it.

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