Everyone always talks about spring cleaning, but what about the summer? If you’ve done lots of maintenance in March and April, you may be feeling set for a while. Surely, your home will be in good condition through the warmer months and won’t need too much attention until the weather starts to cool! While that can be true, we think it’s a great idea to stay up to date on the health of your home systems frequently. Catching issues early can save you lots of money down the line and considering that your Asheville custom home is probably one of your biggest purchases, it’s not a bad financial decision to make sure it’s properly maintained! Beyond repairing any issues you may find, you can also take advantage of the summertime to work on projects that would be unpleasant if you attempted them during the colder months. Here are just a few ideas we have to keep your home in great shape during the summer!
If you didn’t already fix your AC, now’s the time! Especially before the heat of the late summer hits. Along with that, it’s a good time to check throughout your home for any pipe leaks or issues with your plumbing. Then, take some time to inspect the duct work and clean out your vents to make sure air is circulating through the house without any issue.
Are you noticing a funky smell in your refrigerator? It’s a good time to deal with that. The heat may bring some food issues to the forefront so diving into a deep clean of the fridge and freezer may be due. And don’t forget that second freezer in the basement or garage! While we’re on the subject of cleaning, when was the last time you had a professional take a look at your chimney? The last thing you want in December is to start a fire only to find your home filling up with smoke. Schedule a chimney cleaning to ensure your winter is cozy!
Avoid Potential Hazards
When you hear someone advise you to clean out your dryer vent, it’s not just the catch on the front of the machine. The actual vent (on both the inside and the outside of your home) needs to be cared for. If left to its own devices, lint can build up to a dangerous degree which is a huge fire hazard for your house. Make sure this is on the list every year to keep your home in good order! While we’re at it, it’s time to schedule a roof inspection. A tiny leak is one thing but huge water damage poses a threat to the overall health of your home. Having a professional take a look when you’re not experiencing any issues will save you the money and pain of repairing the roof once it’s also caused severe water damage to your home!
Believe us when we say that spending money now on your Asheville custom home is well worth the investment down the line. By keeping up with your beautiful property, you avoid disasters and the high price tags that accompany them! We hope these tips have been helpful and if you’re looking for more, you know where to find us!