Summer is a perfect time to relax and catch up on your favorite hobbies. However, there might be work that needs to be done around the house that you’ve been putting off. Let’s take a look at easily overlooked maintenance tasks to perform on your home this summer.
Inspect plumbing for leaks
Plumbing problems tend to pop up when you least expect them. The best part about this task is that you don’t even have to do anything unless necessary. Simply go around your home and take a look at all the pipes and faucets. If you notice anything out of the ordinary, run some tests to see if you can find a leak. Remember that even the smallest leaks can add up over time and waste thousands of gallons of water per year.
Check grout around your home
Grout is the hardened fluid that keeps your walls and walkways together. Over time, grout can deteriorate and become less effective. Over the summer, make sure the grout in all your kitchens and bathrooms is doing its job. Restoring the grout is as simple as squeezing a replacement tube where reinforcement is necessary.
Clean your patio
Cleaning the patio is an easily overlooked task. After all, it’s outside, right? Shouldn’t it be treated the same as the backyard? Not really, as the patio’s tiling can easily accumulate mold and mildew if left unattended. Cleaning your patio is as simple as scrubbing it down and rinsing the surface.
Clean your gutter systems
Cleaning your gutter system is a simple task in itself, only that it is located in a slightly inconvenient location. This summer, climb up to your rooftop and carefully scour the gutter for debris. This debris can take the form of leaves, insects or bird droppings. With a clean gutter, water can flow more easily with less chance of a blockage. You might have gutters lower to the ground by manholes or other sewer systems. These are also home to debris and deserve a proper cleaning of their own.
The summer is a great time to perform all the small maintenance tasks that you’ve been wanting to do all year. Check all these tasks off your list and feel good about the security and stability of your home. Keeping your house in good maintenance is very important as a homeowner.