3 Summer Maintenance Musts For Every Home

The days are longer and the temperature is hotter now. Although the calendar tells us summer begins in June, we in Florida have already started our summer chores.

What are the most critical home maintenance chores on the list?

1.) Roof and Gutters
Since leaves are not falling and pollen is not building up like the Spring, this is a good time to clear the roof and gutters. Piles of leaves on your roof can damage your roof over time by holding moisture and not allowing the water to run off quickly. Clogged gutters can cause water to back up and damage roofs too.

2.) Air Conditioning Filters

It’s important to clean air conditioner filters in the AC unit in your home or office. Poorly maintained filters not only hurt the energy efficiency of your entire unit, but also greatly affect the quality of the air you breathe. Remember to change out your a/c filter and pour vinegar into your a/c condensation line to kill algae.

3.) Shrubs

Trim your shrubs away from your house so the home can breathe. A good rule of thumb is to make sure you can walk between the house and the shrubs. In addition, prune any plant by removing dead, diseased, or damaged stems as soon as you see them. Dead stems attract insects and invite diseases to develop.