Let’s Get Ready For Summer!
During the hottest months of the year, your home or property will be needing a little extra attention and inspection to help lower the cost of energy bills, operate safely, and overall function at a more efficient dynamic.
Here are just a few ways to ensure your home is ready for the summertime:
- Seal any leaks around windows and door frames by applying caulking to seal in any missing spots to prevent cold air from escaping and to stop the hot air from entering your home. This simply task can improve efficiency and make your home more comfortable.
- Check for leaking pipes for damage that occurred during the cold months of the year. Always begin by examining the pipes and removing any vegetation surrounding them. If a pipe has a leak the easy fix is to apply a foam covering, known as lagging, to the outside of the pipe to seal any cracks and leaks.
- Inspect and clean your chimney. Typically, during the winter months your chimney tends to fill up. By hiring a professional to come out, inspect, and clean it out has a significant impact on decreasing the probability of a chimney fire.
- Sufficient insulation in your attic can heavily reduce the amount of heat that escapes through the roof of your house. By doing this, you can also bring down energy costs, therefore reducing your mothy bill.
- Another good tip is to locate if you have any water left over from draining your gutters or cleaning your drains. That water may be getting into your lead pipes, draining at the edge of your house, and flowing into your basement. To fix this, ensure you have trenches dug and underground pipes installed to keep roof water off and away from your property. Additionally, make sure all landscaping is slanting away from your property.