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  • Kimberly Knight

Spring-Summer Home Improvement Tips 

Updated: Jun 17

Breathe easier. Spring and Summer bring on allergies. To help you breathe easier, consider investing in an air purifier or an air quality monitor for your home. 

Check for mold. This is a good time to check your home for mold, particularly in areas with less ventilation – under sinks, in attics, and basements. Protect yourself while inspecting your home. Mold can be very damaging to your health and home, if left untreated. 

Check the crawl spaces. With the nice weather, you will spend more time outside with your family. Make sure that all crawl spaces and window wells are covered with a sturdy protection to avoid accidents. 

Inspect your roof. Your roof is your home’s first line of defense against water damage. Spring is a great time to inspect and repair any water damages from the harsh winter. 

Clean your gutters. Gutters direct rain away from your roof and home and serve to protect both. Clogged gutters are a gateway to water damage. There is a good chance you won’t notice the damage until you need an expensive repair.

Clean/replace your HVAC filters. It’s a good idea to do this task at least twice a year. A dirty filter forces your HVAC system to work much harder, which can cause problems and be very expensive.

Clean your dryer vent. Lint gets caught in the lint trap as it should, but some lint sneaks its way into the dryer vent. A clear vent reduces the time your dryer has to run; a clogged vent can be costly and runs a risk of a house fire.

Check the washing machine fill hose. Check for cracks that could become leaks. A leaky hose under pressure can quickly cause major damage.

Clean and repair your screens. To enjoy the fresh air, be mindful of your screens. Clean them by scrubbing gently on a flat surface with mild soapy water and patch small holes in the mesh, as needed.

Clean decks, driveways, and fences. Save time and effort by using a pressure washer to clean these surfaces. Use this cleaning time to inspect for any damages that might need addressing.

Replace the batteries in your smoke detectors. Make this replacement a habit--don’t wait till there is a crisis. 

Clear weeds and over-growth around your AC compressor. To work properly, a compressor needs good airflow. Cut back any plant growth that could block it.

Drain your water heater. Sediment tends to build up in your water heater tank. By draining the water heater, you will prolong its life, and this could lower your utility bills.

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