Maintaining your home is the best form of a prevention plan for the many different parts of your house that need some checking up on from time to time. Keeping a maintenance plan in place prevents important structures of the home from costly repairs in the long run. The summer is a great time of year to acknowledge those parts of your home that need checked up on. The following is a list of aspects of your home you may want to consider maintenance this summer:
Smoke Alarms And Carbon Monoxide Detectors
Our smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors usually fall under the radar in a homeowner’s mind because they are only used as preventative measures in case of emergencies. But imagine having one of these systems that has not been well maintained and the one time you do need it to work in an emergency it doesn’t because of the lack of upkeep. Keep these systems maintained by replacing the batteries and run tests to make sure they are working correctly.
Service Your HVAC
Summer, especially in Florida, can cause your A/C to work into overdrive some days to keep up with the heat. It’s usually a homeowner’s luck to have their A/C break down on one of the hottest days of the year – save yourself from the struggles of a broken-down A/C by maintaining it this summer. AcuSystem can perform an HVAC audit to locate potential duct leaks and our home inspections and a review of the HVAC system is included as a part of our annual maintenance inspection to make sure everything in your system is up to date and ready for the heat.
Check The Attic And Basement
These areas of a home are sensitive to molds, leaks, and mildew. Run a maintenance on these areas to make sure nothing is growing, leaking or infesting these areas. During an AcuSystem annual maintenance inspection, we also check walls, ceilings, floors, the roof, roofing structure, basement, crawl spaces, and the attic for all of these things.
Thoroughly Clean Your Homes Internal Systems
Air vents, baseboards, showerheads, chimneys, and various drains throughout your home deserve maintenance too! Do a deep clean of these areas and leave your home feeling brand new afterwards! The little things can add up!
Wash Your Windows And Screens
You’d be surprised how much of a difference a clear, sparkly window can make on the appearance of your house. Use a vacuum to clear window tracks, mix hot water and vinegar to clean your screens and don’t forget the window frames! AcuSystem also includes an inspection of windows, doors, and other points of entry in our annual maintenance inspection.
Check Out Your Outside Deck And Porch
Look out for rotting wood boards and loose nails on your decks and porches. Set aside time to remove furniture from these areas and do a self-check of all points where some extra love and attention could be of use. Landscape, porches, patios, decks and even pool related areas are also looked at in AcuSystem’s annual maintenance inspection.
Gutters and downspouts are very important as they keep water from corroding the foundation of your home. Making sure these areas are clear from backups is very important to the structure of your home. Remove any and all leaves from these areas often as well as anything else that is stuck in these areas. Review of maintenance needs for your gutters is another great aspect of AcuSystem’s annual maintenance inspection.
Interested in having your home annually maintenance by a team of licensed professionals this summer? AcuSystem Inspections can help you out! Our company specializes in home and business inspections. We can be reached by phone (813) 361-8302 24/7—or you can contact us online!