While summer is intended to be a season of travel and relaxation, it’s also a great time to get your home ready for inclement weather that might come later in the year. While we’re enjoying some leisure time, powerful storms and winter weather are right around the corner. In today’s blog, we’ll take a look at three kinds of preventative maintenance that you can undertake to avoid damage in the fall and winter.
Preventative Maintenance Activity #1: Look at Roofing and Exterior Drainage Systems
One of the first maintenance areas to address during the summer involves your roof and drainage systems. When it rains, your roof is designed to funnel the moisture through the gutters and down drain spouts. If there’s a leak in your roofing or a clog in your gutters, the water might end up inside your home, causing much worse damage.
Preventative Maintenance Activity #2: Landscaping and Tree Trimming
Another type of maintenance that you can do during the summer is one that you’re probably already doing. Since summers are warm and frequently rainy, you’re probably mowing your grass and taking care of other landscaping tasks. As you’re doing this, take a closer look at the trees surrounding your property. If tree limbs are overgrown, cut them out. Tree branches can easily become hazards in heavy rainstorms or high winds. Avoid your trees becoming projectiles and keep them neat year-round.
Preventative Maintenance Activity #3: Take a Walk-Through and Do Smaller Projects
If you’ve already addressed the first two types of projects or want to find some other quicker projects, you only need to walk through your home. Consider starting in your basement. Take a closer look at your pipes to locate any leaks or weaknesses. As you move through your home, make small repairs. Scuffs and scratches on your flooring can be buffed out or otherwise replaced. Take some time to repaint walls. Finding those quick jobs that improve your quality of living and increase your property values can make for a happier home in the colder months of the year.
ABCO Restoration: Preventative Maintenance and Repair Specialists
Now that you’ve read about a few projects that you can undertake this summer, it’s time to take action! While you can do some of these things on your own, you’re not alone. The team at ABCO Restoration has been helping neighbors complete their home improvement projects in the Elkhart area for over forty years. Let us help you prepare your home for the rest of the year. Contact us today!