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The Effortless Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Categories: DIY Home Projects, Home Maintenance | Posted: June 9, 2021

Routine maintenance is a great way to keep your house in tip-top condition — especially if you live in a place with dynamic seasonal weather. Here are a few key tasks for owners of new homes in Bucks County to focus on as part of a routine summertime plan.

Check Your Air Conditioning System

Air intake ports on AC units have filters that can become saturated with dust just after one season. It is ideal to check these every spring before turning on your cool air for the first time. If you used the AC heavily the previous year, you might consider checking the air ducts and vacuuming out any excess dust. You can also do the same with your furnace and heating ducts in preparation for the following fall/winter season.

Take A Long Look at Your Roof

Rain gutters on a new property — such as a home built by Hallmark Homes Group — will be flowing correctly when you move in. After just one season, however, they can gather dirt, twigs and leaves. Clearing all debris from the gutters will ensure that water flows off the roof and into the downspouts as it should. Also, it is important to check downspouts to ensure they are not clogged so that water flows away from the structure.

Trim Any Trees That You May Have on Your Property

To help any trees on your property get a healthy seasonal start, water them daily for the first two weeks of summer and then twice weekly after. Once they start sprouting new limbs and growing, remember to keep branches trimmed and away from the roof, which will help keep gutters clear for the following year. In addition, this can ensure that tree limbs will not scrape against windows during windy weather.

Clean the Interior and Exterior of Your Windows

Summer sunshine always looks better through clean glass. Giving each window a thorough cleansing with soap and water on both sides will remove interior and exterior buildup from the previous winter. Also, it is a good idea to clear out any buildup of yard debris such as leaves and twigs from garden-level window wells.

Start Cutting the Grass Regularly

Mowing the lawn and edging along walkways and driveways are staples of summer home maintenance. Cutting these stretches of grass should be done on a weekly basis. While you’re making the rounds, consider trimming dead branches from shrubs and bushes and cutting back tree limbs that may be hanging low over the sidewalk or the other walkways.

Add Some Color With Plants and Flowers

Plants and flowers are fun backyard elements that brighten up a yard and don’t require a professional to take care of. Just head over to a local nursery, hardware store or even a big box retailer and pick up some flowers and plants to make your yard bright and vibrant this summer.

Power-Wash Driveways and Walkways

A good dousing of the sidewalk, driveway and front walkways will remove any dust, pollen and grime that may have built up over the winter and spring months — especially where cars are parked. A simple attachment fitted to a garden hose can give you plenty of water pressure to make the concrete glow.

A great way to enjoy the warm weather is by doing a few seasonal tasks around your residential property. Contact us to learn more about new homes that are ready for your caring touch.

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