Summer Home Check Up
As Summer slowly approaches, it’s imperative to check your things around your home and ensure everything looks good for the warm weather to come. Beyond the traditional Spring cleaning you’ve likely done this year, there are other items you should examine like the health of your roofing or your outdoor sprinkler system. We’ve created a list of the top 5 things you should check on before Summer arrives so you can complete your inspections and relax for the remainder of the season.
There’s nothing worse than having your air conditioning unit break when Summer is in full swing. Checking your HVAC system for leaks, changing the filter, and making sure your freon levels are good are minor things you can be doing to keep the health of your system top tier. For a complete HVAC system examination checklist, click here.
Inspect the roof
Flashing, caulking, shingles and other elements of the roof should be checked thoroughly. This is especially important if you had any severe spring storms. A simple inspection can stop larger problems in its tracks and means less hassle for you. Thankfully, you do not need to actually be on your roof to inspect it. Click here for a list of items to examine and how all from the ground.
Fix the sprinklers
Check for any winter damage, including broken heads and cracked pipes, by running your sprinkler one zone at a time. Any bubbling or geyser-like area needs a new head.
Check the fencing
If you have a wood fence, check the post for signs of rot and replace them as needed. If the plank itself looks fine, give it a good yank to make sure they are sturdy in the ground.
Get in the attic
This is especially important if you do not have a vent or fan to adequately circulate the air in this part of your home. If you use your attic for storage, go through the boxes and start cleaning out things you don’t need. Check for droppings from rodents as this could serve to be a bigger issue. Check and ensure there is proper ventilation, and no leaks. For a complete list of items to check in your attic, click here.
If you’re looking for something new this Summer, allow one of our seasoned Advisors to assist you with your buying and/or selling needs. We love to help you find the perfect place to call home! Call us at 404.845.7724 or visit our website https://evatlanta.com.