We love summer. We love the smell of freshly cut grass, the sound of ice cream vans rolling down our street at the same time every day and the chance to get your besties over for a good time barbecue bash where they supply the booze and you cook the food. We love the scent of suncream, the look of happiness etched into our kid's faces as they play in the garden and taking spontaneous road trips to the beach. We love the music, the energy, the everything. But there is one teeny-tiny little downer that we can’t stand - warmer weather home maintenance.
There’s always something that has to try and ruin the party isn’t there and, well, in the summer it tends to be the sort of home repairs that months of outdoor fun and sunshine bring about.
Thankfully, we’ve gone and made a list of top tips to help you take care of those common problems and stop your home falling into costly disrepair by the summer ends and the fall ushers in slightly more severe weather.
A Few Summer Home Maintenance Projects You Don't Want To Avoid
3. Mold And Mildew
In case you weren’t aware, the summer is hot, and that heat and humidity can cause mold and mildew to start growing on the outside of your home. This isn’t good. It’s not bad if you act quickly, but it will start to drag in more and more dollar bills the longer you leave it. Our advice: get yourself a diluted bleach solution and start scrubbing at any area you’ve spotted. Just make sure you protect the other bits of your home from this bleach before you start getting on Defender of the Galaxy - move your plants away from the area, cover your decking with a tarpaulin sheet, and protect your grass. It’s also worth pruning any shrubs and trees that are near your home to prevent any mold and mildew from growing in the future.
They’re the big issues you’ll want to get done and dusted. The costly ones. But it’s still not a complete list by any stretch of the imagination. To completely protect your home, you’ll also want to prune any overgrown trees and shrubs near your home, check the chimney and roof tiles, give your windows and doors a quick sand down and a new lick of paint, and refinish any external timber. Do all that and you home will be sitting pretty for another year.
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