Summer has been flying by and back to school season will arrive before we know it! Now is the perfect time to relax and enjoy some of the best weather our state has to offer. Additionally, it’s a great time to make a manageable to-do-list to give yourself a head start for a smooth transition into the fall. Investing a small amount of time in your home over the next month will ensure that your house is fully ready for the new season! Here is our mid-summer to-do-list for Maryland homeowners.
Give Your Home a Check-Up
After a summer full of evening storms and rain, you should take the time to inspect the exterior of your home. Is your roof missing shingles? Now is the time to repair or replace your roofing. If you have a slate roof, don’t wait until harsh winter weather arrives to replace shingles, reline valleys, install snow guards, and repair flashing. Are there tree branches or limbs hanging over your roof? Trim them now before the next big storm wreaks havoc!
Clean Out Your Gutters
Is debris slowing the drainage of your gutters? This may not pose any noticeable issues now, but that will change before we know it. The leaves will be turning beautiful shades of yellow, orange, and red soon and making their descent to the ground…and into your gutters.
Gutter cleaning is an essential part of your mid-summer yard maintenance. If debris and leaves are already building up in your gutters, fall rains and winter snow will surely cause major issues like basement flooding, standing water, mold/ mildew growth, and siding damage.
Prepare Your HVAC System
At some point in late August or early September, you will likely be turning on your heating system for the first time in order to test it out for the fall and winter ahead. What you may not realize is that you could also be due to have your ducts and vents cleaned. Lint, debris and allergens in your vents drastically lower the air quality once the heating system is on, so beat the rush of fall and have your ducts and vents professionally cleaned in late summer!
Fix Your Summertime Chimney Issues with Clean Sweep Maryland
Clean Sweep Maryland has the professional equipment necessary to remove any amount of creosote from your chimney, along with performing repairs to your chimney, your liner or your insulation. Call Clean Sweep Maryland today at 410-558-1111 for professional chimney sweep, dryer vent cleaning, air duct cleaning and gutter cleaning services designed to keep your home in wonderful condition and your family safe.