home maintenance

Even with temperatures rising and falling sporadically, it’s still spring time! With the start of a new season, you’ll want to take a look at these simple home maintenance tips below if you’re a homeowner. If you don’t own a home, give it a read anyway since it never hurts to know a bit more about what to look for as the season changes.

Home Maintenance Tip 1: Keeping A Roof Over Your Head

Once the ice and snow have gone away for the winter, you’ll want to take a closer look at your roof before summer. You’ll want to inspect the shingles for damage. The good news is that problems like loose, peeling, or cracked shingles don’t require a professional eye to spot. If you identify any problems with your shingles, you’ll need to consult a professional roofer to take a look and make recommendations. Of course, we’re not encouraging you to climb onto your roof if you’re not comfortable, so remember to always hire the right help when you need it.

Home Maintenance Tip 2: Gutter Check Time

As long as you’re inspecting your roof for any problem with your shingles, don’t forget to peek at your gutters before you climb down to solid ground. Remember, frozen gutters can wreak havoc in the winter and even result in water finding its way into your attic. Also, downspouts and drainage should lead water away from your home. If your gutters don’t look right and there isn’t much you can do, please consult with a professional before they get booked up with much larger summer home repairs.

Home Maintenance Tip 3: Your Chimney Should Be Clear

Before you climb down from the roof, there is one thing left to check. The chimney! Don’t worry, this is quite simple as you can only check for any visible cracks and should call a certified chimney sweep to handle any annual cleanup.

Home Maintenance Tip 4: Sealing Concrete Cracks

Whether it’s your driveway, patio, walkway, or just surrounding your pool, you’ll want to take a quick walk around and check for any cracks. Concrete can be easily repaired, depending on the size of course. For smaller ones, various concrete fillers will do the job, or silicone caulk. Be sure to wash away any excess debris from your fillers once they settled and seal the concrete before the spring and summer are over.

Home Maintenance Tip 5: Stay Cool For The Summer

You might be grateful for the warmer temperatures, but soon you’ll need that air conditioner to be running properly. Rather than tinker with it yourself, leave that to a professional. At Phoenix Heating & Cooling, we have spent over 30 years perfecting our HVAC skills to include a variety of maintenance and repairs. Contact us 647-243-3570! We’d be more than happy to help, and we’re available 24/7 for your convenience. Being a homeowner might come with a lot of responsibility, but the right air conditioning professional can go a long way in making home maintenance easier for you.