Summer is finally here and that means it’s time to sit back and enjoy the nice weather! Although you’ll be able to do plenty of relaxing on weekends and evenings, there are still plenty of things to do to prevent major issues this summer.
Here are a few costly mistakes that homeowners make in the early days of summer that often result in stressful times.
Not focusing on pest prevention
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), Americans spend between $1 billion and $2 billion on termite control and repairs alone. Despite this high spending on pest control services, far too many homeowners never walk around their home in the early weeks of summer, and their homes end up becoming excellent landing spots for pest infestations. Rather than just hoping pests never make their way into your home, you should consult with a credible pest control company and keep any and all bugs off your property. By speaking with an experienced pest control company, you’ll be able to hire an exterminator who can get rid of any pest that has found its way into your home. Don’t wait until it’s too late; have your home inspected right away.
Neglecting your air conditioners
Perhaps the only thing more annoying and horrifying than a pest infestation is a busted AC unit during the dog days of summer. Make sure that you regularly take a look at each of your AC units to see if anything strange is happening. If you notice any weird sounds or smells, or if it’s just not working as well as it should, get professional help right away. If you want to have that relaxing summer that you deserve, you’re going to need a working AC unit or two, so get them fixed.
Forgetting about your gutters
In the months before the summer, rain, snow, ice, and anything else might’ve accumulated inside your gutters. If you don’t thoroughly clean out your gutters every few months, you run the risk of your home sustaining serious damage. Contact a professional if you need help cleaning your gutters but the sooner you clean them the better!
Don’t start your summer shelling out cash on expensive home repairs and dealing with bugs running around. That’s not how to properly relax. Get your gutters cleaned, have your AC units inspected, and contact a trusted pest control company right away!