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Summer Home Maintenance Tips for Inner Loop Houston Homes

June 5, 2024
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As summer approaches, it’s the perfect time to prepare your home for the new season so you can enjoy life in and around your Inner Loop Houston homes community. By tackling a few essential maintenance tasks, you can ensure your home is a beautiful, relaxing retreat all summer long. Here are some tips to get your home in tip-top shape so you can enjoy the season without a lengthy to-do list.

  1. Deep clean and declutter – Begin with clearing out clutter and giving your home a thorough deep clean. Focus on wiping down countertops, baseboards, and ceiling fans to remove dust and grime. Don’t forget to clean your trash cans, both inside and out, to eliminate odors and create a fresh environment.
  2. Check safety devices – Ensure your smoke detectors, carbon monoxide detectors, and fire extinguishers are in good working order. Replace batteries as needed to keep your home safe.
  3. Optimize air circulation – Wipe down your ceiling fans and reverse their direction to rotate counterclockwise, creating a cooling downdraft. Change your air filters, which should be done monthly or every 90 days, to maintain air quality and efficiency.
  4. Inspect Windows and Doors – Wash the inside and outside of your windows for a clearer view and to let in more sunlight. Check the seals on doors and windows for leaks and reseal if necessary to keep your home energy efficient.
  5. Maintain appliances – Clean your washing machine to remove any buildup and ensure it functions properly. Don’t forget to clean your dryer vents to prevent fire hazards. Also, hire a professional to check your air conditioner to ensure it’s working efficiently.
  6. Touch up paint – Summer is an excellent time to do paint touch-ups around your home. Inspect both the interior and exterior walls for any chips, cracks, or peeling paint. A fresh coat of paint can instantly enhance your home’s appearance and protect surfaces from the elements.
  7. Outdoor upkeep – Check your gutters for debris and clean them out. Inspect your roof to ensure shingles are in place and there are no leaks. Power wash the driveway, sidewalk, and siding to remove dirt and grime.
  8. Lawn and patio care – Mow the lawn, prune plants, trim trees and hedges, and lay down mulch to keep your yard looking pristine. Clean outdoor patio furniture and replace seat cushions if needed. Inspect your grill and patio or deck for any necessary repairs
  9. Final touches – Make sure all appliances, sinks, and toilets are functioning correctly. These small maintenance tasks can prevent bigger issues down the line.

By following these summer maintenance tips, you can enjoy your home without worrying about lingering chores. For those looking to move into a new Sandcastle home this summer, we have an array of available Inner Loop Houston homes for sale. Call us at 281-543-6360 to discover your dream home.

 

 

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This post was written by Sandcastle Homes

I just moved into my new Sandcastle home and I think it’s a wonderful place to live. They have been very helpful, particularly Lynette and Steve. From the owner Mike Salomen down, it has been a truly positive experience. I would highly recommend anyone who wants to buy a new home that is built of high quality to consider this home builder.

Neal Massey

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