Summer Home Maintenance for Texas Homes
Summers in Texas are hard on your home and it's more important than ever to keep up with home maintenance tasks. Here are some examples of summer home maintenance that we recommend:
1. Clean Vent Registers
Your A/C is getting a workout this summer so it needs a little extra love. Condensation around vents because of the extreme temperature differential between inside and outside can create a breeding ground for mold. Would you feel safe to breathe the air in this house?
2. Water Your Foundation
One of the reasons we have so much foundation trouble in our area is because of our soil. During the summer, black clay soil gets super dry and constricts, which can cause it to pull away from the foundation. You want to keep your foundation damp around the perimeter of your home, not wet. Here's a house that hasn't seen a drop of water in awhile:
3. Check For Outdoor Leaks
During the summer when water bills are high, it's a good idea to make sure you're not wasting water anywhere. Even a slight drip or pinhole leak in a hose can cause a lot of water usage. A leaky faucet could lead to bigger problems, as in this video:
Take care of your home seasonally with these home maintenance tips to keep it running efficiently and save on costly repairs.