As the summer brings warmer weather to BC, it’s time to get outside and enjoy the sunshine. It’s also a great time to update your home, and the following home maintenance tasks are a great way to also keep your home safe from issues and house insurance claims. Keep your home up to date and safe at the same time!
Trim Outside Plants
A nicely kept garden not only provides curb appeal but can also help keep your property less prone to insects and pests. Take a walk around the perimeter of your home to ensure no plants are too close or touching the home. This will prevent insects and pests from crawling your home, and will also keep plants roots further away from your home too. Keeping your plants properly trimmed can also help lower your home’s risks from wildfires spreading!
Inspect All Windows
Cleaning your windows now and then will keep them bright and clear, but don’t forget to inspect your window’s caulking sealing too. This waterproof barrier between your windows and the rest of your home help keep water, moisture and other things from entering the home. Do a quick inspection of your windows’ interior and exterior, and re-caulk where needed if you see any signs of wear and tear.
Check Home Exterior / Paint
Inspect the exterior of your home for any signs of major wear and tear, damage or concerns. If there are any issues, ensure a professional fix. Even something as simple as peeling paint should be investigated. A good touch-up where needed now and then can go a long way in ensuring the home is safe and well-kept.
Inspect Roof and Attic
Take a look at your roof to ensure it looks OK. Safely climb on top for a closer look too. Get the roof fixed right away if there are any signs of serious damage, mold, major wear and tear, or any other concerns – and ensure a job well done. Also, check your attic on a rainy day to double-check and ensure there are no leaks. The last thing you want is a leak in your home!
Clear Perimeter Drain and Gutter
While you’re on top of your roof, take a look at your gutters and permitter drain. Remove any excess plants, junk, dirt, and debris that may be in your home’s gutters as this may cause water blockage which can encourage leaks and mold. This is a common summer home maintenance task on most lists.
Contact Us For More Tips!
If you have any questions about the tasks listed above and how they may help keep you and your home safe form insurance claims, we encourage you to contact us. We’d be happy to help answer any questions you may have, and we can always provide you with free quotes too!