3 Essential Home Maintenance Tips for Summer

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The summer months contain some of the greatest times of the year. The kids are out of school and fun can be found almost anywhere. From parties on the patio to game night in the family room, with a little preparation your summer can be a resounding success. Whether you plan to spend your hours indoors or out, Ned Stevens is here to help.

First Things First

One of the most important elements of surviving the summer is a functional air conditioner. Without it your home will quickly devolve into chaos. Change your air filters leading into the season and keep an eye on them moving forward. Turn the unit on and make sure everything is working properly, with cold air blowing into each room. Check the vents and be sure they are all clear of items that might block airflow. If there is a problem with the AC, you are better off finding out before the hottest day of the year.

Keep the Laundry Room Cool

Once the air conditioning vents are clear and you can be sure no one will get cranky from the heat, it’s time to think about another vent that often gets overlooked. Your dryer collects lint from your clothes, and each time you use it more lint builds up in the vent. Depending on how often you clean your lint trap (You should clean it after every use!) this can happen sooner rather than later.
In addition to the risk of fire and damage to the walls of your home, once the vent is overloaded it will take longer and longer for your clothes dry. This can lead to a buildup of heat in the room and still leave you with clothes that smell like mildew. Ned Stevens professionals can help you schedule your yearly dryer vent cleaning today.

Get Those Gutters Ready

After months of winter storms and spring showers, your gutters can take a real beating. From ice to falling branches and everything in between, the damage can range from something minor to something more severe that will impact the value of your home. During your summer checkup from Ned Stevens, your technician will have the opportunity to look for any damage that needs repair and ensure you are ready for the season to come.

Maintaining a home can be just as stressful as it is rewarding without the proper safeguards in place. But with a little help from Ned Stevens you can carry on with your summer knowing that your home is prepared for whatever the weather brings. Keeping your gutters and dryer vents clean will give you the assurance you need to enjoy the season and stay clear of any unexpected repairs that could have been easily avoided.
Give our professionals at Ned Stevens a call today to schedule your summer checkup!

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