5 Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Long Island Home

It’s the season of spending time outdoors around the clock, which presents the perfect opportunity to assess your home and ensure it’s in top condition. Proper maintenance will help you protect your most significant investment and avoid costly home repairs. Not to mention, a well-maintained home will be a comfortable and safe home that grants you ongoing peace of mind. Here are five essential summer maintenance tips from your trusted Long Island home inspector, GreenLInk Home Inspections.

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1. Clean Your Gutters and Downspouts 

Summer is the optimal time for your gutters and downspouts’ first cleaning of the year. You’ll need to clear out any debris that could result in clogs blocking the water flow. If water is left to pool in your gutters, it could cause damage to your roof or your home’s foundation. Fortunately, we are experienced in engineering if you have any structural damage.

2. Check and Service Your HVAC System 

As your HVAC system transitions to keeping your home cool all summer, you must ensure it’s up to the task. You should schedule a professional to come and service your system to ensure it’s running efficiently, as well as change your air filter. It’s better to keep it serviced consistently than for it to get flagged on a future home inspection report as an issue.

3. Inspect Your Roof for Any Damage 

Summer is the season of severe storms, and you need to monitor your roof for potential damage. If you notice any missing or damaged shingles, you must let a professional address those issues immediately. Putting it off could worsen the damage’s extent, leading to more extensive repairs down the road.

4. Maintain the Landscaping Around Your House

A well-maintained lawn and landscaping will enhance your home’s aesthetic appeal and make it stand out to future buyers. While caring for your outdoor space, ensure at least 12 inches between your house and any vegetation as a best practice.

5. Schedule Your Pool and Spa Inspection 

Is your swimming pool due for an inspection? Rest assured that our experts will evaluate all of the elements of your pool to ensure it is safe, in accordance with the American Society of Home Inspectors Auxiliary Standards of Professional Practice for Residential Swimming Pool and Spa Inspections.

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GreenLInk Home Inspections offers various services to help you understand the condition of your home or commercial property. In fact, we have assessed thousands of Long Island homes throughout the last 20 years. Contact us today at (516) 774-4565 to schedule a home inspection or request a quote. We serve homeowners in Suffolk County, Nassau County, Seaford, Massapequa, and Merrick.