With summer on its way, now is the time to start thinking about what work can be done in your home. Your home and surroundings will need some love and care throughout the year to keep things in good condition and working as they should be. Here are some tips to getting a head start this summer.


Decks and Verandahs

Throughout summer, decks and verandas tend to get a lot more use. For this reason, it is important to keep your decks and verandahs protected.

Check for any damage to boards while paying particular attention to any protruding nails. Should you find any boards that need to be repaired, acting now can save you a lot of hassle. Nails that are protruding should be hammered back down immediately, as it is a safety hazard and can lead to serious injury.  It’s a good idea to keep your deck oiled/varnished every 12 months; applying a coat of oil or varnish will help keep your deck and veranda fresh and protected throughout the year.


Solar Panels

Solar panels are a great investment to help keep your electricity bills down. During summer, you will get the most use and benefit out of your solar panels. Over time however, solar panels can get dirty and may even have moss growing over them after the winter. When this happens, solar panels cannot perform at their optimum level. It is a good idea to hire professionals to get on your roof to give your solar panels a thorough clean. While they are up there, they will also be able to check for any damage or wear and tear.


Air conditioners

It seems like it would be impossible to survive a summer nowadays without an air conditioner.  Air Conditioners are a lifesaver during the whole year but especially in summertime. It is essential to keep your air conditioner in good working condition for optimum performance and safety. Throughout their use, air conditioners can get dirt and mold buildups within the filters and fan.

Hire a professional air conditioning cleaning company to service and clean your air conditioner, making it ready for summer. Servicing and cleaning your air conditioner every six months will aid in its lifespan and help with electricity bills. An air conditioner that is serviced and cleaned every six months will not need to work as hard to cool or heat a room.


Swimming Pools

There is nothing more relaxing than chilling with your friends and family in the pool on a hot summer’s day. As you would expect, pools get a lot of use throughout summer yet tend to be somewhat neglected beforehand.

Now is the perfect time to have your pool serviced. Hire a professional to come out to give a complete service of your pool. Your pool will be cleaned, and all components checked to ensure they are working to their optimum performance. Not only that, but your pool’s chemical levels will be checked and adjusted to make the water safe for you, your family, and friends. It is recommended that you have your pool checked once a month during summer.


Pest Inspection

You may not think having a pest inspection performed on our home for summer is necessary. However, performing a pest inspection of your home each year can aid in ensuring you and your home are safe from any unwanted threats. Getting an expert team like Coastal Building Inspections to perform an inspection of your home will put your mind at ease about any unseen issues that can arise from unwanted pests.


Getting through these steps now will help to have a seamless and stressless transition into summer this year.