6 Things to Put on Your Home Maintenance Checklist This Summer.

 Your home is more than a place to live—it’s where life happens.

At Harmony Home Concierge, we know that summertime is the perfect opportunity to begin revitalizing your home. From cleaning often-overlooked places like gutters and air ducts, to restoring the shine and transparency of your windows, proper home maintenance is not only good for the value of your home—a well-maintained home is also good for your health.

That’s why we’ve put together a comprehensive summer home maintenance checklist. At Harmony Home Concierge, we bring not only our experience and professionalism to your home, but also our passion for healthy and happy homes to every client.

Contact us today, so we can help make your home a place where life happens.

1. Restore Your Deck and Siding

First impressions are everything in life and business…and real estate. Over the fall and winter months, your home’s exterior will get covered by seasonal buildup, which can negatively impact the beauty and overall health of your home.

Power-washing your home’s exterior is essential. A great power-washing not only increases your home’s curb appeal, but also reduces harmful outdoor contaminants!

Grime, black algae, and gasoline pollutants can cover the home’s exterior and sidewalks. Many of these contaminants are allergens that cause uncomfortable allergic reactions, making the summer allergy season even worse. They can also impact the air quality of a home, which is why power-washing is not only an important step in keeping your home beautiful, but also in keeping you and your family healthy.

This summer, you’ll also want your deck—a place where family and friends enjoy the outdoors—to pop. As one of the main exterior features of the home, a grimy deck is easily noticeable from a distance. Harmony Home Concierge’s power-washing service will restore the color and appearance of your deck, while making it a healthier and more pleasant outdoor space for you and your loved ones.

2. Wash Your Windows Inside and Out

One of the most common issues with homes after the winter and spring seasons is dirty and smudged windows. You’ve invested money in your home, so why let grime and buildup ruin your otherwise beautiful view?

Clean windows are not only healthy in terms of buildup—clear and transparent windows also allow more light into the home, allowing the beauty of your home’s interior to truly shine.

It’s crucial to bring in professional window cleaners not only because of the amount of work required, but to ensure your windows are completely streak-free and scratch-free. Cleaning second- and third-story windows is also hazardous, something a professional can handle with ease.

3. Clean Your Gutters

Your gutters are not only a fixture to control the flow of water in the summertime. While many people often think of only cleaning out their gutters during the fall, your home gutters may turn out to be an ideal nesting spot for summer pests.

Termites, mosquitoes, and various types of birds see a great nesting opportunity in dirty gutters. Mosquitoes can carry disease, and termites can degrade the structural integrity of the fascia, or wooden planks that hold up your roof.

Termites can also eat away the soffits of your home—whether that be the underside of a balcony, an archway, or otherwise. You could be potentially saving yourself the pain of major repair and maintenance costs down the road with professionally-cleaned gutters.

4. Maintain Your Pool

Having a pool makes the summer months bearable, enjoyable, and fun. But, badly-maintained pools not only affect the value of your home—they can be harmful to your health as well.

Pools require proper chemical balancing and additional work to keep it from being a breeding ground for bacteria and bugs. That means keeping your pool well-maintained is a step forward in ensuring you and your family can enjoy a healthy and pleasurable swim.

Professional pool cleaning services will bring expertise in chemical balancing, as well as a keen eye to ensure your pool doesn’t double as a place where insects and other pests breed. Be sure to choose the best professional for quality of service, punctuality, and peace of mind.

5. Clear Your Air Ducts

Do you have pets? Are you in a high-pollen area? Are you sensitive to mildew and mold? Then you need to ensure your air ducts are clean.

The air in your home circulates through the premises many times a day. Contaminants that hang in the air—pet dander, mold and mildew, and others—will also buildup and circulate throughout the home, leading to lower air quality for you and your family.

Professional air duct cleaning services vastly improve the air quality of your home. With higher air quality comes less allergens, better respiration, and a more restful sleep.

6. Inspect for Pests

Homes are perfect places for pests. Whether it be mice or termites, or even cockroaches and other unwelcome guests, pest control can make the difference between a healthy home and a medical and structural nightmare.

Finding the source of pests is the most important part of ensuring your home is pest-free. A professional pest-control service will look for holes in the walls, access from the outside, and signs of pest damage, such as droppings and degraded wood.

Especially with termites, your home’s structural integrity is at risk. This could mean huge repair costs in your future if you don’t have a professional pest-control service to ensure the safety and health of your home.

It’s also crucial to note how pests are dealt with. Ridding the home of pests usually requires the use of harmful chemicals, something only a pest-control professional knows how to properly use. Misuse of chemicals can be extremely hazardous to you and your family, so bringing a professional on board is not only a step towards making your home pest-free, but also keeping you and your family healthy and safe.

Let Us Help You

At Harmony Home Concierge, we treat your home’s maintenance like we would our own. Through our efficient home-maintenance scheduling system, we keep track of when and how your home will be maintained for your health and well-being.

We work around your life so you can spend yours doing what you need, and what you love. If you’re ready to optimize the beauty, value, and health of your home, give Harmony Home Concierge a call today—we work on your schedule, with only the best for you and yours in mind.

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