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How to Prepare for the Summer Heat

Before you know it, summer will arrive at your front door — which means that it’s time to start preparing your home for that climbing temperature! While it might seem as if you can simply flick on that AC switch and call it a day, there’s so much more that needs to be done before then. To thoroughly prepare for those warmer days, here are a few things to add to your to-do list:

Schedule AC Maintenance

When was the last time you scheduled central air conditioning maintenance with a professional? If you can’t recall when that was, then it’s time to pick up the phone and schedule an appointment!

AC maintenance will not only help keep your system healthy and efficient, but a technician will be able to spot any potential problems before they get worse. For those looking to cut costs, regular maintenance appointments will help save money in the long run, while keeping your home as cool as can be all summer long.

Check On Your Outdoor Plumbing

This tends to be a missed step for many homeowners, but it’s one of the most essential steps in the equation. Just like your indoor plumbing, outdoor plumbing needs to be checked from top to bottom. Ignoring it altogether can result in some unpleasant surprises.

First and foremost, you’ll want to make sure that all hose bibbs are in tip-top shape and don’t have any cracks or signs of wear. Next, turn the water on to check if it flows and that there aren’t any surprise leaks in the pipework. If you happen to notice anything out of the norm, then it’s crucial to call in a plumber to examine and repair the problem at hand.

Clean Out the Gutters

In a perfect world, the gutters on your home would be clean 24/7, free from blockages and letting water flow evenly to the ground. However, that’s not typically the case for many of them. If you’re looking to prevent water damage to both the outside and inside of your home, then you’ll want to clean them out right away.

If you don’t feel comfortable getting up on a ladder or don’t have a buddy to supervise, then it’s best to call in a professional to make sure that your gutters are good to go!

Need Help Checking a Few Items Off of Your To-Do List?

If you run into any problems with your home’s plumbing, heating, or cooling, and prefer to forgo the DIY route, our technicians are here to help! Visit our website to learn more about the services that we offer here at Pipe Wrench Plumbing, Heating & Cooling, Inc., or call (865) 518-7008 to speak with a representative directly.