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4 Steps to Protecting Your Property During the Hot Months

Protect Home ris media updated June 14, 2024

Protecting your property during the hot months is essential for maintaining its value and comfort. Here are four steps to ensure your home and yard are well-protected:

  1. HVAC Inspections: Schedule a professional inspection of your air conditioning unit and HVAC system before the peak of summer. This ensures that your units are in optimal working condition and helps prevent costly emergency repairs during hot weather. By addressing any issues early, you can avoid being placed on a waiting list for repairs when temperatures soar.

  2. Lawn Protection: Maintain the health of your lawn by regularly feeding it with a slow-release fertilizer every 6-8 weeks. However, be cautious not to over-fertilize during hot weather, as this can damage your lawn. Adjust your sprinkler settings to meet the watering needs of your lawn, taking into account variations in climate and seasonal rainfall. Keeping your lawn healthy helps it withstand pests, drought, and other challenges.

  3. Weatherproofing and Small Animal Prevention: Seal any cracks and gaps in your home's exterior to prevent pests, insects, and moisture from entering. Use caulk or weatherstripping to seal openings and install steel mesh over larger openings to deter small animals from accessing your home. Weatherproofing not only improves energy efficiency but also protects your home from potential damage caused by pests and weather.

  4. Outdoor Furniture and Equipment: Inspect and clean outdoor furniture and equipment before outdoor entertaining begins. Check for any safety defects or damage to patio sets, lawn games, swing sets, and other items. Clean outdoor furniture cushions, surfaces, and tighten any loose screws or fittings to ensure they are safe and in good condition for use.

By following these steps, you can protect your property and enjoy a comfortable and inviting outdoor space during the hot months.

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