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Summer is supposed to be a more relaxing season, with more free time. Why don't you use that free time to give your home some summer maintenance and get it ready for the heat? Here's how you can do it. Summer, one of the most awaited seasons is finally coming and with it come picnics, BBQs, pool time, sunny days, and hotter weather. But summer is more than just a season of fun and vacations, it’s also a great moment to give your home some well-deserved maintenance. The following tips Daniel’s DKI brings you are to prevent any damages and improve your home’s appearance in Palm Desert. Enjoy the sunny California weather while keeping your home in top shape for the rest of the year.

Easy Home Fixes to Perform This Summer in Palm Desert

Keep Cool and Reduce Costs

One downside of summer weather is that when the temperature rises, so does your energy bill. With the heat you need to find ways to keep cool and avoid summer dehydration, not having to expend extra money could be a great plus. Make a few changes at home like using reflective film or specialized blinds and curtains on your windows to keep the heat from coming inside your house. You can also turn the blades on your ceiling fans counter-clockwise so they  will tilt upwards and push the cool air down, keeping the room cooler. You’ll be able to set the air conditioner lower and cut down energy costs.

Service Your AC

You’re going to be blasting your AC to get away from the summer heat, so it is prime time to get it cleaned. Call a technician to come over and clean your air filter, they should also inspect the ducts for any leaks that may prevent your unit from cooling as it should.

Clean the Gutters

Summer usually brings rains and your gutters need to be able to take the water pressure. With all the debris that’s been gathering up through the whole year, your gutters are most likely clogged and in need of a good cleaning. You can do it on your own by using a trowel to scoop out all the junk clogging them up. After that, use a garden hose to flush out the gutters. Gently use the water hose (with less pressure) to wash out the downspouts. You can cover your gutters with a wire mesh guard to prevent too much debris from gathering there. Don’t forget that you should never let your ladder lean against the gutter or near electrical wires. If you’re not feeling up to the task, gutter cleaning and drain unclogging are part of Daniel’s DKI’s many home restoration options in Palm Desert. Just give them a call at (760) 320-2128 and they can do it for you.

Check Your Roof

Climb on your roof to inspect the area, look for any loose shingles or obvious roof damage. While you’re there, clean off any debris you may find there. Spring and early summer are the most cost-effective times to fix your roof, before the weather gets too hot. It’s better to repair shingles before they lead to a leak.

Liven Up Your Paint Job

Maybe repainting your home is not something you can afford right now, but that doesn’t mean you can spruce up your paint job. You can use a power washer and mild detergent to clean your home’s exterior. Removing dirt, cobwebs, bird droppings, and other garbage will certainly make your property look better. It also gives you the opportunity to check if everything is in order or if you need to do any fixing and mending.

Clear You Dryer Vent

Did you know a clogged dryer vents can be a serious fire hazard? If the vents are clogged with lint and dust, a fire can happen. Get a vent-cleaning brush kit, which is more thorough than cleaning with a vacuum. Use the smaller brush to remove as much dust and dirt as possible from the dryer’s lint trap. Then unplug the dryer duct from the wall and the dryer to remove anything that can clog it.

Check Your Fridge

Make some space for all those cool summery treats by cleaning your fridge and freezer. There’s probably some stuff there you won’t be consuming. Check them over for leaks as well.

Call Daniel’s DKI for all Your Summer Home Restoration Projects in Palm Desert

Most summer preventive maintenance tasks can easily be done on your own, still it’s always nice to know that someone has your back for whatever home restoration mission you’re on. If you need some help with any maintenance job in Palm Desert, call Daniel’s DKI to do it for you. Their number is (760) 320-2128, give them a call so they can guide you in the best course of action to keep your home in good shape.