Summer is a wonderful time of the year, but it can also bring about unique challenges for homeowners. As the weather begins to heat up, it is essential to make sure that your property is ready to handle the hot temperatures, high humidity, and potential storms. Here are some tips on how to prepare your home for summer and what can go wrong during the season.

Inspect Your Roof And Gutters

Summer storms can bring heavy rain and strong winds, which can cause damage to your roof and gutters. Inspect your roof for any signs of damage or wear and tear, and make any necessary repairs. Clean out your gutters and downspouts to ensure that rainwater can flow freely away from your property.

Keep Pests At Bay

Summer is the time when pests like mosquitoes, ants, and cockroaches thrive. Take steps to keep them away from your property, such as sealing up cracks and holes, trimming back overgrown vegetation, and storing food in airtight containers.

Prepare For Hurricanes

Charleston is no stranger to hurricanes, and the Atlantic hurricane season runs from June to November. Make sure that you have an emergency kit prepared, including non-perishable food, water, first aid supplies, and a battery-powered radio. Consider investing in hurricane shutters or impact-resistant windows to protect your property from wind damage.

Check Your Air Conditioning System

The first thing you should do to prepare for summer is to check your air conditioning system. You don’t want to be caught without a working AC unit in the middle of a heatwave. Change the air filters, clear the outside unit of debris, and consider having a professional inspection to ensure everything is in working order.

Be Mindful Of Water Usage

During the hot summer months, it’s easy to use more water than usual, especially if you have a pool or garden to tend to. Be mindful of your water usage and try to conserve it wherever possible. Fix any leaks promptly, and consider installing low-flow fixtures and appliances.

By following these tips and staying vigilant, you can keep your home safe and comfortable all summer long. If you need help renting your property, reach out to CREC at (843) 574-9100.