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Summer Home Issues and How to Avoid Them

Summer is a difficult time for home ownership as the increase in temperature and humidity can lead to a number of problems for your home. Taking note of these before they become a serious problem is crucial. It can save you from issues that are more difficult to solve. It can also save you a lot of money in expensive repairs. Here are some signs to watch out for in summer:

1. Infestation

Summer is unfortunately the time for infestation as the high heat can drive many pests indoors. Moreover, the long summer months mean that it is warm out for longer, and insects and other critters get a long time to breed and infest. In summer, your rat problem might become more pronounced, and this is a cause for concern. Rats carry with them pathogens and parasites. You might also get ants, termites, bedbugs, and fleas carried in by warm weather and pets. The best way to avoid these is to watch out for signs early on, such as dust tailings. Try different types of solutions such as bug bombs. If it gets totally out of hand, then knowing when to call the exterminator is also important.

2. Cracks in the concrete

Concrete can crack for various reasons such as if the calculation while mixing was off and there was too much water in the mix. Sometimes, concrete left out in the extreme cold can cause it to develop cracks. It can also happen in the dry summer months due to concrete drying too fast and forming cracks. Fortunately, there are many ways to repair concrete cracks, both narrow and wide. You can purchase concrete crack repair products and fill in the cracks or install rods and then fill in the cracks. Once painted over, they will be barely noticeable.

3. Mould

This loves to grow in the hot and humid summer months. It is very important to take precautions to prevent this from happening. If the temperature gets too hot, you have to turn on your air-conditioning system to prevent mould growth. But this can lead to condensation forming either on the walls or due to leaks in the air conditioning exhaust pipe. You also have to watch out for rain as it can cause water to pool or leak into the house, leading to mould. Dark and damp places such as the basement are particularly susceptible. If mould grows, you must contact a professional service to get it removed.

4. HVAC issues

House during summer

These can plague you throughout summer, causing misery and money. If your AC is not cooling properly, the most common cause is usually a blockage in the outer unit due to dust or other organic material. Also, check if your AC is getting enough airflow.

Summer is the ideal time to explore all the possibilities of your home, such as outdoor patios and pools. With a little attention to details that can trouble you with repair issues, you can enjoy the season without any worries.

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