Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Summer Home Maintenance Tips

(Originally posted July 2013)

Now that we are in the "Dog Days" of summer with high levels of heat and humidity, it's important to think about what effects the weather has on your home.  More specifically, the interior of your home.

Interior humidity can promote rot, attract pests (such as ants, dust mites, termites and cockroaches) and produce mold growth.  It's best to run air conditioning and/or a dehumidifier in the summer to reduce these risks. However, if you aren't able to do these things, there are other options to reduce the humidity level in your home/

Make sure you use the ventilation fans in your home.  You should have one in each bathroom, over the stove and in your attic.  In addition, ceiling fans or box fans can help bring down humidity levels.

If you have area rugs and are able to, store them during the summer.  Carpets reduce air quality and trap moisture.

Stay tuned for more home maintenance tips and home remodeling trends. As always, feel free to contact us if we can help with any of your building or remodeling needs.