Each month the Sandi Reed Real Estate Group will provide you with a list to keep you on track with those essential home repairs. We want to remind you that maintaining your home does not have to be overwhelming, but it does require some consistent attention.
Summer has arrived! This month we will concentrate on keeping your home in shape to withstand the heat and other issues homes deal with during the Summer season. Some of these projects will only take a few minutes but can make a huge difference as we enter the dog days of summer.
#1 Water the Foundation
We’ve said it before, and we’re saying it again. It sounds dumb – but this is crucial if we are not getting adequate regular rainfall. This will help ward off plumbing and foundation issues. Soaker hoses work well. Just remember to put them about 5’ away from the foundation (not next to it).
#2 Check and Clean Ceiling Fans
Ceiling fans will take a beating in the summer heat. Check your fans to make sure they are spinning in the right direction. You want the fan to blow air straight down, so your ceiling fan needs to run in a counter clockwise direction (as you look up at it). Be sure to balance wobbly fans and dust them as you check them out.
#3 Clean out the Garage and Donate!
Garages tend to accumulate things that you don’t want to throw away, but don’t really need any more. Less is more – donate those useable items to charity. Furniture and useable building materials are gladly accepted at Truman Heritage Habitat for Humanity. They also have a pick-up service to make it easier to donate!
#4 Summer Lawn Care To-Do’s
It’s too hot to add chemical to lawn in July. So, your main job to make sure the lawn gets at least 1” of water per week. Use a rain gauge to keep track. If we don’t get rain, water early in the day to reduce evaporation and fungal growth.
We hope these tips keep you on track. If you have any other questions regarding real estate in Lee’s Summit or anywhere in the greater Kansas City area, give Sandi a call at 816-877-8732, or visit www.SandiReed.com. Licensed in both Missouri and Kansas.