Summer has arrived, and that means there has never been a better time to do some routine cleanup and custom home maintenance around your living space. Although the weather might be hot, summer is one of the best times to make sure your custom home is still in as good of shape as it was when it was built. Since all our homes are airpLUS certified, we decided to give you some of their healthy housing maintenance tips. Make sure to tackle a few maintenance tasks before you head out on vacation. Here are some of the best custom home maintenance tips to consider for this summer.
Keep Everything Dry
Damp custom homes provide a dangerous environment for roaches, dust mites, molds, and rodents. All of these pests can trigger or worsen asthma. Moisture can also damage the building materials within your entire home. Check out the pipes within your custom home to ensure that none of these pests or allergens are invading. Other spots to check are your landscape in your yards. Make sure they’re trimmed up, so pests don’t work their way too close to the interior of your home.
Keep Everything Clean
Cleaner homes reduce the chances of pests infesting and exposure to any contaminants. Routine cleaning in high-contact areas like your kitchen flooring, living rooms, and bedrooms will help.
Keep Everything Safe
Injuries such as burns, falls, and poisonings frequently occur in your home, especially if you have children or seniors living with you. Make sure to keep an extra eye out for them, and ensure that all the appliances within your custom home are working properly to prevent any accidents.
Keep Your Temperature Under Control
Homes that don’t have balanced and consistent temperatures might place your family at a much-increased risk from exposure to any extreme humidity or heat. Check up and fix your custom home’s HVAC unit if there seem to any problems with it.
Keep Everything Contaminant Free
Levels of contaminants, like lead, radon, asbestos in your ceilings, carbon monoxide, secondhand smoke, and other harmful chemicals, are usually much higher inside your custom home. Consider hiring a professional to check to see if your custom home is dealing with any of these issues.
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