Summer may be the time to relax, but that doesn’t mean you should neglect your home while you spend your days chillaxin’ away.

The heat and dryness of the weather can affect different parts of your house— from your foundation, to your exterior and interior. 

Don’t worry. We know it’s not fun spending the whole summer just doing home maintenance. So here’s a quick guide to help you out! 

When it comes to home maintenance, there are 5 main tasks to remember: Check, Repair, Replace, Revamp, and Call for Help (or CRRRC, for short). 



The first step is to check and inspect your house for damage or signs of damage. Some of them may be obvious (and have probably been driving you nuts), but some of them may require keen senses to notice. 

Here are some of the things you can look out for:




Mold and moisture

Unpleasant smells 




If you notice any signs of damage as you walk around your property, take note or take a picture of them. That way you can remember where they are when you get to the next steps. 

Speaking of next steps, these tasks are optional. You can choose which steps to take depending on the severity of the damage, your capabilities, time and even budget. 




One of your options is to repair the damage yourself. However, if the problem is serious— like a wide gap in between your floors and walls— it’s better to call the professionals immediately. 

Here are some of the quick fixes you can easily DIY: 

Sealing hairline cracks

Repairing broken door handles 

Recaulking around windows, doors, etc. 

Repairing hinges

Unclogging drains, pipes, etc. 

Sealing leaks 

Fixing broken light fixtures

Fixing broken drawers

Sealing holes 

Fixing gutters

And more!


Some things may be damaged beyond repair or they just need to be routinely replaced. In that case, take note of them too and buy replacements as soon as you can. 

However, replacing some things— like your foundation— may require the assistance of professionals. If you don’t have the capabilities to replace them yourself, it’s best to ask for help. 

Here are some of the things that are easy to replace: 


Batteries (Don’t forget your fire alarms, carbon monoxide detector, etc.) 


Drawer slides




Some things around your home just drive you crazy, not because they’re damaged, but because they don’t look appealing to you anymore. 

You don’t always need to replace these items though. Instead, you can revamp them and make them look like new. Or, you know, a good deep clean helps too! 



If you notice severe damages to your home, you can skip the other steps and call a professional immediately. It’s better to take quick action than to wait longer and compromise the safety and comfort of your home. 

These are some signs you can look out for: 

Wide gaps between your floors and walls 

Long cracks in your walls

Sinking floors

Leaning walls 

Crumbling concrete or brick 

Wood rot

If you’re unsure about the cause of the damage or how to deal with it, call trusted and experienced professionals to do the job for you. 

Choose reliable experts that provide honest advice, friendly service, and high quality repairs. Call 980-250-2711 and schedule a free estimate of your home now.