Home Maintenance Tips For The Summer!

 Summertime Home Maintenance Tips

Home Maintenance Tips for Summer

Summer is just right around the corner! Before you head to the beach or out the door to your summer vacation, here are some great home maintenance tips for the summer to do to keep your home in tip-top shape!

  • Clean your grill!
  • Clean your outdoor patio furniture
  • Reseal your deck
  • Clean your gutters and downspouts
  • Clean your dryer vents
  • Wash all your windows on the outside
  • Power wash your siding or brick
  • Inspect all your outdoor recreational equipment and review safety tips before using
  • Inspect your roof for leaks or damage and repair in preparation for summer storms
  • Inspect the caulking around your windows, doors and any openings to the outside
  • Prune your trees and shrubs
  • Inspect your driveway for cracks from the cold winter weather & reseal your driveway if necessary
  • Clean and organize your garage
  • Reverse your ceiling fan’s direction so it pulls air upward
  • Repair your HVAC filters
  • Run your bathroom exhaust fan during showers
  • Consider installing a fan or vent in your attic if you do not have one already
  • Inspect all appliance hoses and ventilation
  • Inspect your toilet and all pipe connections
  • Check all your door and window locks to make sure functioning properly
  • Drain or flush out your water heater
  • Test your circuit breakers
  • Check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectorshome maintenance

As hard as it might be to consider ditching that summertime relaxation mode for a few weekends, taking the time to complete some of these home maintenance tips for the summer will help your home stay in great shape… and maybe even save you some money on having to make future repairs! (Especially if you are planning on selling your home soon)  So before it gets too hot outside… take advantage of the nice weather and get to work!



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