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7 Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Summer home maintenance tips to keep your home in top condition:

1. The laundry room

These summer home maintenance tips are often neglected and skipping them leads to increased power usage from dirty filters and possible damage from water or fire.

- Washer

  • Check hoses for cracks or bubbles
  • Clean filters and door gaskets
  • Look for any signs of leakage around the base of the washer

- Dryer

  • Clean accumulated lint from duct
  • Remove lint from under and around dryer
  • Clean vent
  • Remove filter and wash with dish soap to remove build up

2. Gas Grills

  • Check for damaged lines or fittings
  • Ensure there are no leaks
  • Examine the burners for rust or damage

3. Exterior surfaces

- Driveway and patio

  • Look for signs of deterioration
  • Clean and fill in any cracks in concrete or asphalt

- Deck and porch

  • Check for rot or damage
  • Replace or repair any damaged wood
  • Tighten loose planks
  • Check for loose or missing screws or bolts
  • Stain or seal exposed wood

4. Security

  • Examine locks on windows and doors for proper functioning
  • Replace missing or damaged keys

5. Roof

  • Inspect from ground
  • Look for branches or other debris that need removal
  • If necessary, contact a professional to inspect or repair

6. Weatherproofing

  • Inspect and clean caulk around doors and windows
  • Repair or replace as necessary

7. Gutters

 These summer home maintenance tips protect your roof and walls from water damage caused by overflowing gutters.

  • Inspect from ground for damage
  • Remove accumulated debris
  • Check downspouts for blockages
  • Be sure water moves freely through gutters and downspouts, check for leaks

Use these summer home maintenance tips to keep your home safe and in good condition all year round.