Summer Home Maintenance Checklist - Inside & Out

A little wear and tear is to be expected when you live in and enjoy your home, but there are a few things you can do to help keep those little things from becoming big problems in the future. And they really don't take much time!!!

Inspect your house exterior for loose or rotted siding. 

Repair and repaint any chipped, cracking or faded exterior paint.

Wash windows inside and out. Replace window screens if necessary.

Have air conditioner checked and serviced.

Check windows for leaks. Recaulk seals on doors and windows.

Clean out gutters and downspouts.

Clean out the faucet traps (the small screen on the end of your faucet) to eliminate clogging mineral deposits and other debris.

Clean the dryer vent and exhaust duct.

Inspect fencing. Reinforce, re-stain, reseal or repaint as needed.

Refill cracks on cement walkway or driveway.

Do a quick spritz of outdoor bug spray around the perimeter of your house and yard.

Prep your grill for outdoor barbeques.

Examine your indoor hoses and plumbing for cracks from the winter cold.

Test smoke and carbon monoxide detectors.

Clean out the garbage disposal.

Reverse ceiling fans.

Just a few hours of work now can save your pocketbook from some seriously big costs down the road! We've got more good stuff coming your way so make sure to continue checking out our blog for more tips!

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