With summer in full swing, we’re sharing some home maintenance tasks to tick off the list to ensure your home remains comfortable and energy-efficient all summer long!
- Check and clean your air conditioning system: Clean or replace the air filters and inspect the outdoor condenser unit for any debris. Consider scheduling professional maintenance if necessary.
- Inspect and seal windows and doors: Check for any gaps or cracks around windows and doors that could let cool air escape or warm air enter. Seal them with weatherstripping or caulk.
- Clean and maintain ceiling fans: Dust off your ceiling fans and ensure they are running smoothly.
- Test and maintain your irrigation system: Ensure your sprinkler system is functioning properly by testing each zone and adjusting the sprinkler heads as needed. Repair any leaks and consider installing a smart irrigation controller for better water management.
- Clean outdoor living spaces: Prepare your outdoor areas for summer enjoyment by cleaning patios, decks, and furniture. Remove any dirt, mold, or mildew and consider applying a sealant or stain if necessary.
- Inspect and clean gutters and downspouts: Clear any debris from your gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water drainage. This will help prevent water damage and potential foundation issues.
- Service your pool or spa: If you have a pool or spa, ensure the equipment is working correctly, and the water is properly balanced and sanitized. Clean the filters and check for any leaks or damage.
- Inspect and maintain your roof: Examine your roof for any signs of damage or loose shingles. Address any issues promptly to prevent leaks during summer storms.
- Clean and maintain outdoor grills: Before the grilling season begins, clean your grill thoroughly. Remove grease buildup, check gas connections, and ensure the burners are working correctly.
- Inspect and maintain your outdoor lighting: Clean outdoor light fixtures and replace any burnt-out bulbs. Ensure that pathways and entryways are well-lit for safety and security.
Remember to prioritize your safety when performing any maintenance tasks. If you’re uncertain about any specific maintenance requirements, consult professionals or refer to manufacturer guidelines.
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