Summer Maintenance

Home Maintenance Checklist – Summer Tips

Summer home maintenance check list offering tips and advice to keep your home’s systems – especially your air conditioning – in good working order during the hot summer months.

  1. Change/clean HVAC air filters.
  2. Check doors and windows for proper operation
  3. Remove debris from rain gutters and downspouts
  4. Inspect driveways, sidewalks, patios, bricks and other concrete or stone surfaces for cracks, and repair as needed.
  5. Remove hair from drains in tubs, sinks and showers using drain cleaner that is appropriate for your system.
  6. Inspect decks, steps and wooden structures for wood rot and other damage. Make repairs as soon as possible to minimize further complications.
  7. Weatherproof all wooden surfaces if it has been 2 years or more since you last did it.
  8. Check eaves around your home’s roof, chimneys, caps and etc. Remove flying insect nests and fix any damaged areas.
  9. Test ground-fault circuit interrupters around your home and examine electrical cords for wear.
  10. Inspect washer hoses and dryer vent system.
  11. Clean rain gutters and down spouts. Hose down to ensure good drainage flow.
  12. Check caulking in kitchen, baths and laundry area.
  13. Test all smoke detectors and C/O ( Carbon Monoxide ) detectors.
  14. Test all GFI’s in kitchen, baths, laundry and exterior