Your 2019 Home Summer Maintenance List!
Clean your exterior windows of debris and smudges
Polish your porch by thoroughly sweeping and then mopping them with an all-purpose cleaner.
Add a layer of mulch to keep weeds down and help the ground retain its moisture in the heat.
Check your outdoor play equipment and ensure everything is still safe and sturdy.
Clean your grills - Charcoal grills: Empty the grill and wipe away any dust or residue. Use hot water, dish soap, and a scrub brush or sponge to clean both the outside and inside of the grill. Be sure to let your grill dry off before using it next. Gas grills: Close the lid, turn the heat up high, and let the grill cook for about half an hour. Let the grill cool. Use a grill brush to sweep the grill. Wipe down the outside with a sponge and cleaner. Then clean out all of the drip trays.
Keep bushes and plants trimmed. Pay special attention to the area around the AC unit.
Touch up the paint on the outside of your home.
Check over your fence. Have it repainted, resealed, or repaired as needed.
Clean or replace your showerheads.
Clean bathroom drains.
Clean the baseboards of your home. Use a damp cloth and wipe away all the dust and grime.
In your attic, look for signs of dampness, mildew, leaks, holes in the roof, and pests.
In the basement, check for leaks, pests, mold, and mildew.
Reverse the direction of your ceiling fans.
Inspect the Air Conditioners to keep frigid air blowing
Remove the coverings on your vents and vacuum out the dust.
Invest in sun-blocking window covers and a new screen - energy efficient and reduces costs.
Restore your deck and patio and check for loose floorboards or mold. Hammer in any loose nails. Give the whole surface a good scrub and power wash.
Clean all ceiling fans and other fans with a damp rag. If you have high ceilings, a ceiling-fan duster can help you.
o Add exterior lighting to your home for added safety and curb-appeal.
o Add window flower boxes.o Install an outdoor clothesline to dry your laundry in the summer sun - you'll save money and your clothes will smell amazing.