​Summer Home Maintenance Checklist!

Your 2019 Home Summer Maintenance List!

Outside Maintenance

 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.

Indoor Maintenance

 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.

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