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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Tree branch being pruned with large blue shears.

You may not want to spend your free time this summer doing home maintenance. But you don’t want to wait until it’s too late either. Follow these summer home maintenance tasks to keep your home’s curb appeal high.

Top 10 Checklist

Keep your home in prime condition with this important summer home maintenance checklist:

  1. Prune weak or dying trees. If a branch falls, it could cause serious injury or damage your property.
  2. Keep your grill safe to use by removing buildup from the grates. If you have a gas grill, check the fuel line for gas leaks.
  3. Look for cracks in your foundation. Cracks can allow groundwater, insects and radon gas to enter your home.
  4. Clean your air conditioning filters at least once a month for maximum efficiency.
  5. Repaint any chipped, cracked or faded exterior paint. This will protect your home from the elements.
  6. Stay on top of routine landscaping. An overgrown lawn can lead to infestations and damage existing plants.
  7. Treat your pool regularly. Check the filter basket and chemical levels weekly, and scrub the sides monthly.
  8. Clean your dryer vent to increase efficiency and prevent home fires.
  9. Make sure outdoor play equipment is safe. Reinforce, reseal or repaint as needed.
  10. Sweep and wash your deck. Check for loose nails and rotting.
Some of these home maintenance tasks are potentially dangerous. When in doubt, your best option is to hire a professional.

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