Home Improvement

Summer Home Maintenance Checklist


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Summer is a great time to preform general home maintenance projects. Here are a few tasks to consider this time of year:

  • Wash the outside of the home

  • Look for signs of destructive insects

  • Clean carpets/ floors

  • Clean and repair outdoor BBQ, smoker, or outdoor kitchen

  • Vacuum fridge coils

  • Inspect foundation for drainage problems

  • Clean the windows and screens. Repair any holes on screen or replace them if needed.

  • Fix driveway and sidewalk cracks

  • Schedule A/C maintenance

  • Clean chimney

  • Replace HVAC filter

  • Inspect and repair siding and peeling paint. Fix or replace damaged siding. Strip peeling paint and replace it with a new coat.

  • Check the basement or crawl space for moisture issues. Pay attention to musty smells, water stain, and damp surfaces.

  • Perform routine maintenance on yard equipment.

  • Inspect roof for damage.

  • Clean, refinish, and seal deck and play set.

  • Pressure wash deck/ patio.

  • Clean exterior dryer vent.

  • Invest in a carbon-monoxide detector; every house should have at least one.

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