Home Maintenance Checklist – Summer Tips

This Summer home maintenance checklist offers tips and advice to keep your home’s systems–especially your air conditioning–in good working order during hot Summer months.

  1. Change/clean HVAC air filters.
  2. If applicable, have your septic tank system inspected to assure that it is in good working order.
  3. Have lateral sewer lines inspected and cleared.
  4. Inspect driveways, sidewalks, patios, bricks, and other concrete or stone surfaces for cracks. 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 two years or more since you last did so.
  8. Check eaves around your home’s roof, chimneys, caps, etc. Remove flying insect nests. Fix any damaged areas.
  9. Test ground-fault circuit interrupters around your home. Examine electrical cords for wear.
  10. Inspect washer hoses and dryer vent system.

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