Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer is here!  Make sure your home is prepared inside and out to deal with the heat and humidity of a Central Ohio summer.

Check A/C Unit

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Check Detectors

Check your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they are working properly.

Wash Windows & Screens

If you didn’t get around to it during the rainy spring, now’s the time to do it.

Clean Ceiling Fans & Reverse Direction

Wipe off the winter grime from the top of the blades.  It’s a good idea to reverse the direction of your ceiling fan during the summer so that it spins counter-clockwise. This pushes the air straight down, creating a nice breeze.

Clean Your Outdoor Cooker

Give your grill or other outdoor cookers a deep cleaning.

Inspect the Deck, Patio, Driveway & Walkways

Look over your deck for signs of rotting and hammer in any nails that are poking up. Does it need resealing?  Sprinkle water on the deck’s boards. If the water beads up, you’re in good shape; but if it soaks right in, it’s time to reseal.

Thoroughly clean your patio, walkways and driveway. Before you get out your pressure washer, it is a good idea to check these areas for cracks and weeds. Once you have inspected everything, get out that pressure washer and wash away the dirt and grime that has accumulated over the winter.

Time to Mulch

If you haven’t already, add a layer of mulch to keep weeds down and help the ground retain its moisture in the heat. It’ll give your plants a chance to grow.