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June Home Maintenance Checklist

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Summer officially begins on June 20th this year. Beat the heat and get a jump-start on prepping your home and lawn for the summer months!

 

  • Prevent mold growth: 
    • Especially in high-humidity areas, it is important to keep your thermostat at a low temperature. Also – try to avoid leaving your AC in the ‘on’ position. This can quickly cause mold growth because any moisture that’s in your evaporator coils does not have a chance to drain off, which can be blown back into the home.
  • Remove pests: 
    • Trim any bushes or limbs that are touching your home’s exterior.
    • Keep bird feeders at least 25 feet away from the house. Seeds can attract rodents.
  • Maintain Fridge & Freezer:
    • To keep your fridge & freezer healthy during the hot summer months, clean condenser coils. Be sure to remove any hair, dust or dirt.
  • Prep your lawn equipment: 
    • Clear any grass, dirt or debris from your lawn mower. Check the oil and gas in your lawn mower and weed-eater.
  • Clean washer & dryer: 
    • Dryer: Remove any loose lint from inside and on the back of the dryer. Vacuum out the vent from the outside.
    • Washer: remove the filter from the unit and soak it in hot water, loosening any clog or trapped residue. If the filter cannot be removed, clean it out with brush. (Some filters are disposable, so instead of cleaning them you can just throw them away and put a new one in place.)

 

 

 

May Home Maintenance Checklist

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Summer is coming!! Complete this home maintenance checklist to get ready for the new season☀️

 

  • Create a lawn maintenance schedule: 
    • Water wisely – lawns need at least 1 inch of water every week. Water deeply and less frequently.
    • Mowing – mow regularly to keep your grass healthy
    • Fertilizer – it’s best to stop fertilizing about 30 days before your summer temps arrive.
  • Add mulch to your yard:
    • There are many benefits to adding mulch to your yard.
      • Retains water and slows down evaporation
      • Prevents soil compaction
      • Gives your yard some contrast
      • Protects roots of trees and plants
  • Inspect your AC:
    • Something that should be done at least once a month is changing out the air filter. Along with that, check the system outside. Remove any leaves or debris from the unit’s exterior. Clean the coils and interior of the unit.
  • Check weather stripping: 
    • To check if weather stripping is needed around windows wet your hand with water, and run your hand around the casing of the window. The moisture on your hand will help you detect any drafts that may be passing through the window perimeter.
  • Pressure wash exterior: 
    • Before starting the pressure washing process, be sure to check for any damages on the exterior of the home. Repair areas first, close all windows and doors. And you’re ready to begin!

April Home Maintenance Checklist

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April showers 🌦 bring May flowers 🌷⁣⁣
We encourage you to #stayhomestaybusy with these home maintenance tips.

Take advantage of the time you have to spruce up your home and get it ready for summer ☀️

 

  • Check safety devices: it is crucial to you and your family’s safety that all of your home devices are working properly. The following devices should be inspected once a month:
    • Breaker Panel
    • Outlets
    • Any exposed wiring
    • Security systems
    • Smoke detectors
    • Fire exits

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March Monthly Maintenance Checklist

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  • Cleaning out gutters:
    • First things first, when cleaning out your gutters, be sure to wear a long sleeve shirt and gloves. Carefully stand up on an extendable ladder to reach the roof. Use a small shovel to scoop out any debris from the gutter. Place a tarp on your lawn to make for an easier clean up. Once you have cleared out all of the gunk from the gutter, use a garden hose to spray out any remaining muck.
  • Getting landscape ready for spring:
    • With spring around the corner, it is important to get your lawn ready to start growing again. Start with cleaning up the yard by raking up dead leaves and twigs that may have gathered over winter. Next, apply fertilizer and weed killer in problem areas. Once this is done, start mowing every 5 days to promote a thicker, fuller lawn. (more…)

February Monthly Maintenance Checklist

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  • Deep cleaning appliances:
    • Stove top: Sprinkle baking soda on your glass/ceramic cook top. Soak a cloth in hot soapy water & place it on top of the problem areas. Let it soak in for at least 10 minutes. After the ten minutes, wipe away with a non-abrasive sponge. – (these are my personal faves) This method will remove touch burnt on pan grease from your cooktop!
    • Refrigerator: Remove all items from your fridge. Yes, all of them. Throw out anything that is expired and consolidate any duplicates. Take a soapy sponge or cloth & wipe down each shelf & drawer. If the drawers need some extra love, take them out & scrub them down in the sink. Once everything is cleaned out, put the items back in the fridge. If you’re really feelin’ fancy, try out these handy fridge organizers.   
    • Freezer: Repeat the steps above & voila! (more…)
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