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Summer Home Maintenance Checklist

Written by Old Republic Home Protection | Dec 4, 2017 11:48:03 PM

Just as your car needs regular oil changes to keep it running smoothly, your home needs regular maintenance to save you from unnecessary headaches and expenses. Take advantage of the longer days and get your home in tip-top shape!

Clean and inspect your refrigerator—including door gaskets and coils

Remove grease buildup from range hood and clean the filter in hot, soapy water

Clean tub and sink drains to prevent clogging and mold growth

Soak showerheads in vinegar to remove mineral deposits

Examine all grout around tile throughout your home and repair as needed

Check the dryer vent for blockages and vacuum or brush lint from the dryer hose

Clean and repair your patio or deck—power washing or re-staining can make it look like new

Inspect plumbing for leaks and clean faucet aerators throughout your home

Drain your water heater to remove sediment buildup in the tank

Change or clean filters—including those in your water filtration system, ice maker, and air conditioner

Trim trees and shrubs away from AC units—at least 18” from the sides and three feet from the top of the unit