Home Maintenance Checklist: July

School is out & Summer is officially here, which means you'll be doing much more outside this month. Use these tips, from Landmark Home Warranty to get the outside of your home in tip top shape.


CLEAN AND MAINTAIN GARAGE DOOR

When school is out, it's time for swimming, soccer, and family vacations. Make sure to check to see if the garage door is properly balanced and the coils are lubricated. This is also a perfect time to replace the batteries in your garage door opener!


CLEAN DECK

Clean and repair your deck as needed during this time. Leaving a deck uncleaned can serve as an invitation for pests and bugs to begin living in its wood.


CLEAN OUTDOOR INTAKE VALVES

If you have vents that use intake valves, make sure those are clean and clear of debris that could make your systems and appliances work harder than necessary.


CHECK DUCTWORK TO SEE IF THERE ARE LEAKS

Assuming your air conditioner is up and running, go to the ductwork so you can visually inspect to see if there are any leaks. Run your hand along the joints of the ductwork to feel if any air is escaping. If you find leaks, call your HVAC specialist or home warranty company.


FIX CLOGGED SINKS

If your home has clogged sinks, use this blog to clear them out and get things running smoothly.


READY YOUR HOME FOR VACATION

Whether you're taking a quick trip or a long getaway, there are many steps you can take to prepare your home for your time away. For a worry-free vacation- check out this blog by HomeAdvisor.



 

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