It’s summer and a good time to do maintenance on your home. Check out the suggestions below:
Check Your Smoke Detectors – Check your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they’re working properly.
Clean The Grill – For gas grills, turn the heat up to high and let the grill cook with the lid closed for about half an hour. Allow the grill to cool and then brush it off with a grill brush. Wipe down the exterior with a damp sponge and a gentle cleanser. Clean the grill’s drip pans. For charcoal grills, completely empty the grill and wipe out any ashy residue. Then clean it inside and out with hot water, a scrubby sponge and some liquid dish washing soap.Check your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they’re working properly.
Check for signs of pests or termites – Get outside and check for telltale signs of termites, which can cause serious damage to your home’s infrastructure. If you see insect wings, mud tubes or damage to wood on or around your home, contact a termite professional right away for an evaluation.Check your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors to make sure they’re working properly.
Repair Siding and Peeling Paint – Take a walk around the house to assess the entire exterior. Fix or replace damaged siding (or call in a pro to handle it). Strip peeling paint and replace it with a new coat.
Clear Dryer Vents and Exhaust Hose – Unplug the clothes dryer, disconnect the hose from the vent in the back of the dryer, and clean out lint from both the hose and the vent using your vacuum cleaner’s crevice tool.
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