Summer home maintenance tips

Friday, July 16, 2010

Information from Irons Brothers Construction

Even when the sun is out, there are still necessary chores to keep your house in tip top shape.

Inside the house:
  • Air conditioner - clean the air filter
  • Bath fans - clean and check for mold/mildew
  • Range hood - clean filters if needed
  • Sump pump - test to see if working
  • Whole house fan - check, clean, replace filters
  • Wood stove - schedule a professional cleaning
  • Attic - check for signs of leaking and pests (bee hives)
  • Basement - check for leaks, cracks, mildew, mold, rot
  • Crawl space - check for pests/wildlife, check insulation & vapor barrier

Outside the house: 
  • Exterior of house - finish painting, caulking, and puttying 
  • Roofs/gutters - have roof and gutters cleaned
  • Decks/patios - finish sealing as needed
  • Ground cover and landscape - implement your summer maintenance schedule
  • Sprinklers - check for leaks


Anonymous,  July 17, 2010 at 5:31 PM  

Try the Gutter Clutter Buster, wet/dry vac attachment tool & kit, to vacuum out rain gutters from the ground. Stay off ladders and on the ground!

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