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Summer Home Maintenance Tips in Northern Summit County

7/26/2019 (Permalink)

When the sun finally comes out, we all want to take trips, stay outside, and enjoy the nice weather.

When the sun finally comes out, we all want to take trips, stay outside, and enjoy the nice weather. However, homeowners should cross a few items off their list to ensure winter left no surprises. 

Here are some summer home maintenance tips to take care of before soaking up the sunshine:

Clean: A whole slew of pieces will need cleaned after the winter months. Eavestroughs, downspouts, gutters, furnace filters, dryer vents, lint traps, air conditioners, and siding could all use a little attention. Clear out any debris or build-up to prevent any damage, backing up, or safety issues. Keeping everything tidy will help reduce risk of disasters or costly fixes later.

Inspect: Chimneys, roofs, decks, patios, swing sets and other equipment, toilets and pipes, doors and windows, and electrical outlets and cords need a good once-over to check for any broken pieces or protruding parts. Finding damage and taking care of them right away will keep costs to a minimum and lessen the chance of any emergencies occurring. Stay on top of all the details, and you can have a relatively smooth summer where your home is concerned.

Examine: The exterior of your home, landscaping, and exterior caulking should be looked over thoroughly to find any evidence of any deterioration or marring that may need touched up and repaired. You may see signs of rodents or wildlife that need addressed, also. Proper attention can keep the problem from persisting or worsening.

Take this list and add anything that may have been overlooked.  SERVPRO of Northern Summit County are available 24/7 including holidays and weekends to assist you and get your home back to “Like it never even happened.” You will be able to rest easy and enjoy the summer sun accordingly.

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