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July Home Maintenance Checklist

Stay on top of your home care with our July Maintenance Checklist! Ensure your home is in tip-top shape all summer long with the following Checklist:

Outdoor Maintenance:

  1. Lawn Care:

  • Mow the lawn regularly.

  • Water the lawn deeply but less frequently to encourage deep root growth.

  • Fertilize if necessary.

  • Remove weeds and consider applying weed control.

  1. Garden:

  • Deadhead flowers to promote new blooms.

  • Harvest vegetables and fruits as they ripen.

  • Water plants early in the morning or late in the evening to reduce evaporation.

  • Mulch garden beds to retain moisture and control weeds.

  1. Trees and Shrubs:

  • Prune dead or diseased branches.

  • Check for pests and treat if necessary.

  • Water deeply during dry spells.

  1. Patio and Deck:

  • Clean and sweep patios, decks, and outdoor furniture.

  • Check for any needed repairs, such as loose boards or nails.

  • Apply a fresh coat of sealant if necessary.

  1. Pool Maintenance:

  • Test and balance water chemistry.

  • Clean pool filters and skimmers.

  • Remove debris from the pool.

  • Check pool equipment for proper operation.

Indoor Maintenance:

  1. HVAC System:

  • Replace or clean air filters.

  • Check for any unusual noises or issues with the system.

  • Clean vents and registers.

  1. Plumbing:

  • Check for leaks in faucets, toilets, and pipes.

  • Clear any slow drains.

  • Inspect the water heater for leaks or corrosion.

  1. Appliances:

  • Clean refrigerator coils.

  • Check the dryer vent and remove any lint buildup.

  • Inspect and clean kitchen range hood filters.

  1. Windows and Doors:

  • Clean windows and check for any cracks or damage.

  • Inspect and replace weather stripping if necessary.

  • Check door locks and handles for proper function.

  1. General Cleaning:

  • Dust and vacuum all rooms.

  • Clean carpets and rugs.

  • Wipe down baseboards and light fixtures.

Safety Checks:

  1. Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Detectors:

  • Test all detectors and replace batteries if needed.

  • Ensure all detectors are in working order.

  1. Fire Extinguishers:

  • Check the expiration dates and pressure gauges.

  • Ensure they are easily accessible and not obstructed.

  1. Emergency Kits:

  • Inspect and restock first aid kits.

  • Check emergency supplies, such as flashlights and batteries.

Keeping up with these tasks will help maintain your home and ensure it remains in good condition throughout the summer months.



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