Summer

  • Monitor basement humidity and use a dehumidifier to maintain a safe, relative humidity.
  • Check basement pipes for condensation or dripping and take corrective action.
  • For example reduce humidity and/or insulate cold water pipes.
  • Deep clean your carpets and rugs.
  • Vacuum bathroom fan grill.
  • Disconnect the duct connected to the dryer and vacuum lint from duct.
  • Check security of all handrails.
  • Check smooth functioning of all windows and lubricate as required.
  • Lubricate door hinges and tighten screws as needed.
  • Lubricate garage door hardware and ensure proper operation.
  • Lubricate the automatic garage door opener, motor, chain, etc. and ensure that the
  • auto reverse mechanism is properly adjusted.
  • Check and replace damaged caulking and weather stripping around windows and doors.
  • Check exterior wood and trim for signs of deterioration. Clean and replace/ refinish as needed.
  • Remove any plants or roots that contact or penetrate the siding or brick.
  • Check the overall condition of your roof. Note the condition of all shingles and examine all roof flashing, such as chimney and roof joints, for any signs of cracking or leakage.
  • Check the chimney cap and the caulking between the cap and the chimney.
  • Repair driveway and walkways as needed.
  • Repair any damaged steps that present a safety problem.

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