Top 20 Summer Maintenance Items

June 16, 2016
Posted: Xpert Team
Categories: Blog


Summer is finally here.  Before you head to the beach and other fun activities, take care of these home maintenance items to make sure you can enjoy the season to the fullest.  A little maintenance now will prevent larger issues latter. 

  • Clean exterior of home and decks with pressure washer
  • HVAC inspection and tune-up
  • Replace HVAC filters monthly
  • Drain and flush hot water heater
  • Window & door screen replacement or repair
  • Gutter cleaning
  • Weather stripping
  • Caulking
  • Septic tank and drain field inspection (pump if necessary)
  • Remove hair from drains in sinks and tubs to prevent backups
  • Inspect and repair decks and wooden structures for rot or insect damage
  • Weatherproof & seal wooden surfaces every two years
  • Examine roof for loose shingles, fill gaps near vents and the chimney to prevent insect or animal access
  • Test ground-fault circuit interrupters
  • Replace batteries in smoke detectors
  • Inspect washer & dryer hoses and vents. Clean dryer filter with soap and water
  • Clean window sills and tracks with vacuum. Clear any blockage in drain holes with wire hanger.  Wash windows
  • Repair cracks in concrete to prevent further damage
  • Tune up lawn mower and replace or sharpen blade
  • Prune shrubbery (generally ones that have already bloomed). Trim trees touching house or roof
  • BONUS: Get the BBQ or grill ready for a summer work out. Wire brush & clean grill.  Check parts and repair as necessary.  Paint with high heat paint to make it look new again!

Routine maintenance of your home protects your investment.  Deferred maintenance is unsightly and can contribute to health and safety concerns.  Costly repairs can often times be avoided through routine maintenance.  Take care of your house and it will take care of you.  Don’t have time to “DIY”?  Call Xpert Home Services at 252-226-9742 for maintenance or home improvement services.