Summer maintenance tips for your home

July 16, 2010

  • Check all recreational equipment and review outdoor safety tips
  • Check your wood deck or concrete patio for possible deterioration
  • Make sure there are working nightlights at the top and bottom of all stairs
  • Check exterior siding
  • Check all window and door locks for proper operation
  • Have your roof inspected for potential leaks once every few years
  • Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Check your home for water leaks
  • Check the water hoses on the clothes washer, refrigerator icemaker and dishwasher for cracks and bubbles
  • Check your water heater
  • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper and space under the dryer
  • Socialize your dog to help reduce potential dog bites
  • (from www.statefarm.com)

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