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Tips for Summer

  • Clean or replace furnace filter as needed.

  • Check carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors.

  • Recharge fire extinguisher.

  • Clean range hood filter.

  • Air out damp basements on dry days or use a dehumidifier.

  • Check and repair caulking and grout in bath and shower tiles.

  • Inspect basement and/or crawl space for seepage and leakage.

  • Check around the exterior of the house to make sure there are no low areas that can pool water and cause basement damage.

  • Service air conditioning unit and make up air unit.

  • Re-caulk windows and doors. -- Watch our How To video.

  • Check gutters and downspouts and clean if needed

  • Trim trees and shrubs.

  • Mow grass slightly higher during the hot weeks of summer.

  • Water grass at least one inch per week, depending on soil.