When you own a home, it seems like there’s always something else that needs to be done. Even season-specific home maintenance checklists sometimes seem to go on forever, and the last thing anyone wants to worry about amid the warm weather and sunshine of summertime is a home maintenance schedule. Neglecting your home at any time of year is a recipe for disaster, so the team at Best Pick Reports has assembled the following easy-to-manage list of summer home maintenance tips. If you’d like even more information, part one of our Summer Maintenance Tips series is a fantastic place to start.

Visual Inspection

Unless something is awry, a lot of home maintenance involves little more than observation, so set aside a couple of hours to cross such tasks off your to-do list before the lazy days of summer set in.

  • Inspect your plumbing and any caulking around plumbing fixtures for leaks, mold, rust, or damage. Replace caulk where there are leaks or mold.

  • Check your basement and crawl space for leaks, dampness, standing water, or mold. Immediately clean any mold-infected areas, or call in a professional for mold remediation or waterproofing if necessary.

  • Look over all porches, decks, and patios to make sure they’re structurally sound, and seal any exposed wood.

Filters, Batteries, and Other Quick Fixes

You shouldn’t have to stop your summer fun for more than a few minutes to tackle each of the following items on our summer home maintenance checklist.

Larger Tasks

While the next few responsibilities will require a little bit of time, taking care of them now could save you loads of time later that would be better spent soaking up some vitamin D.

Before the Weather Cools Down

Once you’ve made it this far, there are just a couple more things left to do before summer officially ends and the leaves start turning colors.

Summer home maintenance doesn’t have to keep you out of the sun. With a little planning and dedication, you’ll be enjoying the warm air with your family in no time. For a more in-depth look at home maintenance reminders for summer, finish up our Summer Maintenance Tips blog with parts three and four.

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Sources: Best Pick Reports Home Improvement Blog.