8 Step Summer Home Maintenance Schedule

Owning your own home is certainly part of the “American Dream.”  Neglecting regular upkeep and maintenance on your home, however, could turn that dream into an absolute nightmare.  Buying a home is likely the largest investment you’ll make, protect that investment with seasonal maintenance.  With the first official day of summer just around the corner, we’ve provide an 8 Step Home Maintenance Schedule for Summer to help keep your home in the best possible shape, protecting your investment.

  1. Inspect the exterior veneer (brick/siding) for cracks or loose pieces.
  2. Clear gutters and downspouts of debris. Make sure that splash blocks and extender tubes are present to keep water moving away from the foundation.
  3. Clear all foundation and exterior from vegetation.
  4. Check the exterior hose bib for leaks.
  5. Test that windows and doors open and close properly and easily.
  6. Inspect all wood structures such as decks and porches for soft or rotten wood and loose railings.
  7. You may want to consider staining, or re-staining decking and fences to prevent damage and maintain appearances.
  8. If your home has shutters that are fading, give them a quick refreshing.  Faded shutters decrease curb appeal and give the impression of ill-maintained home.

If you have not already, be sure to tackle these 5 items either Annually or Semi-Annually as well.

  1. Make/Review an emergency escape plan with your family – does everyone know where to go in the event of a fire or natural disaster?  Be prepared.  Make a plan today.
  2. Make sure the house number is visible from the street for first responders to see.
  3. Have HVAC serviced annually.
  4. Test for Radon every couple of years.
  5. Replace HVAC filters once a month.

Need to address repairs or seasonal maintenance but don’t know who to contact? Give The Spackman Group a call 615-840-2692 or 615-939-1252 and we’ll provide you with a list of vendors and handymen in the area our clients have used and had success with.  Please, consider us a resource.

You can also visit our website for more information www.thespackmangroup.com.