July maintenance guide

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With holidays and vacations, summer can be a busy time for many homeowners. However, it’s also an ideal time to perform routine maintenance and tackle weekend projects around the home. Longer summer days provide a great opportunity to complete bigger projects, especially on your home’s exterior. Regular home maintenance helps to prevent costly repairs and maintain your home’s value.

If you live in an area hit by the recent heavy rains and flooding, it’s important to check your home for any damage and make the necessary repairs. You can also take this time to make sure you are well-stocked for emergencies, such as hurricanes, power loss, or severe weather.

By this time of year, parents may start hearing the dreaded “I’m bored!” complaint from children home for summer vacation.  Why not get the whole family involved in home maintenance? Small tasks like watering the garden, cleaning windows or sweeping the patio get the kids off the couch and outside. Plus, it’s never too early to learn the value of taking care of your home. A small allowance or promise of a day at the water park can offer extra motivation if needed.

Small hands are great for helping in the yard
Small hands are great for helping in the yard

If you’ve shunned a hot oven in favor of the backyard BBQ for nightly dinners and summer entertaining, practice grill safety to avoid fires and injuries. Always place your grill at a safe distance from your home and never leave it unattended. Keeping your grill clean will also help to prevent fires and ensure delicious summer meals!

Practice grill safety this summer
Practice grill safety this summer

Are you busy with summer home maintenance, or just getting ready to start? This article from Porch.com offers valuable tips and advice for keeping your home in top shape, plus suggestions for the best July weekend projects.

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