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Caring for your Chicago Home in the Summer

Posted On: June 28th, 2016 9:23PM

It is outdoor season here in Chicago, which means Summer is in full-swing. Take advantage of the warm weather to do some house care and perform check-up items.

  • Use the sunshine to work on your perfect outdoor living area.
  • Clean the grill, pull out the patio furniture, stain the deck, or even look into adding a fireplace or fire pit.
  • Keep fences and gates in good repair for years to come by adding a fresh coat of paint or clear wood sealant.
  • Clean the flower beds.
  • Make sure trees and shrubs aren’t getting to close to fences as branches and roots can cause damage.
  • While you are outdoors, take a walk around your home and check for cracks. Even a small crack that doesn’t pose a structural threat can let in water or pests.
  • Clean your gutters and consider gutter guards. And inspect driveway and walk ways. Make repairs as needed.

And a few tips for Inside...

  • Vacuum air duct grills and bathroom fan grill. Inspect your dryer’s lint duct.
  • Disconnect it from the dryer and vacuum out line from the duct and areas surrounding your dryer.
  • Have a thorough termite inspection if you don’t currently have a termite service.

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