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Summer Home Maintenance Tips



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With warm weather approaching, it’s important to ensure your home will be ready for the busy summer season. Watch our new Summer Home Maintenance Tips” video for the best ways to get your home ready.



Here’s a quick look at some of our top tips:

Air Conditioner:

  • Inspect the unit to make sure it’s in good working condition.
  • The A/C must be levelled and free from obstruction.
  • Do not fully cover your A/C unit during the winter or it will cause the fins to rust inside. Instead, consider covering it with a piece of plywood and secure it with a rock.

Deck:

  • Maintain your deck by ensuring it’s stained or painted on a regular basis.
  • Check the overall structure every Spring and Fall.
  • Ensure there are proper footings to prevent sinking.
  • Proper guardrails should be at least 36” to 42” tall.

Garage:

  • Ensure entrance has a working fire-rated door with auto closure.
  • Check safety lasers on automatic door openers are aligned and operational.
  • Use a wood block to test door closure for pressure.

Rodents/Pest Prevention:

  • Check for common rodent entry points, including open gaps in the exterior.
  • Another common entry point is where the A/C lines enter the house.


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