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Summer Home Maintenance: Keeping Your Property in Prime Condition

While the warmer months often evoke thoughts of leisure and relaxation, they also bring a unique set of challenges for homeowners. From scorching temperatures to increased humidity, summer can take a toll on your property if not properly maintained. 

Keeping your home in top condition year-round is important. That’s why we’ve compiled this guide to summer home maintenance, ensuring that your property remains a cool oasis amidst the summer heat.


Inspect Your HVAC System: Your air conditioning system will be working overtime during the summer months, so it’s essential to ensure that it’s in optimal condition. Schedule a professional HVAC inspection to clean the vents, change the filters, and check for any signs of wear and tear. A well-maintained HVAC system will not only keep your home comfortable but also help reduce energy costs.

Check for Leaks and Water Damage: Summer showers are a common occurrence in many regions, making it crucial to inspect your home for any signs of leaks or water damage. Pay close attention to the roof, gutters, and windows, as these areas are particularly vulnerable to water infiltration. Promptly addressing any issues can prevent more extensive damage down the line.

Maintain Your Lawn and Garden: A lush, green lawn adds curb appeal to your home and provides a welcoming outdoor space for summer gatherings. Keep your lawn healthy by mowing regularly, watering deeply but infrequently, and fertilizing as needed. Don’t forget to trim bushes, shrubs, and trees to prevent overgrowth and maintain a tidy appearance.

Protect Against Pests: Warmer temperatures bring out not only humans but also various pests seeking refuge from the heat. Take proactive measures to prevent infestations by sealing cracks and crevices, removing standing water, and keeping food stored securely. Consider hiring a pest control professional to inspect your home and implement preventative treatments if necessary.

Clean and Maintain Outdoor Living Spaces: Whether you have a deck, patio, or pool area, outdoor living spaces are popular gathering spots during the summer months. Keep these areas clean and well-maintained by sweeping away debris, power washing surfaces, and inspecting for any needed repairs. Proper maintenance will not only enhance your enjoyment of these spaces but also prolong their lifespan.

Prepare for Vacation: If you’re planning to go on vacation during the summer, take steps to safeguard your home while you’re away. Arrange for a trusted neighbor or friend to collect mail, water plants, and keep an eye on the property. Consider installing timers on lights or investing in a home security system for added peace of mind.

Update Your Home’s Exterior: Summer is the perfect time to give your home’s exterior a fresh look. Consider painting the front door, updating outdoor lighting fixtures, or adding seasonal décor to enhance curb appeal. These small improvements can make a big difference in how your home is perceived by potential buyers if you’re considering selling in the future.


By following these summer home maintenance tips, you can ensure that your property remains in prime condition throughout the warmer months. Remember, a little preventive maintenance now can save you time, money, and headaches down the road. We’re here to support you in keeping your home a comfortable and inviting sanctuary all summer long.



Coldwell Banker Lifestyles, joined the Coldwell Banker brand in 2016, and is a member of the prestigious Coldwell Banker Chairman’s Circle as one of the top Coldwell Banker affiliated companies in the world.  Coldwell Banker Lifestyles has approximately 150 real estate sales professionals in 10 offices throughout New Hampshire, Vermont and Western Maine, working to guide buyers and sellers to successful real estate transactions.

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