Use this July Home Maintenance and Safety Checklist and take preemptive measures to maintain the integrity of your home and to help protect your family.
There’s a free printable checklist available for a reminder. You can get it below.
You love your family and your home – protect both and you’ll enjoy a beautiful space for years to come with your loved ones.
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Easy July Home Maintenance And Safety Checklist
We know life gets busy so we've kept this concise and simple for you. The printable checklist below will be a handy reminder for you too.
Included are home safety tips. Be proactive and take small steps to protect yourself and your loved ones. Fall asleep rest assured you took steps to ensure a safe home for your family.
Home Maintenance Checklist For July
1. Check All Locks and Deadbolts
Summer is a popular time for break ins. Make sure you make it difficult for potential burglars to break in and ensure all your locks and deadbolts are secure and working properly.
Check locks on every window, door and any other access to your home. Check to ensure your garage and your outbuildings have secure locks too.
Tighten, secure and replace locks and deadbolts where needed.
2. Clean Windows Inside and Out
Summer is a time to enjoy the greenery, flowers and incredible sunsets. Be sure you have a clean, obstructed view with sparkling clean windows.
Take some and use these tips to clean your windows inside and out.
3. Check Water Softener and Add Salt If Needed
Avoid hard water issues and keep your water soft by regularly checking your water softener and filling with salt when needed.
Use these maintenance tips to keep your water softener running efficiently.
4. Drain Your Water Heater
Extend the life of your water heater and keep it running efficiently by draining your water heater at least once a year.
However, if it's been years since you've drained your water heater (or never have) you may not want to do this as it may cause more problems. Hire a professional plumber for advice on whether you should or not.
If you decide to drain your water heater yourself use the tips in the video below.
5. Dust Ceiling Fan Blades
With summer here you want to keep your home cool and air circulating. Be sure you're not circulating dust and spider webs from the top of your ceiling fans.
Take a few minutes and dust your ceiling fans. Use the right equipment that'll help cleaning your fans a breeze.
Enjoy outdoor dining without pesky bees and wasps bothering you.
Hang wasp traps about 20′ from your outdoor living and dining area and entice these pesky bees away from you and your guests.
7. Plan For Extreme Heat
Heat waves are a part of summer. Keep the cool air in and hot air outside by ensuring you have adequate weather stripping on your doors, windows and garage doors.
Weather stripping wears out over time so you'll want to replace these where needed. Learn how to replace weather stripping here.
Use these tips to help with insulating your windows in the summer.
8. Check Expiration Date On Your Fire Extinguishers and Replace Where Needed
There's a lot of activity in the summer months. Cooking and barbeques, get togethers and festivities abound.
Take a few minutes and check the expiration dates on your fire extinguishers. Replace them where needed.
9. Wipe Down Washing Machine Tub
With summer activities come dirt and sand laden clothes. Grime from clothes tend to get trapped and stick to washing machine tubs.
Take a few minutes and wipe down your washing machine tub.
Use a washing machine cleaner and freshen your machine while you're at it.
Use a handy, practical resource book that will make it easy to keep track of your essential homeowner information for future reference.
Your home is one of the most exciting purchases you will make. It's also one of the most valuable assets you can own.
It’s simultaneously the playground, retreat and castle for you and your family.
Make sure you keep track of your warranties and maintenance records.
With proper insulation and implementing some of these tips to keep the cool air in and heat out you can improve your summer utility bills.
Check out the “7 Heat-Killing House Cooling Tips” video below from Lowe's Home Centers.
Get Your July Home Maintenance Checklist Below
This July home maintenance printable checklist is a good start. Add to it as you like. Maybe there’s something here you've meant to get done but it's slipped your mind.
If you love going all out and tackling more, there’s a place on the printable checklist to add more of your own “To Get Done This Month.”
Comment below and share your ideas and additional items you'd like to tackle this month.