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Summer Home Maintenance Tips

While summer is technically still a couple of weeks away, the weather in Southeast Wisconsin the past couple of weeks suggests that it’s already in full swing! Along with summer’s rising temperatures comes the time to tend to some parts of the house you’ve been neglecting over the cold winter and rainy spring months. So before we reach the peak of swimming pools, cookouts and festival fun, take some time to ensure your home is in good condition for the season.

Here are some helpful summer home maintenance tips all homeowners should tackle:

  • Wash the exterior of your house. Avoid using a power washer, as their pressure is so strong, they are capable of pushing water under the siding of your house, causing mold and mildew to grow underneath.
  • Clean and repair window and door screens. Bring screens out from storage and lay them on the grass, sidewalk or deck. Take a clean paint brush and dust the screens. Dip a large, soft-bristle brush in warm, soapy water and gently scrub both sides of the screens. Rinse, and let dry in the sun. If your screens have small tears, mend with a needle and thread. (more…)

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