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July Home Maintenance Checklist

Summer is here! You may be celebrating its arrival with hosting a classic July 4 barbeque or an evening soiree this month. If you’re planning a summer party, you’ll want your home and outdoor spaces to look good. Between trips to the pool, bike rides, vacations and other activities, our July checklist will help you balance all the fun while keeping up with your home’s summer maintenance routine.

Whatever your July plans entail, completing a few of the items on this list will help ensure your home runs smoothly and looks its best so that you can sit back, relax and enjoy time with your family and friends.

Eliminate Weeds

Pull them routinely to keep them from taking over.

Mow Your Lawn

Set mower blade to 3" to 4" from ground to prevent weeds from sprouting.

Clean Outdoor Furniture

Hose down and scrub outdoor furniture, sweep cobwebs from umbrellas, and surface clean pillows and cushions.

Check Washing Machine Hose

Replace hoses when they show signs of detoriation to prevent leaks while you're on vacation.

Save on Energy Bills

nstalling a programmable thermostat could save up to 5% on monthly electic bills for each degree raised.

Change HVAC Filters

Replace your HVAC filters regularly so your air conditioner performs efficently.

Tiffany Frederick is a licensed Virginia Real Estate Agent 
 Tiffany@LNF.com · Cell: 440.785.6880 Long & Foster Reston 2100 Reston Pkwy Suite 102 · Reston, VA 20190

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