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  • Writer's pictureLisa Bea Smith

Summer Maintenance Checklist

 Brick & Siding: Look for loose or rotted siding to repair or replace. Power wash brick and siding.

 Ceiling Fans: Reverse the directions of your ceiling fans. When spinning counterclockwise, fans blow air straight down, keeping you cooler.

 Driveway & Sidewalk: Check for cracks and reseal with concrete if needed.

 Ductwork: Clear out dryer vents and exhaust ducts. Inspect your ductwork. It’s easy to tell if there are leaks at the registers or plenum areas in the attic (you’ll feel cold air!)

 Fencing: Inspect fencing and reinforce any weak areas. Re-stain, reseal, or repaint wooden fences.

 Gutters & Downspouts: Clean out gutters and downspouts to keep drainage running smoothly.

 Heating & Cooling: Make sure that debris and vegetation are cleared away from the condenser/ compressor unit for good air flow. Evaporator and condenser coils should be cleaned. Add 50:50 bleach/water to evaporator coil condensate discharge line. Check batteries in thermostats. Check and clean vents.

 Outdoor Play Equipment: Inspect for anything that needs to be reinforced or repainted.

 Plumbing: Check outdoor faucets and fixtures. Replace filters in damaged faucet heads. Clean and replace faucet traps.

 Pool: Do your yearly cleaning and opening routine. Be sure to check hoses and lines and change filters for the new swimming season.

 Smoke Alarms: Change batteries and test alarms.

 Windows: Wash both indoors and outdoors and check for leaks. Re-caulk any seals that need it. Replace old window screens.

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  • Writer's pictureLisa Bea Smith

Is the insulation fiberglass, mineral wool or foam?

Don’t you want to know all the details?

I bet you want to know if there is rotted wood with loose nails!

Are you curious about the plumbing and roof?

A thorough inspection with lots of pictures will give you proof

I imagine you are interested in the electrical and the attic!

Your report will be orderly and systematic

Busy Bea Home Inspection, llc wants to give you peace of mind

Call 318-419-3108 to make sure you’re not put in a bind!

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Updated: Jul 12, 2023

The best thing you can do is schedule your home inspection when it is pouring down rain!

If you can’t coordinate your home inspection with the next rainy day, at least ask your Realtor to take you back so you can look inside and outside as the rain keeps pouring down.

Poor grading & Clogged drains: A rainy day is perfect for observing problems with the grade and draining issues! Is there standing water anywhere in the back yard, front yard, or side yards? Is water pooling at the foundation?

Clogged rain gutters: Is water spilling out of the gutters in places other than the down spout? This can cause fascia board rot, as well as damage to siding or even damage to hidden areas behind stucco or siding! Are the gutters full of debris or sloped improperly? Are there adequate downspouts?

Damaged flashing / seals: Is there water pooling next to the gas furnace or gas water heater? This may be a sign of a loose seal on a vent pipe on the roof. If you’ve already had your home inspection, you may want to have a roof inspection as well.

Leaking windows: Is water coming inside the windows and dripping down the walls? Sheetrock, flooring, and baseboards do not do well in wet conditions.

Rainy days are a wonderful time to observe roof damage from the attic area!

Any uncontrolled water intrusion into the home may also be creating an environment conducive to wood destroying organisms or microbial growth.

Do not hesitate to schedule your home inspection with Busy Bea Home Inspection on a rainy day!

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