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Summer Maintenance Tips for Your Home

Summer tips

  • Check all recreational equipment and review outdoor safety tips
  • Check your wood deck or concrete patio for possible deterioration
  • Make sure there are working nightlights at the top and bottom of all stairs
  • Check exterior siding
  • Check all window and door locks for proper operation
  • Have your roof inspected for potential leaks once every few years
  • Inspect and clean dust from the covers of your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Check your home for water leaks
  • Check the water hoses on the clothes washer, refrigerator icemaker and dishwasher for cracks and bubbles
  • Check your water heater
  • Clean the clothes dryer exhaust duct, damper and space under the dryer
  • Socialize your dog to help reduce potential dog bites


Check all recreational equipment and review outdoor safety tips


Swimming Pool Safety

  • Pool equipment should be checked frequently.
  • Consider removing diving boards. At a minimum, check them periodically to make sure bolts are tightened, the base is secured to the concrete and surfaces are slip-resistant.
  • Pool slides can be particularly dangerous. Never go down the slide headfirst. Make sure bolts are tightened and secured.
  • Provide handrails where narrow or steep steps are present and cover steps with a nonskid material. Check routinely to make sure they are secure and have no sharp edges and replace all broken treads.
  • Make sure there is secure fencing around any pool to keep children and unauthorized individuals from the pool area. All gates should be self-closing and lockable.
  • Completely remove pool covers when anyone is in the pool. Extreme care should be taken to prevent children from climbing on top of the cover or getting caught underneath. Check the cover often and remove water that accumulates on top; make sure the cover is properly anchored and tied down.
  • Make sure there is rescue equipment around the pool.
  • Depth markings should be completely visible to all swimmers.
  • Secure all grates and drains so they cannot be removed without the use of tools. Instruct all swimmers on the dangers of entrapment and drowning that can occur when fingers, toes or the body come too close to these items. Anyone with long hair should also be cautioned not to get his or her hair near a pool outlet because the suction can be strong enough to hold even an adult under water.
  • Follow manufacturer directions for proper storage of all pool chemicals in a clean, well-ventilated area that can be secured.
  • Make sure all electrical appliances are kept away from the pool and use ground-fault-circuit-interrupter (GFCI) outlets at outside receptacles.

 
 


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