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Summer Home Maintenance Tips

Thursday, July 9, 2020  |  Homes, Lifestyle

Home maintenance doesn’t take the summer off! Which is why we’ve rounded up our top 5 summer home maintenance tips to help keep your new home in great shape.


Maintenance Tip #1: Inspect your air conditioner

Summer is the busiest time for your air conditioner, especially for Southwest Florida homeowners like ours, which is why this is a great time to make sure they’re running well. So if you haven’t already, replace or remove and clean your AC unit’s filter per manufacturer instructions and be sure to have your central AC system inspected by a professional at least once a year.

woman checking air conditioner


Maintenance Tip #2: Check your detectors

This summer home maintenance tip could even save your life! Check your home’s smoke and carbon monoxide detectors with the change of every season—it’s a great habit to get into.


Maintenance Tip #3: Keep sinks fresh and clean

Without checking in on your kitchen sink regularly, it can become smelly and clogged. Try running lemon juice or vinegar ice cubes down the disposal to keep it smelling fresh.


Maintenance Tip #4: Clean your outdoor cooker

Give your grill a deep cleaning to enjoy outdoor eating all summer long.

  • For gas grills, turn the heat up high and leave the lid closed for 30 minutes. After the grill cools, brush it off with a grill brush. Wipe down the grill’s exterior with a damp sponge and a gentle cleanser. Don’t forget to clean the grill’s drip pans!
  • For charcoal grills, empty the grill completely and wipe out any residue. Then clean it inside and out with hot water and some liquid dishwashing soap. Be sure to let the grill dry completely before your next use.


Maintenance Tip #5: Care for your plants

Longer days provide extra time to spend making sure your yard is looking its best. After all, an overgrown lawn can lead to animal and bug infestations, choke out existing plants, and reduce curb appeal. Spending some time mowing, weeding, and caring for your Florida yard can make a big difference!

Find the home of your dreams this summer

From spacious single-family homes to just-right-sized villas, Neal Communities builds exceptional new homes in southwest Florida. Spend the rest of your summer sitting back on your private lanai, enjoying the natural beauty and exciting amenities our communities have to offer. Contact us today for more information!