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Maintaining your home's pristine condition as summer approaches can be a challenge. To simplify the process, here is a basic checklist of the minimum to ensure your home stays in top shape:

1. Inspect and clean the gutters and downspouts to ensure proper water drainage.

2. Check the roof for any signs of damage or leaks. Arrange for repairs if necessary.

3. Service and clean your air conditioning system to ensure optimal performance during hot summer months.

4. Test and clean your ceiling fans to keep the air circulating effectively.

5. Inspect and clean your outdoor deck or patio, removing any debris or mold growth.

6. Check and repair any cracks or gaps in your driveway or walkways.

7. Inspect and clean your outdoor grill or barbecue equipment before using.

8. Trim trees and bushes near your house to prevent overgrowth and potential damage.

9. Inspect and clean your outdoor furniture, ensuring it is in good condition for use.

10. Check and maintain your pool or spa, including cleaning and balancing the water chemistry.

11. Inspect and repair any damaged window screens to keep pests out.

12. Test your smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and replace batteries if needed.

13. Inspect and clean your outdoor lighting fixtures, replacing any burnt-out bulbs.

14. Check and maintain your lawn by mowing, watering, and applying fertilizer as needed.

15. Inspect and clean your outdoor vents and exhausts to prevent blockages.

Remember, safety should always be a priority during home maintenance tasks. If a task requires professional expertise or specialized equipment, it's best to consult a qualified professional.

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