SUMMER Seasonal Maintenance Checklist

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  • Check kids’ playground equipment.
  • Check your wood deck or concrete patio for deterioration.
  • Check the nightlights at the top and bottom of all stairways.
  • Check the exterior siding.
  • Check all window and door locks.
  • Check your home for water leaks.
  • Check the water hoses on the clothes washer, refrigerator, icemaker and dishwasher for cracks and bubbles.
  • Check lawn watering equipment and make sure it is not spraying against masonry walls.
  • Check all exterior lighting.
  • Check guttering and downspouts.

Scott Price, CPI, #1532
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Concrete Cracks

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Concrete cracks are nearly always referenced in my home inspection reports.  Here in Oklahoma, and I would imagine nation wide, cracks in walkways, driveways and patios are common. Most of the time they are not related to any structural problem but simply a result of the expansion and contraction of the concrete itself or the soil it sits on and is surrounded by.

I have noticed from personal experience and from other home owners who have made it a point to perform regular maintenance around their home, that applying the appropriate sealant when the cracks are noticed, can go a long way in preventing further deterioration.  Sealing cracks quickly will prevent expansion through ice and snow entry in the winter and soil and vegetation entry the rest of the year.

So the next time you are at your favorite home improvement store, spend a few bucks and put a reminder on your phone for your next day off to seal up those cracks you have noticed.  Long term they could avoid costly replacement cost and trip hazards. Also, you will avoid having to deal with it when you sell your home and the buyers inspector calls it out as a defect.

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Scott Price, CPI, #1532
Certified Home Inspector
Home Run Inspections
405-905-9175
homeruninspections@icloud.com
We cover all of the bases!

Serving the Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas including Edmond, Guthrie, Cashion, Yukon, Moore, Norman, Chickasha, Midwest City/Del City, Bethany, El Reno, Shawnee, Harrah, and more.

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Lawn Watering Tips for the Summer

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So now that we have reached the dog days of summer, its time to try again to keep our lawns green.

Here are a few tips I picked up from popularmechanics.com.

The a.m. is the best time to water the lawn because the air is cooler and there’s usually not much wind to blow the droplets. In the middle of the day, water evaporates too quickly. And in the evenings, water can cling to the blades of grass overnight, which can cause lawn diseases.  Along with mowing the grass too short, he says, watering at night is about the worst thing to do for a lawn.

Homeowners who can’t water in the mornings before work should do it on a weekend morning. The best time is early in the morning: 4 a.m. to 10 a.m.