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Summertime House Maintenance

I am passing on a list of Areas to Address for Summertime House Maintenance From A Local Professional Home Inspector... Monitor basement humidity and avoid relative humidity levels above 60 per cent. Use a dehumidifier to maintain safe relative humidity. Clean or replace air conditioning filter, and wash or replace ventilation system filters if necessary. Check basement pipes for condensation or dripping, and take corrective action, for example, reduce humidity and or insulate cold water pipes. Check the basement floor drain to ensure the trap contains water. Refill with water if necessary. If you have a plumbing fixture that is not used frequently, for example, a laundry tub or spare bathroom sink, tub or shower stall, run some water briefly to keep water in the trap. Deep clean carpets and rugs. Vacuum bathroom fan grille. Disconnect the duct connected to the dryer and vacuum lint from duct, the areas surrounding your clothes dryer and your dryer’s vent hood outside. Check security o